It all began with AG Schilling & Co imports
Although the AG Schilling & Co family farming partnership was established back in 1964, the import-side didn’t begin until 2007. It all started with an online search by Mark Schilling for a No-Till seeding point solution to suit their soil conditions; Mark and Merridee Schilling’s broad acre farming operation is on Yorke Peninsula, known for limestone filled soils. The search lead Mark to Atom Jet Industries, which were not available in Australia at the time. After quick negotiations, AG Schilling & Co imported their first product from Canada to test on their farm in 2006. Seeing the benefits and opportunity, AG Schilling & Co became Australia’s sole importer of Atom Jet openers the following year.
Since the initial on farm success of Atom Jet in 2006, the import-side of their business continued to grow. Several other products have since been trialed and tested to improve productivity for AG Schilling & Co’s farming business. Only the products that passed the AG Schilling & Co test, to meet the needs of Australian farming businesses, were included in their product range.
The AG Schilling & Co import business grew to exclusively importing products from Atom Jet Industries, AWS Airbar and Needham Ag Technologies into Australia. By 2018, it had grown to a point where it was ready to be a business of its own and agculture was born.