Gavilon Fertilizer Introduces microSource, a Specialty Products Division

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New division will offer an expanded line of micronutrients and specialty fertilizers to retail and wholesale distributors


Savannah, Ga. (Aug. 4, 2011) Gavilon Fertilizer, LLC today introduced microSource, a division of Gavilon Fertilizer. Under the new specialty fertilizer products division, the company will broaden its offerings to include an expanded line of dry and liquid micronutrients, foliar and liquid starter fertilizers to retail and wholesale distributors. MicroSource will also develop and market other specialty fertilizer products in conjunction with Gavilon’s U.S.-based fertilizer assets.


“Producers seeking to improve crop yields are progressively turning to micronutrients and specialty fertilizer products to significantly increase crop nutrition,” said Roy Richard, senior director of domestic sales and distribution of Gavilon Fertilizer. “MicroSource will support this growing demand, led by micronutrient industry veteran, Kipp Smallwood, director of sales, and his team, Steve Farner, Larry Grote and Alan Robinett, to ensure our customers receive quality products and outstanding service.”


MicroSource is based out of Denver, Colorado. For business inquiries, please contact Mr. Smallwood at (877) 601-6530.


About The Gavilon Group, LLC

Gavilon Fertilizer, LLC is a subsidiary of The Gavilon Group, LLC. Gavilon Fertilizer has business operations in the United States, Mexico, Peru, Brazil, South Africa, France, Russia and Hong Kong.


Headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, The Gavilon Group, LLC is a leading commodity management firm, connecting producers and consumers of feed, food and fuel through its global supply chain network. Gavilon’s history dates back to 1874, when Peavey Company built its first grain facility. In 1982, Peavey was acquired by ConAgra Foods, Inc. and later became part of ConAgra Trade Group. In 2008, a group of investors, led by Ospraie Management, LLC, formed Gavilon and acquired ConAgra Trade Group, enabling the newly formed, privately held company to focus on growing its commodity business. In 2010, Gavilon acquired the DeBruce Companies, significantly expanding the company’s agricultural operations. Today, Gavilon leverages its strategic partnerships and more than 300 facilities and regional offices worldwide to link agricultural and energy supply with increasing global demand. The company provides origination, storage and handling, transportation and logistics, marketing and distribution, and risk management services to tens of thousands of customers each year and employs 1,800 people around the world. For more information, please visit