Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC has successfully acquired certain assets of Uvalde County Farmers Co-operative. Uvalde Co-op will operate as part of Pinnacle’s Sanders brand. Located in Knippa, TX, Uvalde Co-op is a farm input and supply company that has been serving area growers for over 39 years.
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Formed as a non-profit association, Uvalde Co-op has been servicing the Winter Garden area since November, 1975. Originally formed with 38 members, Uvalde Co-op has grown to 114 active members and is a certified public grain warehouse engaged in buying and selling wheat, grain sorghum, corn, and sesame. Uvalde Co-op is also the largest domestic provider of sesame for Sesaco Corp. The acquisition of Uvalde Co-op’s seed, fertilizer and crop protection assets will enhance Sanders’ retail presence in the southern Texas market.
The new Sanders location will remain at 209 West Main St., Knippa, TX 78870, and will be managed by Bonnie Turner. Turner’s background includes seven years with Crop Production Services and 10 years with Helena Chemical Co. All other employees of Uvalde Co-op will retain their current positions under the new ownership.
“We are extremely excited about the innovative opportunities and high level of service that Sanders will bring to our area growers,” said Bonnie Turner, Location Manager. “The Winter Garden region is very diverse, and our planting season is year-round with everything from vegetables and small grains to pastureland, corn, and cotton. We are very excited to be a part of Sanders and will uphold their high standard of quality in servicing our customers.”
Uvalde Co-op Board President, Carl Muecke, Jr. said, “The board members of Uvalde Co-op would like to thank all of our customers and friends for the years of continued support. We have been blessed to serve our community, and we look forward to the wide range of products, services and innovation that Sanders will bring to our local growers.”
“We are delighted about purchasing the agronomy assets of Uvalde County Co-op,” said John Williams, Sanders’ Area Operations Manager. “We look forward to working with area growers who produce some of the highest cotton yields in the state, not to mention vegetable and grain production and livestock operations. We are confident that the farmers Uvalde Co-op has served so well will experience a seamless transition and will continue to receive the excellent service they have come to know in meeting all of their crop input needs.”
Knippa is Sanders’ 23rd Texas retail location offering custom fertilizer blends, seed, and crop protection products, and award-winning precision agriculture services through Sanders’ proprietary OptiGro system.