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Tim Greer Promoted to Manager of BRANDT in Ashland, Illinois

Springfield, Illinois (October 1, 2021) – BRANDT, a leading retailer of professional agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty input products, has promoted Tim Greer to manager of its retail plant in Ashland, Illinois. Greer assumes command from Bill Garver, a legendary BRANDT employee, who is retiring after 33 years of service.

Greer, who transitioned into managing daily operations at the Ashland plant in 2021, will also oversee locations in Pleasant Plains and Virginia, IL. His leadership and experience—along with Ashland’s veteran staff—promises continued excellent customer service to the farmers BRANDT serves.

“Tim established himself as a leader when he came on board in early 2020,” said John Allen, VP of BRANDT Agronomic Services. “His deep experience, coupled with the veteran leadership of Bill Garver, has made this a seamless transition for our customers and employees. I’m excited about how Tim will grow the business and find new ways to serve our growers.

“Tim has big shoes to fill: Bill Garver is absolutely one of a kind and he set the bar for what a BRANDT plant manager should be,” continued Allen. “While he was always quick with a story, he was even faster with good advice and sage farming practices. We wish him nothing but happiness and rounds under par in his retirement.”

Greer’s promotion takes effect on October 1, coinciding with Garver’s formal retirement.


A leading agricultural company, BRANDT serves 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 return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.