Central Ohio Farmers Co-op, Inc. expanding

Staff report

Central Ohio Farmers Co-op, Inc. (COFC), a full service cooperative founded in 1934 and based in Marion, Ohio, has reached an agreement to purchase an ownership interest in Ag Info Tech of Mount Vernon.

Ag Info Tech is owned by Tim Norris, their founder and CEO, and Town & Country Co-op (T&C). Under the agreement, the three owners will work together to guide AIT’s business, a news release states.

Ag Info Tech provides high quality precision ag products and Services, and was voted the 2015 North American Most Valuable Dealership of the Year by Precision Farming Dealer Magazine. They help farmers integrate crop record keeping and data analysis with today’s precision ag tools. Ag Info Tech’s training and consulting services allow farmers to make the most informed decisions possible for their fields.

“The team at Ag Info Tech is very excited about partnering with COFC,” Norris said.

“Being able to combine our services with COFC’s exceptional amenities including agronomists, variable rate technology and grid soil sampling with be extremely beneficial and rewarding to the growers in both of our companies. The Ag Info Tech team is looking forward to being able to bring the latest in precision technology to COFC’s growers and aid them in being as precise and accurate as possible.”

The partnership will officially start March 1.

“COFC is excited to be able to expand upon the products and services they are able to offer to their members and customers to help them obtain optimal yields. Planting solutions include individual row shutoffs, planter performance monitoring, hydraulic down force control and more.”

Training will be available for all products that are offered.

For information about Central Ohio Farmers Co-op, Inc., visit their website at www. centralohfarm.com or call 800-258-2213.

Staff report