TOLONO – United Prairie LLC, a full-service agronomic retailer serving farmers in central Illinois, announced plans today to purchase Miller Ag Service, an agricultural-based company centered in Cowden, Illinois.

The two companies expect to finalize the agreement on or around September 1, 2019. Miller will continue to operate independently as Miller Ag Service.

“We believe this transaction will provide additional benefits and services to everyone involved. The additional resources we can provide together will enhance the offerings we can bring to our growers and our employees. This was a decision made over a very long period of time and it was important to find a partner that shared our philosophy of serving our growers at the highest level possible and providing a great place to work for our employees. We found that in United Prairie. My family and I are looking forward to working here for many years to come and continuing to serve the best interests of our growers and employees,” said Steve Miller, owner and manager, Miller Ag Service.

“Both companies have similar approaches to meeting our customers’ needs and we agree that doing what’s best for them is our first priority. All of the decisions made are for the best interests of our local growers. I am excited to get to work with the Miller family and their great group of employees,” said Tim Hughes, general manager, United Prairie.

“This is an exciting time for all of us at Miller Ag Service. It was important for us to find a local, independent company that allowed us to continue to provide the great products and services our customers deserve. We are excited that we found that and more, and we look forward to being a strong business member in our community for many years to come,” said Curt Miller, sales manager, Miller Ag Service.

Customers should anticipate a smooth transition, continuing to work with the same staff they’ve come to know with no interruption in services.

About United Prairie

Formed in 1996, United Prairie, LLC ( serves the seed, fertilizer and crop protection needs of central Illinois farmers from retail locations in central Illinois.

About Miller Ag Service

Miller Ag Service is an agricultural-based company centered in Cowden, Illinois, with various offices scattered throughout the surrounding communities.

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