Simplot Expands Turf and Horticulture Services in Midwest

May 23, 2023

Boise, ID — The J.R. Simplot Company is growing again. Simplot has signed a purchase agreement with Turf Ventures to expand its turf and horticulture services with the acquisition of Turf Ventures locations in Downers Grove, IL, Warsaw, IN, Erlanger, KY and Export, PA. Subject to the closing conditions of the purchase agreement, Simplot and Turf Ventures anticipate closing the acquisition in mid-June 2023.

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“We are thrilled about this opportunity and look forward to continuing to help customers meet their turf and horticulture goals,” said Barry MacBan, General Manager for Simplot Turf & Horticulture. “These locations will broaden our turf and horticulture reach, bringing more opportunity for growth in products, services and technological capabilities for customers.”

These stores will join the Simplot Turf & Horticulture team, delivering unbiased expertise to now 25 locations in 37 states in the United States. A full range of products and unique solutions will help golf course superintendents, landscapers, and nursery managers grow healthy, beautiful turf and ornamental plants.

“Joining an organization like Simplot Turf & Horticulture makes perfect sense. They are committed to customers, agronomic expertise, and innovative solutions just like our organization. Now, we will have the full breadth of product lines and nationwide distribution that will really bring our customers the best outcomes for their turf operations,” said Brian Baker, Turf Ventures, LLC owner.

Simplot’s dedication to customer success is evident through the focus on targeted growth. Both teams support customers through strong relationships, unbiased agronomic expertise, and industry-leading capabilities. Simplot Turf & Horticulture remains committed, consultative, connected to success.

About Simplot

The J.R. Simplot Company is a family-owned, privately held global food and agriculture company headquartered in Boise, Idaho. Its integrated portfolio includes food processing and food brands, phosphate mining, fertilizer manufacturing, farming, ranching and cattle production, and other enterprises related to agriculture. Simplot has major operations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Australia, India and China, with products and services available to customers worldwide. For more information, visit

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