History

State of the art mills in Hillsboro and Seneca produce the highest quality feed for livestock owners in Kansas and surrounding states

1997

United Feed Incorporated

United Feed, LLC becomes incorporated September 1, 1997 operating out of the CG&S feed mill in Hillsboro, KS. LLC members include Coop Grain & Supply (Hillsboro), North Central Kansas Coop Assn. (Hope), Andale Farmers Coop (Andale), Farmers Grain Cooperative (Walton), and Farmland Industries, Inc.

1998

Hillsboro Facility

Construction begins on new $4.5 million facility in Hillsboro Industrial Park in fall of 1998.

1999

Hillsboro Facility

Operations move from CG&S feedmill to the brand new automated facility in November, 1999.

1999

Midwest Ag Service

Midwest Ag Service, LLC is formed to merge the feed business of four Northeastern Kansas based cooperatives on April 6, 1999. Members of the new LLC include Farmers Coop Elevator (Sabetha), Farmers Union Coop (Beattie), Ag Parnters Coop (Hiawatha), and Nemaha County Coop Assoc. (Seneca).

2000

New Countryside Feed

United Feed, LLC changes their name to Countryside Feed, LLC in early 2000

2001

Midwest Ag Service Expands

Construction begins on the new Midwest Ag Service, LLC feedmill outside of Seneca, KS.

2002

MKC & Countryside Feed

Feed Management System is installed providing an integrated batching system and accounting system. MKC becomes an LLC member after a merger with Farmers Grain Coop (Walton) in May 2002.

2002

Countryside Feed Installation

Midwest Ag Service, LLC is awarded the Kansas Industrial Training (KIT) grant in July 2002.

2003

Midwest Ag Service

The first test batch is ran in the brand new $5.7 million Midwest Ag Service, LLC fully automated feed mill on February 15, 2003. The new feedmill officially opens for business on March 1, 2003, replacing the 7 mills owned by each cooperative (located in Frankfort, Beattie, Centralia, Corning, Baileyville, Sabetha, and Powhattan).

2005

Merger

MKC feed mill merges with Countryside Feed, LLC in Moundridge, KS in June 2005.

2006

Midwest Ag Service

Midwest Ag Service, LLC in Seneca is accepted into OSHA’s Safety and Health Recognition Program (SHARPs) by Kansas Gubernatorial Proclamation on Nov. 13, 2006. This was the first feed mill accepted into SHARPs in OSHA Region 7 (KS, NE, IA, MO). The Seneca facility remains SHARPs certified today.

2007

Farmers Coop Elevator

Farmers Coop Elevator (Halstead) joins Countryside Feed, LLC in June 2007.

2009

Recognition

Countryside Feed, LLC is recognized as one of the top finalists for the 2009 Governor’s Award of Excellence.

2018

Countryside Warehouse

Construction begins in Hillsboro on a warehouse expansion that will house a new shop, testing lab and create more storage space in June 2018.

2018

Midwest Ag Service Expands

Midwest Ag Service, LLC in Seneca expands their facilities with an additional 9,528 square foot warehouse space, expanded automated bagging line, robotic bag stacker, sweet feed and screening systems.

2018

Merger

Countryside Feed, LLC and Midwest Ag Service, LLC join to become the unified Countryside Feed, LLC on Dec. 1, 2018. The combined service area today includes the entire state of Kansas, Southeast quadrant of Nebraska, Western Missouri, Northern Oklahoma and Eastern Colorado.

The New Countryside:

 

Our newly combined company operates as Countryside Feed, LLC from our headquarters in Seneca, Kansas. David Rethman, chief operating officer of Midwest Ag Service, is the current CEO of the combined COuntryside Feed, LLC. Our combined service area includes a majority of Kansas and touches parts of Nebraska, Missouri, Oklahoma and Colorado.

Countryside Feed, LLC manufacturing facilities are located in Seneca, Hillsboro and Moundridge, additionally including a large dealership network and customer direct nutritional products. Midwest Ag Service continues as a branded product line for Countryside Feed, LLC. Other branded product lines include Purina and Provimi, as well as custom product options created to meet the individual needs of the producer. Countryside Feed, LLC has a combined 10 sales nutritionist and more than 55 employees based out of our Seneca, Hillsboro and Moundridge locations.

Members of Countryside Feed, LLC include Cooperative Grain and Supply, Hillsboro, KS; MKC, Moundridge, KS; Ag Partners Co-op, Seneca, KS; Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co, Halstead, KS; Kanza Cooperative, luka, KS; Agri Trails Coop, Hope KS; and Purina Animal Nutrition. The history of both companies provides a solid foundation for our future.

"We will continue to deliver value to our customers through the expanded and aligned resources and will continue to evaluate new locations, products and services we can bring to livestock producers."- CEO David Rethman.