Ag Distributors Inc. (ADI) and Waterway Ag Inc. have joined forces to form an LLC that will distribute wholesale fertilizer products in Kentucky, Indiana and Ohio under the name Mid States Ag Sales. The new company will begin operations July 1.

ADI, based near Nashville, Tenn., is a provider of bulk and bagged fertilizer to independent retailers across the Southeast. Waterway Ag Inc. is a wholesale fertilizer distributor that operates a river terminal in Metropolis, Ill. The newly formed Mid States Ag Sales will utilize the distribution system of both parent organizations along with other leased facilities.

"By working together, our two companies will be able to gain efficiencies, improve our distribution network, and expand our markets," says Allen Aycock, operations manager for Mid States Ag Sales. "We are excited about the opportunities this partnership creates and the value we can bring to agricultural retailers and their customers."

Mid States Ag Sales will service its trade territory with two dedicated salesmen, Jerry Purcell, who can be reached at (606) 679-5046 or and Randy Bradshaw, (615) 584-8855 or