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Landmark Turf and Native Seed focuses on sod, sports turf, golf and landscape segments

The agricultural cooperative Pratum Co-op, which serves growers in Central Oregon and the Willamette Valley and has an operation in Madras, is in the process of purchasing the turf division of Landmark Turf and Native Seed.

In a statement released Feb. 8, Pratum board of directors and management said the acquisition is expected to be finalized in early March.

Pratum will now market turf and forage grasses under both the Mountain View and Landmark brands.

"We believe a two-brand strategy makes a lot of sense for our growing company," says Pratum Co-op President Troy Kuenzi.

Landmark's seed is sold worldwide with focus on the sod, sports turf, golf and landscape segments.

"Pratum will build on the great brands and varieties that Landmark's customers have come to appreciate. We want the Landmark customer to experience a seamless transition," said Executive Vice President Aaron Kuenzi.

Landmark's Vice President John Brader said, "Pratum Co-op has an exceptional reputation of integrity, customer service and innovation. It's a great fit. Pratum's resources will fuel the growth of our business and provide opportunity to our turf team and customers."

Pratum Co-op, of Salem, established in 1946, is an independent and locally owned cooperative delivering agronomy, energy, research, seed processing and marketing to 400 active members throughout Oregon, including Madras. Combining the two brands, Pratum will market over 90 million pounds of turf, forage, and cover crop seed worldwide.

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