40 Under 40

Published May 8, 2018

Congratulations to Midwest Trading's very own, Kevin Donnelly, for earning the 40 Under 40 national award given by GPN. 

In May, GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

These individuals are this year’s superstars who will be leading our industry into the future — and are in a class by themselves! These young men and women were nominated by their peers for the contributions they have made to their companies, customers and communities so far … and for the many contributions they will make in the years to come.

From the Class of 2018...

Kevin Donnelly


Midwest Trading Horticultural Supplies

Job Title

Horticultural Soils Scientist


  • Developed and oversees the Center for Horticultural Soils Testing and Research, which operates the company’s quality control program, technical support and R&D.
  • Created interactive databases and forecasting models to manage production, planning, and implementation of latest technologies and prediction models for future investments.


Gotta Get Away: When vacation time rolls around, Kevin likes to travel to southwest Michigan to pick fruit and sample the region’s different wines and ciders. He also enjoys geocaching with his children.

Fun Facts

Kevin can play the didgeridoo — a long wind instrument sometimes described as a natural wooden trumpet or “drone pipe” that originated in Australia.

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