A Govan, Saskatchewan-based company has announced plans to open a chain of independent crop input retail sites in Saskatchewan and Alberta, with operations beginning this fall.
“SynergyAG is the natural progression of our family’s 60 years in seed and crop nutrition retail,” said Brad Hanmer, president and CEO of SynergyAG, in a news release issued Sept 7. “We’re investing in Western Canada and in farmers who want the best mix of products and agronomic advice.”
The Hanmer family also operates a fifth-generation farm and the Hanmer Seeds business in the Govan area.
According to the release, they’re working on opening four locations:
- Govan, Sask.: Construction is underway at a new full-service facility featuring a state-of-the-art high-throughput seed treatment facility. To open in winter 2016.
- Lewvan, Sask.: SynergyAG has recommissioned an existing full-service facility. To open in fall 2016.
- Lumsden, Sask.: Working with local ag industry partners, SynergyAG will build a ground-up facility. To open in fall 2017.
- Provost, Alta.: SynergyAG’s first Alberta location will serve the east-central part of the province. To open in fall 2017.
“We’re farmers too, and we live and breathe agriculture,” noted chief operating officer Dave Fuller. “For producers who are looking for tailored agronomic advice and a custom mix of crop inputs and genetics, SynergyAG is a unique player in the market.”
Hanmer also indicated they plan to add more sites after the initial wave of openings.
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