Crop Production Services (CPS)

The one name in crop production inputs

Our mission statement:

"We are committed to being the leading provider of agricultural inputs in each of our markets. We will attract and retain outstanding employees by motivating and rewarding them for their accomplishments in providing exceptional service to our valued customers."

A proud history

Crop Production Services (CPS) was established in 1983, but predecessor companies began operating as early as 1859. A lot has changed since then. Advancements in technology allow for more effective growing methods while minimizing environmental impacts. We've welcomed more operations into our family and expanded our product and service offerings. Our reach has become global as we are now part of a network of retailers that spans three continents. Despite all those changes, we have never lost sight of the American farmers and the work they do. Decade after decade, we're here to provide the best technologies, tools and products so you can focus on what you do best - grow.

Operated by Nutrien Retail, Crop Production Services is a unit of Nutrien Ltd., the world’s largest agriculture inputs company. Nutrien is comprised of four business units: Nitrogen, Phosphate, Potash and Retail.

Nutrien Retail continues to grow its international and North American presence. In the past five years, approximately 250 independent retailers have been added to the growing family of CPS.


87 facilities and satellites in 5 states west of the Rocky Mountains, 6 division offices, Precision Agri Lab, turf & ornamental product line, wholesale distribution and a weather station network of over 1,500 units.

Purchased in 1995.



Leading supplier of fertilizers, seed and crop protection products. More than 300 Farmarket retail locations, as well as numerous production and distribution points serving agriculture in the eastern third of the United States.


Independent distributor of agricultural inputs and professional non-crop products in the U.S. and Canada. 370 distribution and storage facilities, custom-blended fertilizer, seed and seed treatment and custom application services.

Purchased in 2008.



Predecessor companies in existence for over a century. 326 facilities and satellites in 24 states east of the Rocky Mountains, 21 division offices, 44 terminals and 12 distribution centers, custom blended fertilizer, agricultural chemicals, seed, custom application, field scouting and precision agriculture.

Purchased in 1993.

Committed to Protecting Our Environment

United States farmers are the original environmentalists - dedicated stewards of our natural resources - long before it became a campaign slogan. At Crop Production Services, we are committed to upholding this important agricultural tradition.

CPS Management Team

Michael J. Frank

Agrium Retail

Loveland, CO

VP, International Operations

Aledo, TX
Billy Pirkle

Senior Director, EHS

Loveland, CO
Dave Tretter

Vice President, Procurement

Loveland, CO
Brent Smith

Vice President, Loveland Products

Loveland, CO
Jeff Tarsi

Vice President, USA Operations

Cordova, TN
Kent McDaniel

Vice President, Marketing & Services

Loveland, CO

Vice President, Finance

Loveland, CO
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