Big Bend Agri-Services, Inc.
1979 – Incorporated by Robert Sellers and Monty Ferrell. Big Bend Agri-Services began as a grain elevator service assisting Southeast area farmers with their corn, wheat, oats, and soybean crops.
1980 – As business diversification and the shrinkage of grain acreage gave way to more cotton, Big Bend Agri-Services expanded into liquid fertilizer production. Big Bend recognized there was a dire need for the farmers and growers of ornamental plants, plastic culture for vegetable production, and turf grass cultivation to have more specialized products…. products that would help to increase the quality and yield of their crops to maximize their growing season.
1987 – To further expand Big Bend’s footprint throughout the Southeast, it became a distributor for Arcadian Corporation based out of Memphis, Tennessee to help market Arcadians liquid nitrogen, phosphate, and specialty liquid nutritionals to area dealers and farmers. This expansion gave way to big Bend concentrating solely on liquid fertility products and markets.
1988 – Big Bend no longer distributors for Arcadian or Mobil. New owners decided to enter national distribution, rather than continually regionally.
1993 – Robert Sellers retires. Monty Ferrell now sole owner and CEO of Big Bend Agri-Services, Inc.
1995 – Mr. Ferrell enters the Industrial Chemical market and forms Big Bend Industrial Sales as a division of Big Bend Agri-Services. This expansion and business diversification enabled industrial chemicals to be incorporated into the selection of products that Big Bend would offer to its growing customer base.
1996 – Big Bend Agri-Services partners with A&A Fertilizer in Abilene, Texas and replaces Mobil as constant supplier of Ammonium Thio-Sulphate west of Missippi.
2013 – Big Bend Agri-Services awarded Georgia Manufacturer of the Year.
2014 – Big Bend Agri-Services recognized as the first agricultural entity in Georgia to be Certified by the AAPFCO (Association of American Plant Food Control Officials).
2015 – Big Bend Agri-Services is recipient of the coveted Globe Award as an exporter into new markets.
2016 – Big Bend Agri-Services is recognized in the industry as a Specialist’ in providing clear liquid fertility products void of solid particles or precipitants across the United States, Central and South America, and internationally.
Experience and longevity has taught Big Bend Agri-Services how to bring enhanced value to its customers. For almost 40 years, Big Bend’s greatest rewards have been realized from its ability to provide the highest quality products and creative solutions. The company is well known for it Plant Specialty Formulating Services, and the purity of its products.