About Us

SLC Agrícola, founded in 1977 by the SLC Group, is one of the world’s largest grain and fiber producers, focused on the production of cotton, soybean and corn. In addition to working with cattle raising, integrating crop-livestock. It also owns SLC Sementes brand, wich produces and sell soybean and cotton and seeds.It was one of the first companies in the sector with shares listed on stock exchanges in the world, making it a reference in its segment. The headquarters is in Porto Alegre (RS) and the 22 production sites are strategically located in seven Brazilian states totaling 671,946 hectares during the 2021/22 crop – being 176,985 of cotton, 334,891 of soybeans, 121,633 of corn and 38,437 of other crops.

The business model is based on a modern production system, on a large-scale, standardized production units, high technology, strict control of costs and social and environmental responsibility.

Throughout its history, SLC Agrícola has developed considerable expertise in prospecting and acquiring land for new agricultural frontiers. The acquisition process of land with high yield potential also aims to capture the real estate appreciation that arable land in Brazil provides on the basis of comparative advantages for the main agricultural producers in the world, such as United States, China, India and Argentina.

Big Dream and Values

“To positively impact future generations, through global leadership in agribusiness and respect to the planet.”

We believe that if we have passion for what we do we are committed, and do it with the highest quality, preserving our integrity through ethical, coherent and unquestionable conduct. These attitudes generate lasting relationships among all stakeholders, producing sustainable resultss that are economically viable, socially fair and environmentally responsible.


Our Business Model

The company’s hybrid business model was developed using three different approaches: Predominantly Asset Light Business Model, Maximization of Asset Use and the Use of Company-owned Land.

Growth at SLC Agrícola being implemented in an organic manner and involves increases in productivity and the acquisition and leasing of farms with a high level of maturity. The company uses skills and technical knowledge to achieve the highest possible level of efficiency, as well as carries out the conversion of pastureland into cropland.

SLC Agrícola strives to make efficient use of its assets. Double-cropping, for example, allows for more rational use of elements of production such as land, machinery, equipment and labor and lower production costs.

Additionally, the company has implemented a type of ‘third harvest’ using an Integrated Crop-Livestock (ILC) system. ICL is a production strategy that integrates practices for annual crops and livestock within the same spaces, thereby generating an increasingly stable environment with regards to physical, chemical and biological characteristics. This initiative contributes to economic and environmental sustainability in operations and, at the same time, introduces organic materials into the soil through the planting of pastureland.

Obs: 2021/22 crop year numbers


SLC Agrícola has been named the winner of the Anefac Transparency Award
2022. Considered the “Oscars of Accounting”, the prize is awarded by the
National Association of Finance Executives (Anefac) and is based on
published financial statements.

SLC Agrícola ranked 1st in the Agricultural Production in the Best of
Agribusiness category, granted by Globo Rural Magazine.
For the 4th consecutive year, SLC Agrícola positions amongst the 3 best
Latin American Companies in the Latin America Executive Team (Small Caps) –
Agribusiness Sector Research, conducted annually by the American magazine.
The IR Magazine Awards is an award for investor relations and senior
management professionals, consultants and analysts of its Companies. In
2018, SLC Agrícola won Best Investor Relations Program in the small caps

SLC Agrícola received the trophy for the 1st place in net revenue in the
sector ranking “Agribusiness” , in the “500 Maiores do Sul” award, delivered
by Amanhã Magazine.

SLC Agrícola won Exame magazine´s 2022 Best and Biggest award, ranking first
in the Agribusiness category.
For the 11th consecutive year, A Granja Magazine awarded SLC Agrícola as a
company that stands out in the Corn Producer category. The award is a
recognition handed out by the magazine and aims to encourage producers from
various agricultural branches to continue investing in research and business
growth of the land.
SLC Agrícola won, for the fifth consecutive year, the “Best of Money”
award in the Agribusiness category. In 2022, the company presented the best
overall performance in the dimensions analyzed and was highlighted in the
“Human Resources” and “Innovation and Quality” categories, receiving first
place in both.

SLC Agrícola is featured in the 50th edition of the RS Export Award. The
award recognizes companies that stood out in the export scenario in the
state of Rio Grande do Sul in 2021.

For the fourth consecutive year, SLC Agrícola is in the ranking of the Best
Companies to Work for in Rio Grande do Sul (RS).
SLC Agrícola was awarded for the 3rd consecutive year as one of the best
companies to work for in the agriculture segment by the Great Place to Work
(GPTW) consultancy.

SLC Agrícola received the Amazing Places to Work Award (LIPT) for the third
time, an initiative of the Institute of Management Foundation (FIA) and UOL,
which recognizes Brazilian companies with the best, healthiest, most
pleasant and most productive environments for collaborators. SLC was awarded
among large companies.

For the second consecutive year, SLC Agrícola is being recognized as one of
the companies most open to innovation from startups in 2022.
In 2021, SLC Agrícola was part of the list of the 100 most inspiring HRs in
the Gupy Destaque Award, which values ​​initiatives that bring inspiration
for the future of work. Also in this award, the company was highlighted in
the pillars of Development and Innovation in Attraction.
In 2022, SLC Agrícola won the Top Ser Humano Award, from the Brazilian
Association of Human Resources of Rio Grande do Sul (ABRH-RS), with the case
“Female Leadership at SLC Agrícola: The importance of women in management
positions in the agribusiness.”
SLC Agrícola won yet another recognition for its investment in the training
and development of its employees. The South American Human Resources Meeting
(ESARH) granted the Company the ESARH Award, in the Projects category –
People Management Modality, for the case “Inclusive Education: continuous
learning to challenge and transform”. The award has been held by ESARH for
over 40 years and recognizes the best practices in human resources with a
commitment to disseminating knowledge and improving the work of
Our commitment to sustainability was recognized by a nationally important
environmental award. We won the Expression Ecology Award, granted by Editora
Expressão for the Integrated Management System (IMS) on our farms.
SLC Agrícola was honored with the Exame Melhores do ESG 2022 Award, which
recognizes companies’ actions in social responsibility, environment and
governance. The company was included among the winners in the Agro, Food and
Beverage category.

SLC Agrícola won the 11th edition of the Época Negócios 360º Award in the
Agribusiness category. Fazenda Pantanal (MS) was ranked 1st in the State in
the non-irrigated category of the 13th CESB Maximum Soy Productivity
Challenge with an index of 97,35 bags/hectare, with the cultivar Brasmax
Desafio da SLC Sementes.
SLC Agrícola was recognized with the Quality Certification of the Work
Environment, issued based on the result of the FIA Employee Experience
(FEEx) survey.

SLC Group

The SLC Group started in 1945 in the city of Horizontina (RS), as a small workshop that did the maintenance on the tools of farmers. Today, it is one of the largest business groups in Brazil, strongly operating in the segments of agribusiness and agricultural machinery trade, through the companies SLC Agrícola and SLC Máquinas. It is present in several locations in Brazil, employs more than 6,000 employees and has an annual revenue surpases R$ 7 billion (2022). Go to www.slc.com.br to know more. In 2019, the SLC Institute was created, which aims to act in the development of people, welfare entities and communities, preferably using education to generate opportunities and possibilities for transforming people’s lives.  Click here and find out.


SLC Agrícola and its Joint Ventures

SLC LandCo

LandCo is an operation created by SLC Agrícola with the strategy of
monetizing part of the property gain that has been obtained over the 30
years of land acquisition in the region of Cerrado. The English private
equity fund Valiance is a partner of SLC LandCo, currently with 18.8%
participation.</em >

SLC – Penido/Pioneira Farm

Unlike SLC LandCo, this joint operation is directed only to
agricultural production (without investment in land), which brought a
growth alternative with low investment and attractive return rates to
SLC Agrícola.</em >

SLC – Mit

As in the case of the SLC Roncador joint venture, this operation is
directed only to agricultural production (without investment in land).
This is a highly strategic partnership with one of Japan’s largest
business groups.</em >

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Time Line

  • 1945

    SLC Group was Founded

    Agrícola is part of the SLC Group, which was founded in 1945 in the city of Horizontina (RS), by three
    German immigrant families. The SLC Group created the first national automotive harvesting grain industry in
    Brazil. The SLC Group and SLC Agrícola are part of the agricultural development history in Brazil.

  • 1977

    Agropecuária Schneider Logemann Ltd was Founded

    Agrícola starts its activities in Horizontina (RS) under the name of Agropecuária Schneider Logemann Ltda.
    With the purchase of the Paineira Farm in the municipal district of Coronel Bicaco (RS), dedicated to the
    cultivation of soybeans and wheat.

  • 1979

    Joint Venture with John Deere

    the relationship of the SLC Group with John Deere, SLC pioneered the implementation of mechanized
    agriculture in Brazil, with the use of the latest agricultural machinery technology. This association also
    influenced the consolidation of the professional management of the company.

  • 1980

    Acquisition of the Pamplona Farm (GO)

    Agrícola decided to take advantage of the agricultural potential of Brazil’s Central-West region, with the
    acquisition of Pamplona Farm in the state of Goiás. Currently, all the company’s farms are located in the

  • 1985

    Acquisition of the Planalto Farm (MS)

    Acquisition of the Planalto Farm, located in Costa Rica (MS).

  • 1988

    Acquisition of the Parnaíba Farm (MA)

    Acquisition of the Parnaíba Farm, located in Tasso Fragoso (MA).

  • 1994

    Acquisition of the Planorte Farm (MT)

    Acquisition of the Planorte Farm, located in Sapezal (MT).

  • 1997

    Acquisition of the Planeste Farm (MA)

    Acquisition of the Planeste Farm, located in Balsas (MA).

  • 1999

    SLC Group leaves the agricultural machinery sector

    global president of John Deere, Hans Bacherer, visits the factory in Horizontina, accompanied by Eduardo
    Logemann and Jorge Kruel.

  • 2000

    Acquisition of the Palmeira (MA) and Paiaguás (MT) Farms

    Acquisition of the Palmeira (MA) and Paiaguás (MT) Farms

  • 2006

    Acquisition of the Panorama Farm (BA)

    Acquisition of the Panorama Farm, located in Correntina (BA).

  • 2007

    Initial public offering on Bovespa (São Paulo stock exchange) and the acquisition of the Piratini Farm

    Agrícola becomes one of the first companies in its industry to sell shares on a stock exchange. Acquisition
    of the Piratini Farm, located in Jaborandi (BA).

  • 2008

    Second offering of shares and the acquisition of the Palmares (BA) and Parnaguá (PI) Farms

    offering of shares and the acquisition of the Palmares (BA) and Parnaguá (PI) Farms.

  • 2010

    Second offering of shares and the acquisition of the Palmares (BA) and Parnaguá (PI) Farms.

    offering of shares and the acquisition of the Palmares (BA) and Parnaguá (PI) Farms.

  • 2011

    Acquisition of Parceiro (BA) and Paineira (PI) Farms

    Acquisition of the Parceiro Farms, located in Formosa do Rio Preto (BA), and Paineira Farm,
    located in Monte Alegre (PI)..

  • 2012

    Creation of SLC LandCo and acquisition of the Perdizes Farm

    Creation of SLC LandCo and acquisition of the Perdizes Farm, located in Porto dos Gauchos (MT).

  • 2014

    Conclusion of joint ventures with Dois Vales and Mitsui

    Agrícola finds another way to grow, enhancing their experience in agriculture in the Cerrado region, through
    two strategic partnerships, reducing the need for capital contributions.

  • 2017

    40th Anniversary

    In June, SLC Agrícola celebrates its 40th Anniversary.

  • 2018

    New Farms

    SLC Agrícola leases an area of 26,133 hectares in Chapadão do Sul, called Pantanal Farm. The
    Split of Parnaíba Farm takes place, creating another Unit in Maranhão, Palmeira Farm.

  • 2019


    SLC Agrícola launches AgroExponencial, a program to connect with startups with
    the objective of solving internal challenges in an effective and innovative way in the company’s operational and
    corporate activities.

  • 2020

    75 years of the SLC Group

    The SLC Group completes 75 years with a trajectory that symbolizes the strength
    of Brazilian entrepreneurship and agribusiness, and reaches 2020 making its biggest investment in innovation,
    technology and connectivity.

  • 2021

    Incorporation of Terra Santa

    SLC Agrícola consolidated one of its main growth actions: the incorporation of the company Terra Santa, located
    in MT. The deal, concluded in July, adds six farms to SLC Agrícola’s units and will expand production capacity
    by another 145 thousand hectares.

Our competitive advantages

Why the Company has become a reference in the world agricultural scene?

During its forty years of history SLC Agrícola has developed a business model based on operating efficiency and
large-scale production. The company introduced modern management techniques, originating from the industrial sector,
into the Brazilian agricultural sector. We have highlighted below some of the competitive advantages that support
SLC Agrícola’s leading position in the global agricultural sector.


High operational efficiency

We understand that our differential in terms of productivity is due to the combination of the factors listed below:

  • Cost structure and efficient operating cycle.
  • Production technology, with full mechanization of the planting and harvesting processes.
  • Using the crop rotation system, which provides a lower incidence of pests and diseases and more efficient use of fertilizers.
  • Technical mastery of direct planting, a planting system that does not require tilling the soil which reduces the loss of soil, water and nutrients to negligible levels and lowers the production cost due to less use of machinery on the farm.
  • Experience in correcting the chemical composition of soil and selecting seeds.
  • Mastery of the technological package of supplies, which allows for maximum technical efficiency.


Strategic and diverse locations

The property portfolio of SLC Agrícola is diverse, with the strategic location of its fourteen production plants in seven states of Cerrado: Goiás, Mato Grosso, Maranhão, Mato Grosso do Sul, Bahia, Minas Gerais and Piauí. The diversification of the locations of its properties minimizes potential regional climate risks and incidence of pests and diseases.

Scale and standardization

The Company’s business model is based on the standardization of production on its various Farms, including the adoption of a productive infrastructure, equipment, operational organizational structure, administrative and agricultural planning, allowing it to implement its expansion plan efficiently.

Experience and competence in the purchase of land

SLC Agrícola pioneered the development of crops in the Brazilian Cerrado. We have acquired skills in the processes of evaluating and purchasing of farms in agricultural areas of the country with high yield potential and property appreciation.

Qualified professional management

SLC Agrícola’s managers have extensive experience and profound knowledge of the agricultural sector and its production processes. The interests of the employees are aligned with the Company, to maximize results, following the principles of customer service with excellence, ethics and innovation.

Our Ownership Structure

Família Logemann =  Logemann Family

Ações em Tesouraria = Treasury Shares

Last updated on July 13, 2023.