Dealer Spotlight (South): Sussex Irrigation

Sussex Irrigation, headquartered in the central Delaware town of Laurel, is BBI’s key dealer partner for the Eastern Shore region of northern Virginia, Maryland, and Delaware.

David Brown, the company’s owner, has built a solid business in delivering Zimmatic irrigation systems to Eastern Shore farmers, offering high levels of precision in watering of crops. About 10 years ago, Brown and Sussex began working with BBI, with our company’s focus on precision in dry material application a natural complement to his irrigation systems and their support products and services.

To meet the Eastern Shore’s high demand for organic material applications, Sussex irrigation has focused its spreader business on BBI’s Endurance line.  Endurance is the company’s best-in-class hydraulic solution for organic material applications.  Available in both pull-type and truck-mount versions, Endurance models come standard-equipped with BBI’s exclusive Binary Manifold system for plugging into precision agriculture technology.

As of August 2013, Endurance models also come standard-equipped with the latest offering from BBI Electronics, the Task Command System. The new precision ag technology suite couples first-class navigation and guidance applications with variable-rate technology to take field agronomy to its maximum yield potential.

With about 40 total employees and five key personnel focused on equipment sales, Sussex Irrigation is known for its commitment to service and being an early and strong adopter for introducing precision agriculture technology to the Eastern Shore.

According to Lee Kilpatrick, Director of Sales and Marketing at BBI Spreaders, David Brown is one of the most respected dealership owners in the BBI network: “David just does things the right way,” stated Kilpatrick. “The team at Sussex is trustworthy, faithful, and reliable to everyone they serve.

“David and his people are tenacious—they have a rock-solid commitment to BBI’s customers after the sale with parts availability and great service to keep their spreaders fine-tuned and working in the field. I’ve seen him overcome a lot of economic obstacles and marketplace challenges through the years, and Sussex always comes out stronger for the long haul.”

For more information on BBI’s spreaders available for sale or rent at Sussex Irrigation, visit the company’s website at




BBI, S&H Farm Supply Feature Endurance at 2013 Ozark Fall Farmfest

The season is changing, and our company’s tour of the ag show circuit moves from a host of summer shows to one of the company’s favorite fall events, Ozark Fall FarmfestBBI Spreaders and one of its key dealer partners for the Four State region, S&H Farm Supply, will join over 750 exhibitors at the 2013 Farmfest.

Ozark Fall Farmfest is a joint production of the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds and Farm Talk, a regional, weekly agriculture newspaper covering the farms and ranches in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

The Farmfest will run from Friday, October 4through Sunday, October 6 at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds in Springfield, Missouri.  The largest agriculture show in the Midwest, the Ozark Fall Farmfest features a number of indoor and outdoor exhibits.  BBI’s line of spreaders will stand alongside wide range of products and services for optimizing heartland farms and ranches. 

2013 marks the 31st edition of the Ozark Fall Farmfest, and as in past years, the show will feature a heavy emphasis on raising cattle in the region.

Denny McCauley, BBI’s territory sales manager for the Midwest and western United States will join the family from S&H Farm Supply, BBI’s key dealer partner in the region based in Rogersville, Missouri.  S&H is a longtime BBI partner with an extensive array of products covering all aspects of farming and ranching life.  The company operates in four Missouri locations, including Rogersville, Joplin, Mountain Grove, and Lockwood.

Denny and the S&H team will feature two of BBI’s spreaders optimized for precision farming applications.  To meet the needs for manure spreading in this ranch-rich area of the country, McCauley will be showing a pull-type Endurance from BBI.  Endurance is the company’s best-in-class hydraulic solution for organic material applications.  Endurance models, available in both pull-type and truck-mount versions, come standard-equipped with BBI’s exclusive Binary Manifold system for plugging into precision agriculture technology.

For fertilizer and lime applications, McCauley will be showing Liberty, the company’s ground-wheel-drive, mechanical offering. Built on a tandem-axle platform, Liberty provides medium capacity to meet a variety of precision spreading needs.

“I always look forward to coming down for Farmfest,” stated McCauley. “This time of the season marks a real shift to some nice, family-oriented shows, and the Farmfest is one of the best of that group.  It’s particularly important to BBI, because we serve a lot of the cattle-producing operations in the area with our Endurance line.  We’re obviously looking forward to working with the great folks at S&H, since they’ve been so important to our company’s growth in this area through the years.”

For more information on the 2013 Ozark Fall Farmfest, contact Farm Talk at (620) 421-9450 or the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds at (417) 833-2660.