DULUTH, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment and solutions, congratulates the Honorable Sonny Perdue on his recent appointment as the United States Secretary of Agriculture. As Secretary of Agriculture, Mr. Perdue will provide oversight of a department with far reaching responsibilities including providing leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition and related public policy issues.
“We are excited that the former governor of our home state of Georgia was selected for this position,” said Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and CEO of AGCO. “Sonny Perdue has been an advocate for farmers and agri-business his entire career and his expertise and personal experience will be a great asset in supporting a brighter future for American farmers and agri-businesses like AGCO who are working to feed a growing world population.”
AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural solutions and supports more productive farming through its full line of equipment and related services. AGCO products are sold through five core brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®, supported by Fuse® precision technologies and farm optimization services, and are distributed globally through a combination of over 3,000 independent dealers and distributors in more than 150 countries. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2016, AGCO had net sales of $7.4 billion. For more information, visit http://www.AGCOcorp.com. For company news, information and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.