Wilbur-Ellis Acquires Michigan Ag Retailer
Wilbur-Ellis’ Agribusiness, a recognized leader in precision agriculture technology and the distribution and marketing of plant protection, seed and nutritional products, has acquired Johansen Farms, LLC, a full-service agribusiness retailer and custom application provider located in Three Rivers, MI.
“We are always on the lookout for great companies and people to add to our business,” said Wilbur-Ellis Vice President Troy Johnson. “Johansen Farms fits in exceptionally well due to its very high level of customer service and portfolio of seed, crop protection, fertilizer and custom application. The Johansens are truly a wonderful addition to our Great Lakes team.”
Mike and Karen Johansen opened Johansen Farms for business in 2003. Along with their sons, Jegar and Tanner, they offered custom fertility programs, intensive soil sampling, branded products, custom fertilizer blends and application services to their regional customers. From the start, the Johansen family delivered dependable service and have become a highly successful and respected supplier of crop inputs and custom application in the area.
“After meeting with the people of Wilbur-Ellis, the choice was clear on how our family-based business aligned with their family-based business,” said Branch Manager Jegar Johansen. “Customers, employees and keeping the entrepreneurial spirit alive at this location are the first and foremost goals in our minds. When we do that right, the rest of it will fall into place. The sky’s the limit with the resources Wilbur-Ellis will put into place to further our success in years to come.”
Beginning on December 1, 2016, all Johansen Farms employees and assets will remain with the business as it becomes part of Wilbur-Ellis’ Agribusiness. The full-service agribusiness retailer is located at 51609 US 131 North, Three Rivers, MI, 49093. Branch Manager Jegar Johansen can be reached at 269-273-4747.