Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. Awarded 2016 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Performance in Exporting


December 5, 2016

Press Release by SumaGrow

sumagrowMississippi Governor Phil Bryant awarded Bio Soil Enhancers, Inc. (BSEI) the 2016 Governor’s Award for Excellence for Performance in Exporting at a ceremony held at the Jackson Convention Complex on August 26. Gov. Phil Bryant presented six Mississippi companies with awards for their success in maintaining or increasing export sales. .

“I congratulate this year’s winners for growing their business and strengthening the economy through international trade. These businesses demonstrate Mississippi is a place where a variety of innovative companies thrive and enjoy years of success,” Gov. Bryant said.

BSEI has increased international exports by 189% since 2015. “Our increased sales and growth in exporting directly reflect how well our products work for the producer,” said Wayne Wade, President of BSEI. “Additionally, our products support sustainable farming and agricultural conservation. It’s a “win-win.”

The technology of SumaGrow® contains soil microorganisms selected for their ability to increase crop yields while reducing fertilizer inputs. SumaGrow®has been tested on hundreds of different crop types in varied climates and soil conditions. Studies demonstrate that SumaGrow® products can increase yields 20% on average and decrease fertilizer applications up to 50%, depending on the crop and initial condition of the soil.

“The Mississippi Development Authority appreciates the commitment of these companies to help grow the state’s economy through worldwide trade. By beginning to export or increasing export sales, companies are creating career opportunities for Mississippians and people around the world,” said MDA Executive Director Glenn McCullough, Jr.

BSEI has been researching and utilizing microbial solutions for two decades, including 10 years developing the technology specifically to improve agricultural production while reducing its environmental impact. BSEI is now sending its co-branded products to over 40 countries, landing BSEI on the INC list of fastest growing private manufacturing companies- 2nd and 4th place consecutively in 2014 and 2015.

Celebrity judges, including Steve Forbes and John Mackey, selected SumaGrow® as the winner of the Pitch Tank award at the 2016 FreedomFest in August, for its ability to increase crop quality and yield while reducing fertilizer and water demands in agricultural production.

The 2016 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Exporting were sponsored by MDA and the Mississippi District Export Council. The ceremony was attended by state officials and members of the Mississippi Development Authority, the Area Development Partnership and the District Export Council among other Mississippi economic development divisions.