McTaggart & Co. is a family owned and operated agriculture business headquartered in Clifton, Illinois. We leverage our experiences and background to provide an array of complimentary agronomic business services.
Farm Management: McTaggart & Co. is committed to innovative solutions and customized services that are right for your land and growing conditions. As growers, we offer over 50 years of our own experience to ensure your return on investment is maximized.
Seed Business: McTaggart & Co. is an Independent Sales Agency for Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont company. Pioneer has been a global leader in seed research and sales since the company was founded in 1926. For over 20 years McTaggart & Co. has provided agronomic advice, service and support to our customer base. Through our association with Pioneer, we are regularly involved with research and training on the latest products and agronomic issues throughout the industry.
Agricultural Grain & Product Export: Our customers will benefit from our “Farmer Direct” pricing and we encourage our customer to compare our prices with competitors. McTaggart & Co. provides export customers with agricultural grains and products from multiple loading facilities throughout Illinois and Indiana. McTaggart & Co. uses the major rail ramps in Chicago, IL in addition to other rail ramps to serve any C&F final port destination across the globe.
Farm Drainage: McTaggart & Co. has developed and implemented systematic farm drainage solutions for 3 generations. We leverage our diverse background to ensure our customer resources are implemented efficiently and effectively.
Financial Advisory & Consulting: McTaggart & Co. provides its clientele with a unique combination of agronomic and financial experience. We bring the perspective of Certified Public Accountants with extensive multinational Fortune 500 and “Big 4″ accounting firm experience as well as the comprehensive agronomic experience of a Certified Crop Advisor to each engagement.
Company Mission & Values
Mission: The mission of McTaggart & Co. is to be a world class provider of high quality farm-related services.
Values: Honesty and integrity are the foundation of trust. Every facet of our organization will operate towards building trust with our clients and partners. We will do what we say we will do, and we will be open and fair in our transactions. We will work hard to build networks and relationships that benefit all involved.
The McTaggart farming tradition in Illinois began in 1869 when Charles and his wife Mary purchased land in Metamora, Illinois. The current farming operation was established in Clifton more than 50 years ago by the late Edwin McTaggart and his wife Yvonne, who originally purchased the main homestead where the farm is still based.
McTaggart & Co. is now operated by Joseph McTaggart and his son Michael, representing the fourth and fifth generations farming in central Illinois.
Joseph has more than 50 years experience farming in the area, including more than 40 years as a commercial farm drainage contractor and more than 2o years as a Pioneer Hi-Bred independent sales agent.
Michael and his family returned to the family operation after spending more than 6 years working for Cummins Inc., including 4 years in China, in a variety of financial management and analysis roles.
Michael received a degree in Agricultural Finance from Purdue University and a master’s degree in Accounting from Indiana University. In addition, Michael is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Agronomy from Iowa State University.
Joseph’s wife Kay and Michael’s wife Michelle both actively partner in the company operations and management, with particular focus on financial management and record keeping.