40 Under 40, 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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