Engage in any conversation and sooner or later the subject of consolidation comes up. Spanning the years, many of the top retailers have consolidated with other companies to solidify their ongoing growth and influence within the ag industry. For as popular a subject as consolidation is, historical information is almost non-existent. Thanks to Joann McCarty and Donna Jones, both with the Asmark Institute, the industry now has a Consolidation Chart that visually portrays its heritage.
Work began on this project by compiling CropLife™ magazine’s list of Top 100 ag chemical and fertilizer dealers since 1984. In addition to the information provided by CropLife™, hundreds of hours of research and interviews with industry professionals were used to create the final Consolidation Chart.
While many of the companies shown on the chart have maintained their ranking since the inception of the Top 100, others have appeared briefly. This Consolidation Chart represents only the beginning as we will continue to follow the companies and publish an annual update based on CropLife™ magazine’s Top 100.
A full-size 48"x72" version of the chart is available by contacting Donna at firstname.lastname@example.org or 270-926-4600, Ext 205.