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After eight years of related grain trading and feed experience working for three international companies, Pat O’Brien, now president of Pat O’Brien & Sons Inc., decided it was time to put his hard work to use — at his own company. O’Brien founded Pat O’Brien & Sons in 1995 in Hamburg,...

Since 1987, the Thompson family has been perfecting the formula for a better, safer, high-quality egg. Deep in the heart of Illinois farm country, the family-owned and –operated egg farm is a collection of 350-foot and 450-footlong white henhouses home to 1.1 million chickens. While there’s...

Not all feed is created equal. There are many variables that go into the mix to help ensure healthy, productive animals. In the Pacific Northwest, PerforMix Nutrition Systems LLC is delivering trusted nutrition answers for dairy and beef producers, packaging a more complete feed solution that...

Perham Stockyards Inc. (Perham Stockyards), a family-owned and -operated livestock market, was built in 1974. Based in Perham, Minn., Perham Stockyards sources the highest grade of dairy and beef cattle from regional farms and feedlots alike. Perham Stockyards delivers the fastest pickup and...

Pettisville Grain Co. (PGC) has been working with local growers in Ohio since 1903, when the company first incorporated. Roy Nofziger purchased the business in 1947, expanding to three locations before selling the company to his son, Rod Nofziger. Rod ran the business from 1980 until 2003, when...

Founded in 1903, Pettisville Grain Co. (PCG) is a grain and feed company that has been serving Ohio growers for over 100 years. With locations in Pettisville, West Unity and Delta, Ohio, the company sources corns, beans and wheat from farmers within a 30-mile radius of each location.

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For more than 30 years, Phillips Seed in the Central Kansas Corridor has been serving the varying needs of growers with high-quality seeds bred for durability. With strong partnerships with suppliers and customers as well as leading in-house research and...

Since 2004, Phoenix Feeds & Nutrition has grown from humble beginnings on North Street in New Haven, Vermont, to a widely recognized leader in the New England-New York dairy feed industry. Phoenix Feeds & Nutrition understands its customers’ daily struggles and knows making a living in...

By merging a neighborly business approach with state-of-the-art technology and proven nutrition science, Phoenix Feeds and Nutrition Inc. (Phoenix) has been delivering feed solutions that ease the burden on New England’s dairy farmers. Since its formation in 2004, in just over a decade, the...

For more than 30 years, Pilot Grove Coop Elevator Inc. has been serving Missouri growers with an array of elevator and agronomy services. Established in 1974, the cooperative has a history of providing unmatched expertise in grain...

Pilot Grove Coop Elevator Inc. (PGC) was officially founded in 1974, just one year after the centennial celebration of Pilot Grove, Mo. Local legend attributes the town’s name to a small cluster of trees that early settlers used as a common marker in a landscape dominated by prairie grasses....

The Koenigs name has become synonymous with farming in the McIntire, Iowa, area. It all began four generations ago when the founding patriarch immigrated to northern Iowa from Germany, and planted the seeds of the family’s farming legacy. Today, a love for the land as well as the practical...

Few businesses grow by chance — and Pinnacle Agriculture Holdings LLC is no exception to the rule. For more than three years, the steadily expanding family of brands has grown by acquisition and greenfield expansion in...

Poulin Grain is a fourth generation family-owned and -operated company specializing in high-quality dairy, equine, pet and livestock feeds. Headquartered in Newport, Vermont,...

Since 1983, Precision Structures Inc. (PSI) has been providing clients throughout the Midwest with high-quality, efficient and safe agricultural construction services. The business is based in Wellman, Iowa, and employs approximately 60 people. PSI began primarily building swine confinement...

Serving the Midwest from its headquarters in Jackson, Minnesota, ProAg Engineering Inc. is a premier agricultural engineering firm specializing in site development and permitting.

In addition to offering a full suite of planning and development...

Founded by Ted Kaplan in 1994, Professional Produce has grown into a leading distributor of produce, shipping all throughout the United States. Located in Vernon, California, Professional Produce offers numerous types of food services to cater to its client’s specific needs.

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Pulse production is a predominate industry in the Upper Midwest. Over the last decade, the region has seen a steady rise in the acreage dedicated to pulse and cover crops. Growing alongside the industry is Pulse USA, located in Bismarck,...