SPRINGFIELD, Ill., December 27, 2012 — BRANDT, a manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, has announced that Jay Turner has joined the company as Mid-South Territory Sales Manager. Turner will lead BRANDT’s Specialty Formulations sales initiatives in Western Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, reporting to Gregory Jackson, Eastern Seaboard Regional Manager.

“BRANDT has had a significant amount growth in the Southeast over the last few years and we have an excellent opportunity to expand our business into the Mid-South,” said Rodger Younker, BRANDT National Sales Director. “Jay has an extensive amount of product knowledge, specifically in our core nutrition business, and great relationships in the Mid-South region. We are very excited to welcome him to the team.”

Turner will work from his home in Olive Branch, Mississippi. Prior to BRANDT, Turner was a Development Manager for PGR’s, Bio-Stimulants and Nutritional Products at Arysta LifeScience and held product development, sales and marketing positions at Micro Flo.

A leading agricultural company BRANDT consists of three divisions—Specialty Formulations, Retail Agronomy and Dealer Support—serving growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for maximum return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.

For more information, visit BRANDT on the web at: www.brandt.co.