River Valley Cooperative to Acquire Hensel Seed Solutions: An Alignment for Modern and Relevant Solutions

Davenport, IA and Edelstein, IL ­­­­(October 5, 2017)

River Valley Cooperative announced today that they have acquired Hensel Seed Solutions of Edelstein, Illinois. “We are incredibly excited to form a partnership with Hensel Seed Solutions. The Hensel family is well-known for strong customer focus in seed sales and elite service,” said Andy Rash, Vice President of Sales & Marketing with River Valley Cooperative. “River Valley Cooperative has always committed to providing best in class products and services in agronomy, energy, grain and feed and this alignment, in the heart of a progressive ag geography with first class farming operations, is an opportunity that both the Hensel family and River Valley want to be a long-term part of.”

Rash also stated, “River Valley Cooperative recognizes that farming operations’ needs evolve, the businesses that serve them do as well. The Hensels forecasted a long-term need to provide more technology in seed placement and tracking, along with the nutrient programs and crop protection programs, to ensure seed hybrid performance. The alignment with River Valley Cooperative to bring those solutions to the entire acre is exciting. River Valley focuses on bringing the “whole acre solution” to the farm gate and this is a perfect partnership for a growing geography.” Rash emphasized, “Technology is embedded in the DNA of River Valley and we believe deeply in staying along-side the acre year-round.”

“River Valley members and owners see and support the value of being “On the Ground Year-Round” with the farmer every step of the way,” said Rash. “From placing the seed in the right spot to feeding it and protecting it, to helping market grain across our geography to providing state of the art energy services, River Valley supports and takes the “whole acre solution” seriously. If you have animals we can provide you modern nutrition as well. The circle of ag is “our thing” and to bring a leading seed organization into our company in such a strong and modernizing ag geography is exciting for us.”

River Valley Cooperative has agreed to acquire all assets and equipment from Hensel Seed Solutions. The Hensel family will remain the lead in day-to-day activities and service and River Valley is expanding the portfolio and tools that the Hensels can bring to their customers.

About River Valley Cooperative

Owned by over 2,700 farm families, River Valley Cooperative has operations in 20 communities employing over 300 people in Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. River Valley Cooperative is dedicated to delivering personalized services and expert solutions that enhance and ensure the long-term viability of our customer-owners, employees and communities.

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River Valley Cooperative is dedicated to delivering personalized services and expert solutions that enhance and ensure the long-term viability of our customer-owners, employees and communities.