We Love Local Feed Stores

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My favorite thing about buying feed at local feed stores was the difference in the atmosphere. I'm sure you guys know what I'm talking about. The stores that the old men spend their days sitting in shooting the bull and when you walked in they knew you by your name. They asked you how your family is, how the animals are doing, and just were always nice and personable. They made coming into their feed store fun and memorable. You could walk in with any type of feed question and they wouldn't hesitate to answer. There was no question to small or big for them. They might have a store full of customers, but they just knew how to make everyone feel important. If you had a sick animal they knew exactly what you could give them to get them on their feet again.

They knew that sometimes times were tough and if you needed the feed, they wouldn't hesitate for you to take it. Those IOU's aren't something that most businesses would do, but the local feed stores normally trust their customers.

The local feed store owners love helping the FFA, 4-H, and Grange kids in their communities. They help them with any trouble they might be having with their animals, and support them when it comes times for donations and premiums. The proof they leave plastered on there windows and desks. You know, the pictures and thank you cards the kids send them. That is something they are all proud of.

The kids are usually more excited to go to the feed store than a grocery store. They love talking to the store owners and looking at the baby animals. As well as, seeing all of the neat animal products the store has. Hand a kid a rope, and they will be busy for hours roping anything and anyone.

Here are some local feed stores that Raised in a Barn readers submitted for this blog. They are separated by state.

Arkansas:

Weatherford Farm Supply - Melbourne, Arkansas

California:

Nipomo Feed and Ranch Supply - Nipomo, California

Colorado:

Golden Mill - Golden, Colorado

Monte Vista Co-op - Monte Vista, Colorado

Ranchway Feeds- Fort Collins, Colorado

Florida:

Crossties Farm and Garden - Punta Gorda, Florida

Idaho:

Double D Feed - Meridian, Idaho

Indiana:

Matthews Feed and Grain - Matthews, Indiana

Valentines Feed - Portland, Indiana

Iowa:

Interstate Grain - Center Point, Iowa

Kansas:

Perry Milling - Perry, Kansas

Michigan:

Coopersville Hardware and Feed - Coopersville, Michigan

Minnesota:

Heims Feeds - St.Cloud, Minnesota

Rhodes Feed - Bemidji, Minnesota

Mississippi:

Tri-County - Como, Mississippi

Missouri-

Feed Store and More - Anderson, Missouri

Montana:

North Valley Ag - Columbia Falls, Montana

Ohio:

Carley's Feed Mill - Owensville, Ohio

Detwiller Lumber - Pomeroy, Ohio

Miami Valley Feed and Grain - New Carlisle, Ohio

Reiterman Feed -  Mt. Sterling, Ohio

Oklahoma:

Adams Ag Supply - McAlester, Oklahoma

Ag Choice - Chelsea, Oklahoma

B&L Feed Store - Jay, Oklahoma

Henson's Feed Store - Beggs, Oklahoma

Mid America Farm and Ranch - Talala, Oklahoma

NEO Feed Store - Miami, Oklahoma

Wynee's Feed Store - Newcastle, Oklahoma

Oregon:

Milk-E-Way Feed* Tack* Trucking LLC. - Coquille, Oregon

Texas:

City Farmer - Rosenburg, Texas

HF&C - Wofforth, Texas

Pott's Feed - Quitman,Texas

Texas Feed Stop - Mont Belvieu, Texas

The Feed Store - Georgetown, Texas

Virginia:

Clearbrook Feed and Supply -  Clearbrook, Virginia

Wisconsin:

Tri state feed - Luxemburg, Wisconsin

Canada:

Corridor Co-op Country Store in Milford

If you are a feed store that made this list, you should know that your customers adore you. They all had some amazing stories to tell about each and everyone of you. Great job on helping the youth with their show animals and helping farmers and ranchers. You guys are the best!

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