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Family Owned & Operated

By November 19, 2015November 17th, 2023No Comments

We’re a family owned and operated company with close ties to the agriculture community. And we strive to never lose touch with those who have helped make our business a success – our customers.

Art Clancy, who grew up on a dairy farm in East Delta and graduated with a degree in agriculture from UBC, founded Okanagan Fertilizer in 1976. After working in the fertilizer industry for a number of years, Art realized that the BC Interior’s growing agriculture sector would benefit from a full-service fertilizer distributor. With support from Cominco Fertilizers (later Agrium Inc.) the original bulk blending and warehousing facility was constructed in the town of Enderby.

Art’s hard work, agronomic expertise and relentless focus on improving yields soon made Okanagan Fertilizer one of BC’s largest fertilizer distributors. Early innovations included soil nutrient analysis, prescription fertilizer blends and GPS guided custom application services. These were later followed with silage corn hybrids and alfalfa varieties that offered superior forage quality and higher yields.