Helena to host new websites for DTN AgHost

Helena Chemical Company announces an agreement with DTN AgHost.net to host websites for their North Central locations, including both wholesale and retail outlets. DTN AgHost.net will initially provide website hosting that includes agricultural news, weather and quotes, online business tools and continuous administrative support for seventeen websites, with the possibility of more in the future.

DTN AgHost.net is developing a customized portal (HelenaConnects.com) to allow Helena Chemical customers to log in and automatically be redirected to the nearest branch for localized information. Helena Chemical North Central Division manager Doug Goff said, “We believe this service will enhance our ability to effectively communicate and provide value to our customers.

“After reviewing other agricultural Internet hosting companies, we felt that DTN AgHost.net offered the most extensive solution, including great content, easy to manage administration, customization and quality support. We are excited to be working with DTN, an industry leader in the ag community, and we look forward to the continued growth that DTN can provide our Internet initiatives.”

Helena offers a variety of crop production inputs — agricultural chemicals, seed, fertilizer and related products and services. The company also has its own line of proprietary products — adjuvants, seed treatments, nutritionals, bioscience and value-added generic products and services. In addition to the traditional agricultural products, Helena offers services in turf and ornamental products, forestry, aquatics and vegetation management.

Headquartered in Omaha, Neb., DTN is a leading business-to-business electronic commerce and information services company.

DTN has served professional users in the agriculture, weather, energy and financial services industries since it was founded in 1984. For each of these business sectors, DTN provides its customers with targeted (proprietary and third party) time-sensitive information through a variety of distribution methods including Internet, satellite, leased lines and other technologies.

DTN is a portfolio company of VS&A Communications Partners III, LP, the private equity affiliate of Veronis Suhler (http://www.veronissuhler.com). Veronis Suhler is a leading independent merchant bank dedicated exclusively to the media, communications, and information industries.

Visit the DTN web site at http://www.dtn.com

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