Don Brucker started BCS Crop Consulting after buying out his previous employer's 35,000 acre sampling business. We have come a long way from coloring zone recommendation maps by hand! Over the years, our services have grown to fit the needs our customers entrusted to us. An amazing customer base is the reason we have been able to grow in the past twenty years!
Don Brucker started BCS Crop Consulting in Melvin, IL. With himself and summer help with soil sampling, approximately 35,000 acres were on the crop consulting program.
At this point, we had grown to over 60,000 acres of soil fertility consulting. Retail fertilizer companies in the area had told BCS customers they were going to charge them more for application if they continued to use our sampling program. A decision was made: With the support of our customers, we were willing to expand our business to fertilizer and chemical retail sales and application. We began renting the north end of the Atkins Seed Service building in Weston, IL.
We moved from hauling directly from the terminal to the field and built our first retail facility! Working out of our current office in Chenoa we serviced approximately 85,000 acres.
With an expanding geography and customer base of approximately 120,000 acres, we started work on our second retail facility in Arrowsmith. Our crew had expanded to 17 employees overall!
We bought out Vigor Ag and aquired their seed treatment business.
Replaced 300 ton hoop building with a 1,200 ton state of the art fertilizer building
Built on the addition of 5 bulk seed bins to our treatment shed to accommodate our rapid seed sales and seed treatment growth.
Our third retail facility in Gibson City is set to open in 2018! We currently have 26 employees who service 150,000 acres of soil sampling and a total 216,000 acres of application.