Andy de Vries, Partner

Certified Crop Adviser Ontario
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Andy’s vision for the company was to bring strong, ethically minded people together and to provide them with the tools they need to be successful because he was convinced that what strong people can accomplish together is so much greater than what they can accomplish alone.  Andy understands farming and crop science and has access to a vast network within the agricultural industry which he uses to connect people to the resources and expertise they need.

Almost twenty years later and after much hard work that vision has proven itself well.  Today Crop Quest Inc. is the largest network of professional planners in Ontario and as a company it has one of the strongest reputations in the industry.  Amongst our group we have farmers, agronomists, CCA’s, business people, environmentalists, soil experts and most importantly, experience!

Andy is also a proponent of knowing what prospective farm buyers are buying before they make a purchase. If you are considering the purchase of a livestock operation or cash crop farm, Andy encourages buyers to begin with an MDS calculation and a pre-purchase feasibility study. There have been many times when people have purchased a property only to find that its intended use is not in compliance with current legislation. At times like this it is important that you are fully aware before you purchase what you are getting involved with and a discussion with us ahead of time can potentially save you hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Andy is especially strong in the area of farm business management and development as he too is a farmer who has actively managed many acres of land over a thirty-year period.  An Advance Farm Management Program graduate, past President of Perth County Soil and Crop as well as a Certified Crop Advisor since 1997, Andy has managed, not only his own farms but those under his active farm management portfolio.  His success has been made possible by treating the land under his management in the same way that he manages his own and that means focusing on his clients.  Andy handles everything from grain marketing to crop insurance, crop advisory services, planting, harvesting and more. One of his particular interests is in the grain markets and marketing his clients share of production.

Andy still has a strong and continuing belief in his original vision for Crop Quest Inc., which is that farmers deserve opportunities to succeed and that those who offer support in a fair, reasonable, responsible and reputable way can help them to capitalize on a whole range of opportunities.

If you are looking for the right resource to help you with your farming operation or would like support in managing your business while finding opportunities to achieve savings, Andy is the right person to help. Andy also has access to a vast network of farming business professionals and crop science specialists and can help to connect you to the right resource at the right time.