Fourteen Western Canadian independent Ag Retailers have launched AgLink Canada, a strategic and commercial alliance with AgLink Australia.
The 14 independent farm input suppliers include 7 in Saskatchewan, four in Manitoba and three in Alberta.
The new North American farm supply alliance is in response to the growing global consolidation of farm input suppliers.
AgLink was formed to seek out international strategic growth opportunities and strengthen these independent ag retailers.
AgLink Australia includes 16 independent ag retailers with a market share of 1.2 billion dollars.
AgLink Canada will have access to the management systems and related know-how of the 30 year experience in Australia.
The formal launch of AgLink Canada will be in Saskatoon on Friday.
The CEO of AgLink Australia, Bill Dowdle, has agreed to move to Canada as CEO and the successful establishment of the group in Canada.