To support future growth in the Eastern U.S., and strengthen its manufacturing capability across the country, Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers plans to build its flagship, state-of-the-art, manufacturing and distribution facility in Ashley, MI. The 50,400-square-foot facility will be the company’s largest with manufacturing, truck loading, and distribution offices all under one roof.
The location also provides rail service not available at its current Michigan production plant. Additional outside storage will be added to facilitate this growth and an expansion of the existing rail track is planned. Fertilizer production is set to begin at the new plant in the fall of 2011. Administrative offices and Corporate Headquarters will remain in Saint Johns, MI.
Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers has representatives throughout Michigan and 35 other states providing growers with both high quality products and researched recommendations for success in the field.
This spring, Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers’ North Central Research Station doubled its size to more than 400 acres, further strengthening its position as the largest plant nutrition research facility in the nation. Satellite locations and in-field trials verify regional recommendation differences in all major agricultural areas across the U.S.
The company has grown dramatically since incorporating. Additional production facilities were developed in Goodland, KS, in 2000, and Williams, IA, in 2005. With a sales force of more than 120, active in 36 states as well as internationally in Canada, Mexico, and Belize; sales growth has been dramatic.
Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers has received honors for several achievements including a national Environmental Respect Award in 1998, a listing among the “Michigan Private 100” for its 5 year annualized revenue growth, and also being identified as one of the “Michigan Top 50” companies to watch.
Annually the company awards several scholarships to post-secondary students pursuing a career in agriculture or an agriculturally related industry.
Agro-Culture Liquid fertilizers also leads the promotion and advocacy of the principles of Responsible Nutrient Management. It is a responsible neighbor; constructing facilities with containment and environmental protection systems that exceed industry standards.