Kennedy and Coe Buys Financial Management Co.

Salina, Kan.-based Kennedy and Coe (FY13 net revenue of $33.8 million) has purchased AgKnowledge, a farm financial management company. Through the addition of AgKnowledge’s expertise and systems, Kennedy and Coe now can offer additional information that impacts growers’ decisions about agricultural finance and credit management, futures and options trading, commodity risk management and economic analysis, crop insurance, and agriculture land sales and farm management, the firm said.

“The firm has an extraordinary vision for the success of the food and ag industry as a whole and not just the CPA side of things,” says Alan Grafton, president of AgKnowledge. “With Kennedy and Coe’s recent acquisition of Vela Environmental as well, we’re doubly excited about this new opportunity to truly be a voice for the grower,” Grafton added.