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Brian Harlander, President of Gavilon Fertilizer, Announces Retirement

Savannah, Ga. (March 9, 2021) – Gavilon Fertilizer today announced that Brian Harlander, President of Gavilon Fertilizer, has decided to retire after more than 48 years in the ag industry. Since 1987, Harlander has worked for ConAgra Fertilizer, which later became Gavilon Fertilizer, serving in trading and managerial roles, helping build the company from a few locations across the U.S. to more than 80 locations around the world. On top of serving as president of the fertilizer group since 2008, Harlander also served for 6 years on the Agricultural Retailers Association Board and has been on The Fertilizer Institute Executive Board since 2005.

“I am honored to have had the chance to work with my fellow employees, customers and suppliers, but I look forward to retirement and spending more time with my family, especially my grandchildren,” stated Harlander. “We have built a strong team and a strong company, and I look forward to watching them continue to grow.”

After his retirement, Harlander will continue to serve Gavilon Fertilizer through a consulting and advisory role to ensure the high level of customer service is continued for all customers and to assist the leadership team in their new roles. As decisions are finalized, a subsequent announcement will be made to introduce the new leadership team.  

About Gavilon Fertilizer

Gavilon Fertilizer, LLC, a subsidiary of The Gavilon Group, LLC, is a wholesale distributor of crop nutrients around the world, offering custom solutions to local agricultural input suppliers to meet the ever-changing needs at the farm gate.

The Gavilon Group, LLC connects producers and consumers of feed, food and fuel, linking agricultural supply with demand through its global supply chain network. The company provides origination, storage and handling, transportation and logistics, marketing and distribution, and risk management services to customers and suppliers across the globe. Gavilon employs 2,000 people at nearly 300 facilities and offices worldwide. For more information, please visit or

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