Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC has acquired Max Birney Aerial Spraying Inc. Max Birney will operate as part of Pinnacle's AgOne Application Services brand. Located in Copeland, Kan., Max Birney was founded in 1980 as a full-service chemical application company, providing satellite-guided ground and aerial crop applications of fertilizers, pesticides, and fungicides.
The new AgOne location will be managed by former owner, Max Birney, and will remain located at 2151 190th Road, Copeland, Kansas 67837. All employees of Max Birney will retain their current positions under the new ownership.
Max Birney grew up in Sublette, Kan., and began his business there at the age of nineteen. Max is strongly committed to his customers and their success. “I really enjoy what I do, and I like being a part of my customers’ crop decisions,” Birney said. “Our decision to team up with Pinnacle was primarily based on their commitment to customers and employees. They follow core principles that put the customer first, and that is very important to me. We are delighted about expanding our product and service offerings to bring added value to our growers.”
“Pinnacle and AgOne are very pleased with the recent acquisition of this well-respected business and welcomes its staff to our family,” said Jason White, area operations manager. “We are excited to be in Kansas and for the opportunity to service its growers who we feel will be pleased with the complement of products and services that will be offered. Max and his team have a great track record for service and stewardship, and we are confident that the farmers they have served so well will experience a smooth transition and continue to receive efficient, competitive and timely service.”
President and CEO of Pinnacle, Kenny Cordell, said, "We realize that aerial application is in great demand among the growers of the High Plains. We are excited to join forces with Max in our initial launch into this space, and we are confident that with his knowledge and experience, we will continue to grow this service."
The new AgOne location will continue to provide ground and aerial application services, supplemented by industry leading agronomy and a complete slate of seed, custom fertilizer blends, crop protection products, and award-winning precision agriculture services through its proprietary OptiGro system.