MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, US — The Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS) has entered into an agreement to purchase Country Journal Publishing Co., publisher of Grain Journal, Milling Journal and Seed Today magazines. 

Country Journal Publishing will operate within a newly forming GEAPS for-profit subsidiary, GEAPS Media Group, said Steve Records, executive director of Minneapolis, Minnesota, US-based GEAPS. Mark Avery, owner of Country Journal Publishing, will become president of GEAPS Media Group. GEAPS Media Group will keep Country Journal Publishing’s office in Decatur, Illinois, US. The acquisition is expected to close in the second quarter of 2022.

 “Our mission and vision both speak to GEAPS being a hub for industry knowledge and information,” Records said. “With Grain Journal and the other publications, this acquisition will immediately bolster our ability to meet our mission, provide additional member value and grow GEAPS sustainably in the future.”