The Farmers Elevator and Exchange Company hosted an open house on March 3 for the public to come and view the new feed mill recently added to the facility. They offered a free lunch for all guests to come and enjoy while they toured the new 3.5 million dollar feed mill facility project which was recently completed.
Several area farmers and their families attended the event. The guests were seen talking with employees about the new facility and visiting over the lunch provided.
In April of 2017, the Farmers Elevator began construction. The project entailed a large amount of planning to meet and satisfy the requirements of today’s producers. The feed mill was built considering the new regulations being handed down by the Food Safety & Modernization Act.
The new feed mill facility, which replaces the old feed mill built in 1957, includes a restroom, break room, control room, provides the ability to mix and load all feed under one roof, there are storage racks for bagged ingredients with an unloading dock and inside ramp. Last year, the Farmers Elevator milled and delivered over 74,000 tons of livestock feed.
Ben Norvell is the feed mill supervisor with Jesse Blackford as the assistant feed mill supervisor. Currently the feed mill has a fleet of seven delivery drivers. Employees at the feed mill are Jeremiah King as mill operations and Joe Pratt, mill operations and driver. Other delivery drivers are Patrick Maupin, Andrew Bess, Lambert Buckman, Mat Martin and Bryan Carey.
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