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In White Cloud, Kansas, in the northern-most corner of the state, Taylor Seed Farms (TSF) has long been independent and family owned, thriving in an industry now saturated with larger corporations. TSF works with local producers in Kansas, western...

Technology Crops International LLC (TCI) is a premier supplier of identity preserved, specialty crop derived ingredients and oils used in functional food, pharmaceuticals, lubricants, plastics, cosmetics and specialty chemicals. The company’s mantra highlights its dedication to delivering a bio-...

Established in 1898, the Texas Grain and Feed Association (TGFA) has been active in Fort Worth, Texas, for more than a century. The organization supports some 400 member companies ranging from sizable producers to medium and small-scale family-owned companies...

Texhoma Wheat Growers Inc. (TWG) is a grain cooperative with roots dating back to 1934. The co-op is member-owned, and was started by a group of local producers who recognized the need for a place to market, sell and store grain products. Audrey Hofferber, general manager of TWG, says the co-op...

The Belgrade Cooperative Association in Minnesota has grown tremendously since its founding in 1928 when the first members joined to use the buying power of a group to get better prices on oil and fuel purchases.

But it has not grown like other...

The Co-Op Country Store traces its roots back to 1934 when 60 Bonner County, Idaho, residents banded together to form Grange Gas & Supply in Sandpoint, Idaho. Originally focused on providing fuel, grease and hardware to area farmers, the co-op opened...

Ohio, with its fertile soil and moderate climate, has long been one of the country’s top agricultural producers. It’s one of the nation’s top producers of soybean and corn and according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Ohio’s agricultural industry contributes $93 billion to the state’s...

Originally founded as Kodisch’s Garden Center in 1974, The Garden Factory has been a fixture in the Rochester, New York, area for more than 40 years. First purchased by Robert and Patricia Martell, the 5-acre lot has grown to encompass 36 acres...

Giuseppe Giumarra emigrated with his father from Sicily to the United States in the early 1900s, bringing with him the family's legacy of cultivating grapes and nurturing dreaming. Eventually settling in Los Angeles, Calif., Giuseppe planted the seeds of his personal dream: to feed the world in...

The Scharine Group Inc. is a family-owned and -operated agricultural, automation and construction business serving customers in the grain, dairy and livestock markets throughout southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois and also...

Nestled between the Blue Ridge Mountains and Potomac River, the Shenandoah Valley is one of the most agriculturally productive regions in the mid-Atlantic. As the single largest industry in the state, agriculture occupies some 32 percent of Virginia’s total area and employs more than 357,000....

Founded in 1930 as an agricultural service, Three Rivers FS is a locally-owned cooperative headquartered in Earlville, Iowa. Serving the counties of Clayton, Delaware and Dubuque, the cooperative...

Todd Greiner Farms (TGF), a family owned- and -operated Michigan-based company, is passionate about growing, packing and shipping the highest quality produce in the region. “Our passion for quality and doing things right is what we live by,” explains Tyler Hodges, sales manager for TGF. “We’re a...

Since the first line of ancestors first settled in Leesburg, Indiana, the Tom family has been making a name for itself in agriculture. Now, more than a century and a half later, Tom Farms is one of Indiana’s largest grain commodity...

Founded in 1968 by Jimmy Tosh, Tosh Farms LLC has built a reputation as a leading producer of pork products and grain over the last 40-plus years. Located in Henry, Tennessee, Tosh Farms sources pork from an extensive network that includes 75 contract growers...

The Tosh family has been in the pork industry for generations, and today Tosh Farms LLC (TFL) manages to combine the approach of a family-owned and -operated pig farm with cutting-edge technology. To date, TFL produces over 500,000 pigs a year, sourced from owned and contract swine farms across...

After more than 30 years as a private consulting nutritionist for large feed lots from south Texas to Montana, Dr. Harry Anderson and his wife decided to start their own feeds business and in 2002 the idea for Total Feeds Inc. was born....

A fourth-generation family business, Total Seed Production Inc. has been serving growers throughout North America since 1936. Established by Clurid and Charles Campbell, the company started out as C.A. Campbell &...

Trans Coastal Supply Company Inc. (Trans Coastal) is one of the United States’ largest exporters of agricultural products via ocean containers. The business, based out of Decatur, Ill., was founded in 2007 by Pamela Moses and Robert Briscoe, who both have decades of experience in the industry. “...

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