5. Agrium > Miles Farm Supply
Retail outlets acquired: 19
Agrium completed its purchase of the crop protection business of Miles Farm Supply in Owensboro, KY, in 2010. Through the acquisition, Agrium added 19 retail outlets – 16 in Kentucky, two in Indiana and one in Tennessee. “Kentucky was a gap area for us, so it’s really a nice fit for the company,” said Jeff Tarsi, Agrium Retail’s vice president of business strategies. The sale did not include any of Miles’ businesses outside of retail crop protection. The company had ranked No. 18 in the 2009 CropLife 100.