Seasons Magazine - Elders Rural Services

Elders most trusted agribusiness brand1 for second year running

Elders were recently voted the number one most trusted agribusiness brand among rural Australians in the Roy Morgan Agribusiness Brand Trust Survey.

Being the most trusted agribusiness is an important indicator for us that we are doing the right things on the ground with our clients, and at a corporate level that we are instilling a strong and healthy culture throughout the company.

“Trust is the foundation of our business and it isn’t built overnight.”

A key element of developing this trust is through the creation and sharing of insights, advice and opportunities from our people and supplier partners to improve your on-farm productivity.

We hope you enjoy this edition of Seasons magazine and stories from our trusted team.

1 Based on unprompted trust and distrust scores, Elders was the number 1 most trusted Agribusiness brand among regional Australians in the Roy Morgan Agribusiness Brand Trust Survey, July 2021.
Base: Total Respondents. Weighted results. n=1,102, Note: Brands only with 20+ mentions were included.

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Crop protection and fertilisers

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Valor brings flexibility to weed control

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DiPel® – technology ahead of its time

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