In Memorium: Olson, Garkey

CropLife e-News has received news of the deaths of two prominent industry members.


Dennis Olson, 65, vice president of marketing for Jim Hicks & Co., Brea, CA, died Oct. 22 after a long battle with colon cancer. Involved in the industry for more than 40 years, he previously had worked for United Agri Products and J.R. Simplot Co.

Sean Garkey, 33, company manager and CEO of Access Ag Inc., suffocated in a grain bin accident Sept. 27 at the company’s Mazon, IL, location. Prior to his death, Garkey was able to free a co-worker from the bin’s suction.