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California- based company acquires Advanced Ag

Published: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 11:10 a.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 11:12 a.m. CDT

Wilbur-Ellis Company — based in San Francisco, Calif. — made the announcement Thursday that they’ve acquired the assets of Advanced Ag in Creston.

Advanced Ag has served local growers in southwest Iowa since 2002 — providing agronomic solutions to increase productivity and maximize yields.

“We are excited to join a company that supports the same values and customer-oriented dedication that Advanced Ag is known for,” said Cody Shay, owner of Advanced Ag.  “As the industry becomes more complex every year, we look forward to working with Wilbur-Ellis’ team of agribusiness experts to provide the best crop protection technology solutions and services to our customers.”

Wilbur-Ellis was founded in 1921. It is a leading international marketer and distributor of agricultural products, animal feed and specialty chemicals and ingredients.

Wilbur-Ellis’ Agribusiness Division generates more than $2 billion in sales revenue.

“We are thrilled to welcome Advanced Ag and its seasoned staff to our team and further enhance our ability to serve local growers,” said Troy Johnson, vice president of Wilbur-Ellis’ Midwest Operations.  “Advanced Ag’s established reputation among local customers makes it a strategic fit to our growing operations in the area.” 

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