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Pinnacle™ Announces the Acquisition of the Agronomy Business from Gerken’s Feed and Grain

Friday, December 19, 2014 -

Lake City, MN, 12/18/2014 – Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC (“Pinnacle”) has successfully acquired the agronomy assets of Gerken’s Feed and Grain (“Gerken”) in Lake City, Minnesota.  The agronomy business will operate as part of Pinnacle's Providence Agriculture™ brand ("Providence Agriculture") as a full-service agricultural input retailer specializing in the sales and service of seed, crop protection chemicals and fertilizer.

Jerry and Jennifer Gerken purchased the agronomy business from Dill Company in 2003 and have operated it with the philosophy of independently working for the customer.  “We feel that Providence Agriculture will continue to build upon this philosophy,” said the Gerkens.  “This is a great opportunity for all of us to maximize our efforts in support of our farm customers. Providence Agriculture brings a wealth of experience and expanded product offerings to enhance grower success.”

Providence Agriculture’s newest location will remain at 901 7th Street North, Lake City, Minnesota. Marty Stoll will remain as sales agronomist with Providence Agriculture. “We are very excited about the recent acquisition. Gerken is a highly-regarded business with similar company values and goals of grower success,” said Al Bousley, Providence Agriculture Regional Business Director.  “Here at Providence, we are also committed to innovation and delivering new solutions to help our farmers become more profitable.  So, we are confident that the local farm community served so well by the Gerkens will experience a seamless transition and continue to receive exceptional service.” 

“We are truly excited about expanding our business into the state of Minnesota and look forward to partnering with area farmers,” said Rad Page, President of Providence Agriculture.  “We believe in building lasting partnerships with our growers by providing only the very best products and helping them make effective input decisions, with the goal of increasing yields and lowering their cost per unit of production.”

Lake City, Minnesota is Providence Agriculture’s eighteenth retail location across eight states offering seed, custom fertilizer blends, and crop protection products, as well as award-winning OptiGro® precision agriculture services. 


About Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC

Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC is a best-in-class agricultural retail and wholesale distribution business created through acquisitions and greenfield retail establishments.  The company operates through its Sanders®, Performance Agriculture™, Providence Agriculture, AgOne Application Services™, Innvictis™, Meridian™, and Altitude™ brands, serving growers across 24 states.  Pinnacle is multifaceted in its operations, which include seed production and sales, agricultural chemical distribution, bulk handling of fertilizer, precision agriculture services and general merchandise for the farming, livestock and wildlife industries.

For more information contact:

Marty Stoll, Sales Agronomist
Providence Agriculture
(651) 564-1072

Al Bousley, Regional Business Director
Providence Agriculture
(870) 819-7384

Rad Page, President
Providence Agriculture
(803) 546-7107