AgVenture Pinnacle, Better products. Better people. Better performance.

OptiGro Location

Pinnacle™ Announces the Acquisition of Good Hope Fertilizer, Inc.

Friday, March 20, 2015 -

Good Hope, Ill., March 20, 2015  – BUSINESS WIRE - Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC (“Pinnacle”) has successfully acquired Good Hope Fertilizer, Inc. (“Good Hope Fertilizer”).  Operating as part of Pinnacle’s Providence Agriculture™ brand, the new location will be a full-service agricultural input retailer specializing in the sale and service of seed, crop protection chemicals, fertilizer, precision agriculture, and crop scouting services.

Good Hope Fertilizer was founded in 1970 by local farmers to service the fertilizer input needs of west central Illinois.  Craig and Donna Lant purchased the business in 2007 and have continued the partnership atmosphere at Good Hope Fertilizer, as they are devoted to helping area farmers maximize their crop performance.  “Our union with Providence Agriculture allows us to enhance the products and services that we bring to our customers,” said Craig Lant. “We are aligning with a team that is committed to innovation and capable of delivering enhanced solutions.  Also, Providence Agriculture’s foundation of trust, loyalty, and integrity is very similar to our company culture, so the transition should be seamless for our customers.”

Providence Agriculture’s newest location will remain at 11575 State Route 9, Good Hope, Illinois 61438. Craig Lant will remain as Location Manager, and all other employees will retain their current positions.

“Good Hope Fertilizer is a highly-regarded business with similar company values and goals of grower success, so naturally we are very pleased with this acquisition,” said Todd Louiso, Providence Agriculture Area Operations Manager.  “We are excited about the Good Hope Fertilizer staff joining our team, and we look forward to continuing the excellent service that the company has provided area growers for the past 45 years.”

Good Hope, Illinois is Providence Agriculture’s twenty-third retail location across ten states offering seed, custom fertilizer blends, and crop protection products, as well as award-winning OptiGro® precision agriculture services. 


About Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC

Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings, LLC is a best-in-class agricultural retail and wholesale distribution business created through acquisitions and greenfield retail establishments.  The company operates through its Sanders®, Performance Agriculture™, Providence Agriculture, AgOne Application Services™, OptiGro®, Innvictis™, Meridian™, and Altitude™ brands, serving growers across 27 states.  Pinnacle is multifaceted in its operations, which include seed production and sales, agricultural chemical distribution, bulk handling of fertilizer, precision agriculture services and general merchandise for the farming, livestock and wildlife industries. 

For more information contact:

Craig Lant, Location Manager
Providence Agriculture
(309) 255-1003

Todd Louiso, Area Operations Manager
Providence Agriculture
(317) 850-7699