The Managing Partners are the strategic guidance of AgSource and bring a wealth of business knowledge and agri-business experience to the table. Their goal is to provide cutting-edge products that benefit end-users by producing higher yields, top quality results, and maximum profits. They are committed to bringing innovative and advanced, quality products while providing excellent service to their customers.

Chris Coombs
President and CEO, New Product Development

A 30 year veteran of the Ag Chemical Industry, Chris entered the industry in sales and advanced to marketing, management and executive roles within various companies. Within the DuPont Company, he held roles of sales in N. AL and the MS Delta and then advancing to the DuPont worldwide headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware. In Delaware, Chris was head Business Manager of the $150M U.S. Cotton Products Business Group. During this extended time in Delaware he also led the U.S. Fungicide Business, the $300M Fungicide Global Supply Chain, the U.S. Insecticide Business and the DuPont Cotton Leadership Program.

In the early 1990’s, Chris was recruited by BASF Corporation in Raleigh, North Carolina, to head their marketing group. The primary focus was to build the platform to launch their up and coming fungicide business. He participated in many international venues across Europe, Asia and South America.

He relocated to the MidSouth to transition and manage BASF’s sales and technical service business from Mississippi to California. In 2000 he entered the family L.P Gas business as V.P. Here he worked to improve upon a 40 year system of demonstrated success. He remains active within this business today. In 2002 he worked with Agtrol Inc. to further develop their sales and marketing structure to proceed to a divesture. In this timing the company was sold to Nufarm LTD of Australia. Here, he led the transition and development of Nufarm’s new entry into the U. S. market. He led the sales and marketing effort to position Nufarm as a leading generic supplier during this timing.

Prior to founding AgSource, Chris was the Vice-President of North America for AgraQuest Inc., a biotech company based in CA. He developed the sales, technical services and marketing groups which today continues toward the platform and strategy that was created that has transitioned the company from a non-existent entity to a viable company with a presence in the U.S. agriculture market.

Chris is a graduate of Mississippi State University with separate degrees in Business and Economics. He also attended the DuPont Company’s Corporate Promotable Training Program in conjunction with the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business. Today, Chris, and his wife Tanya, live in their home state of Mississippi and he is the sixth generation of one of North Mississippi’s pioneering families which established roots in the state over 173 years ago.

Danny Claborn
Managing Partner, Southeast

Growing up on the family farm in North Alabama, Danny has stayed close to his roots. He has over 22 years of experience in agri-business with Alabama Farmers Cooperative. His experience includes agri-business dealer: profit and loss, inventory management, crop protection products, and soil fertility while serving the agribusiness families of North Alabama.

Prior to joining AgSource, he was director of information for a North Alabama green business. His industrial experience includes plant manager overseeing operations, production management and manufacturing facility management.

Danny is a graduate of the University of North Alabama with a degree in Business Management. He has been involved in continuing education courses through Mississippi State University and Auburn University.
Danny and his wife, Lucia, live in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, along with their four children; Daniel, McKenzie, Emily and Katie.

Ronnie Hamrick
Managing Partner, Gulf Coast

Ronnie is a native and lifelong resident of Fellowship, Mississippi – a rural community situated in the east central part of the state. He grew up immersed in the family business of cattle, timber, land and crop management. After earning a BS degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1984 he assumed operational responsibility of the Hamrick Farm, Beef Cattle, Land and Timber enterprise that continues to this day.

Beginning in 1998 Ronnie entered into the energy development and transportation industry. Early exposure included experience as a purchasing agent, equipment operator, construction supervisor, utility inspector and environmental coordinator. In 2002 Ronnie began to specialize in the area of environmental oversight, remediation and restoration – as specifically related to FERC monitored projects. He holds multiple DOT and OSHA construction, inspection, safety and environmental certifications.

Ronnie has worked in every region of the country and operationally interacted with major energy companies to include El Paso Energy, Southern Natural Gas, Centerpoint Energy, Texas Gas, Gulf South, Kinder Morgan, Dominion, DCP and others.

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