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GAME Equipment LLC (GAME) is a company based in Napoleonville, La., that in 2012 set in motion its second expansion in a 12-month time period because of its ongoing success as a specialized supplier. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) categorizes the company under farm equipment...

Gentry’s Poultry Company Inc. (GPC) dates back to the early 1940s when Wesley Gentry Sr. founded a small chicken farm in South Carolina. The business incorporated in 1959 under USDA supervision. In the early days, the small business supplied live chickens to grocers, sold in cages.

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With more than 170,000 acres in production across the state, fruit and vegetable growing is a billion dollar industry in Georgia. The industry accounts for many of the state’s major agricultural cash crops. “When you lump all fruit and...

Laptops and tablets – they’re probably not the first tools that come to mind concerning a large-scale farming operation. However, computer generated farm-monitoring systems are fast becoming an integral part of a farmer’s daily routine, essential to increasing efficiency and staying ahead in an...

The brainchild of construction and agriculture industry veterans Dean Mason and Norman Mullin, Global Dairy Solutions (GDS) is hoping to revolutionize the industry with a new turnkey dairy design that fuses new trends and technological advances with tried-...

Running a business is no picnic, but if you’re running a picnic in the Southeast you’ve probably contributed to the business of Global Produce Sales Inc. (GPS), a produce supplier based out of Lake Wales, Fla. GPS is a family-owned and -operated company that has evolved over time and now...

With mills in Augusta, Maine, Sangerfield, New York, and Adams Center, New York, Gold Star Feed & Grain Co. (also known as Gold Star Feed & Grain LLC) was formed in 2012 and has been providing its customers with custom dairy feed...

Jon Jessen founded Gowan Company LLC (Gowan) in 1962 with the goal of providing science-based crop consulting. Just out of the Army, Jon previously earned a degree in entomology at UC Davis. He worked for several years managing cotton crops before starting his own business in Yuma, Ariz., near...

Located in Springville, New York, Gramco Inc. is a family-owned and -operated retail and wholesale feed dealer with a focus on custom dairy feed. The independent company has weathered many shifts in the industry over its 100-plus years in business and emerged as one of the most trusted names in...

Grand Avenue Produce Company Inc. (Grand Avenue Produce) is a full-line produce and dairy distributor based in Phoenix, Ariz. Mr. and Mrs. Roy M. New founded the family business in 1946, and the progressive, team-oriented company has grown substantially from its humble beginnings. “We started as...

Ed Grangetto Sr. founded Grangetto’s Farm & Garden Supply (Grangetto’s) in 1952, selling crop oils and fertilizers to local farmers. As the market grew regionally, Ed Sr. expanded Grangetto’s inventory to include even more products for growers, including farm chemicals and hardware. As the...

Green Circle Growers Inc. (GCG) is the largest floral greenhouse operation in the Midwest United States. Founded in 1968 by John Van Wingerden, the business has grown exponentially for more than 40 years. Scott Geisbrecht, John’s son-in-law and vice president of sales for GCG, now leads the team...

Green Circle Growers (Green Circle) is one of the largest floral greenhouse operations in the Midwest. John van Wingerden, who founded the company with his brother and their grandfather in 1968, still owns the family business, which is based in Oberlin, Ohio, and produces bedding plants,...

Fully half the vegetable products in the United States are grown in California’s rich soil and mild climate. Hoy Buell – president and owner of Greenheart Farms Inc. (Greenheart), a nursery located in Arroyo Grande, Calif. – takes full advantage of his West Coast locale to run a thriving...

In 1981, two entrepreneurs established Growers Transplanting Inc. (GTI) as the United States’ first vegetable-producing greenhouse to have a field and transplanting department. More than 30 years later, GTI has become one of the largest greenhouse and field growing operations in the country. The...

The food industry is in style, and it has become big global business because of population growth. Research shows that the...

GSC Agribusiness was established in 2010 as the livestock production and management subsidiary of GSC Financial, based in Atlanta. In August 2012, GSC Financial entered into an agreement to operate and manage the Feed and Livestock...