BRANDT's Starich to Chair Western Plant Health Association Board
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (October 25, 2018) – Tracy Starich, Sales Coordinator for BRANDT specialty formulations, has been appointed as Chairwoman of the Western Plant Health Association Board of Directors for the 2018-2019 term.
Tracy has been in agriculture for 24 years and is key part of BRANDT’s west coast operations in Fresno, CA where she coordinates procurement, inside sales and supports day to day operations. Tracy has been a member of the WPHA board of directors for four years before being named chair.
“I am honored to be elected Chair and to have the opportunity to represent BRANDT and the fertilizer industry,” said Starich. “Organizations such as WPHA are a critical part of ensuring that CA legislative leaders receive fact based information that supports agriculture and helps sustain a positive business environment for the plant health industry. I’m very proud to be a part of this.”
The WPHA helps support and advocate for agriculture and the plant health industry with legislative, regulatory and environmental groups in California, Arizona and Hawaii. The association helps promote environmentally sound use of plant health products and safe production of food, fiber and horticultural crops.
A leading agricultural company, BRANDT consists of three divisions—Specialty Formulations, Retail Agronomy and Dealer Support—serving growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for maximum return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.