Wilbur-Ellis Acquires Minnesota 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 the assets of Innovative Seed and Consulting, LLC, a full-service agribusiness retailer located in Claremont, MN.
“Becoming part of Wilbur-Ellis will provide us with the long-term resources necessary to compete in today’s rapidly-changing agribusiness environment and to enable us to continue to deliver the exceptional service and premier product lines our customers both deserve and expect,” said Innovative Seed and Consulting Owner Dean Schrom.
Innovative Seed and Consulting has been a trusted, family-owned and operated business since 2007, providing its customers with seed, crop protection products, crop nutrition, agronomy services, technology services and custom application services. It was important to Schrom to find a similar fit with the company that would take Innovative Seed and Consulting into the next decade of business. “They’re a family-owned business and it shows in how they care about their organization, the people they employ and the relationships we’ve built with them,” said Schrom about Wilbur-Ellis. “As we made our decision to sell, we wanted our business to continue as a successful, family-owned business and Wilbur-Ellis provided that opportunity.”
“This is another excellent example of our strategy to acquire businesses that bring quality people and high-performing operations to Wilbur-Ellis,” said Wilbur-Ellis Area Manager Doug Sigurdson. “Over the past nine years, Innovative Seed and Consulting has grown its business through strong relationships, solid agronomy and dependable service. Innovative Seed and Consulting aligns well with how we do business, how we service our customers and Wilbur-Ellis’ values. Acquiring this business allows us the opportunity to expand our agronomy service across important areas of Southern Minnesota and beyond.”
As of February 24, 2017, Innovative Seed and Consulting’s employees and assets became part of Wilbur-Ellis Company. This full-service agribusiness retailer is located at 60784 120th Ave, Claremont, MN, 55924. Dean Schrom will assume responsibilities as branch manager and can be reached at 507-414-5650 or via email at [email protected]. Ryan Schrom will assume responsibilities as operations manager and can be reached at the same number or via email at [email protected].