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Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings Announces the Acquisition of G and C Fertilizer Company Incorporated

Tuesday, October 22, 2013 -

Lyons, GA, October 22, 2013 – Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC (“Pinnacle”), through its subsidiary Jimmy Sanders Incorporated (“Sanders”), has acquired certain assets from G and C Fertilizer Company Incorporated (“G and C Fertilizer”) located in Lyons, Georgia.  Specifically, Sanders acquired the agriculture retail assets associated with G and C Fertilizer, d/b/a U.S. #1 Farm Center.

U.S. #1 Farm Center was founded in 1969 as a seed, fertilizer and crop protection retail business providing full service to growers in the traditional row crop markets as well as specialty vegetable markets in southeast Georgia.  “We are excited to welcome U.S. #1 Farm Center to the Sanders family,” said Bo Kennedy, Area Operations Manager for Sanders in Georgia and southern Alabama.  “Joey Clark and the team at U.S. #1 bring valuable expertise in the specialty vegetable markets and will complement the existing Sanders business in Georgia.”

Joey Clark, manager of U.S. #1 Farm Center said, “Our decision to team up with Sanders was based on Sanders’ commitment to their customers and employees.  They follow core principles that put the customer first, and that was very important to us.”

The former U.S. #1 Farm Center location in Lyons, Georgia, will become a Sanders facility and continue to be managed by Joey Clark.  Sanders will continue to offer custom fertilizer blends, as well as seed and crop protection products.  The Lyons, Georgia, location will also introduce new precision ag services through Sanders’ proprietary OptiGro system.


For more information contact:

Bo Kennedy, Area Operations Manager
Jimmy Sanders Incorporated

Joey Clark, Location Manager
Jimmy Sanders Incorporated

About Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC

Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC was established in mid-2012 by a management team led by Kenny Cordell and financed by Apollo Global Management, LLC.  Its mission is to create a best-in-class national retail distribution business through acquisitions and “greenfield” retail establishment.  For more information, visit

About Jimmy Sanders Incorporated

Jimmy Sanders Incorporated, established in 1953, is one of the largest agricultural input supply and distribution businesses in the country.  The company currently services growers across Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Texas and Oklahoma.  Sanders 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, visit