BRANDT, No. 21 on the CropLife 100 and a manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, has announced its National Sales Director, Dr. Julian Smith, is a 2012 recipient of the prestigious Fluid Fellow Award presented by the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation (FFF). The award recognizes Dr. Smith’s leadership in research, education and contributions to the fluid fertilizer industry.
“This is a real honor as it comes from the industry I love and the peers I respect,” said Dr. Smith. “This is real special. I never thought I’d be up for a lifetime achievement award when I started working with the FFF all those years ago.”
The FFF is the research division of the National Fertilizer Solutions Association. Dr. Smith was one of the founding members of the FFF in 1982, serving as Research Director for the NFSA/FFF prior to joining BRANDT.
Dr. Smith, along with BRANDT’s company founder, Glen Brandt, have both been significant contributors to the fluid fertilizer industry. BRANDT has long been an evangelist on the advantages of fluids over granular.
“We congratulate Julian on his tireless work and research over the last 30 years,” said President and CEO, Rick Brandt. “We are extremely fortunate to have such a knowledgeable and talented individual on our team, and we look forward to the innovations that Julian will help us bring to agriculture practices in coming years.”