Winfield US and Southern States forming exclusive supply agreement
Winfield US (Winfield United Suppliers) and Southern States Cooperative, Inc. have signed a letter of intent to enter into a supply agreement for Winfield US to exclusively provide a majority of Southern States' crop input products as well as some services.
The plan being finalizes is for Winfield US to supply a majority of crop input requirements to the Southern States network of 1,200 retail locations across 23 states serving 200,000 farmers, including products and services delivered under the WinField brand, which will be new offerings for Southern States customers, the two organizations announced.
"We are looking forward to the potential of bringing our WinField portfolio of products, including our WinField seed, seed treatments, adjuvants, micronutrients and plant growth regulators to a new customer base," said Mike Vande Logt, COO of Winfield US. "The products, paired with our decision agriculture technologies will provide real value to Southern States customers looking to increase productivity in the most sustainable ways. We look forward to defining the details of the agreement and getting to work with new retail partners and the farmers they serve in this region."
The agreement is expected to be complete in early summer and effective for Southern States members/customers to purchase Winfield US products this fall. The main result of an agreement will be Winfield US gaining access to a new geographic region of farmers through a new group of ag retailers.
"We're excited about the possibilities of aligning with a company known for industry-leading operations and with some of the best products and services to help us better serve our customers and grow our business," said Jeff Stroburg, CEO of Southern States Cooperative, Inc.