Brookside Agra has acquired Cardinal Agriculture Services and is now offering comprehensive agronomy and agricultural risk management services. Brookside Agra has offered all-natural specialty feed addivitve for 30 years. The new acquisition will expand these services.
“Brookside Agra has always been committed to finding the most cost-effective, research-proven and all-natural solutions to fit our customers’ needs,” said Chad Vaninger, Brookside Agra Executive Vice President and General Manager. “Combined with our expertise in all-natural agricultural products, acquiring Cardinal Agriculture Services allows us to provide comprehensive solutions between farms and soil experts to create crop management programs that help growers reach the full genetic potential of their crops in a sustainable and all-natural manner.”
The new Agronomy Division is being led by Ben Elliott, a plant and soil nutrition specialist. His division will be covering soil and tissue sampling and analysis, fertility and hybrid selection, water and feed analysis, and many other services.
“We are extremely excited to be a part of Brookside Agra and working with their customers,” said Elliott. “Our soil sampling analysis capabilities provide farmers with the answers they need to be their most productive. Our programs include soil and tissue sampling, as well as weather monitoring, water testing, satellite imagery and expert recommendations. Over a five-year period, our programs have been proven to save growers up to 35% on their agronomy program and trimmed input costs by as much as $15 per acre in the initial two years. ”
The new Risk Management Division will be headed up Andy Rynski, the former co-owner of Cardinal Agricultural Services. His team will offer farm property and casualty insurance, crop insurance, livestock insurance, precision equipment, and precision risk management
“The days of filling out acreage reports by hand for insurance use are gone,” said Rynski. “We want farmers to spend less time in the office and more time out in the fields making money. Using precision GPS-mapping technology, crop data goes straight from the tractor’s cab to our office, then to our system’s processing software where it creates the reports that the farmer reviews and signs. It’s that easy.”