Company History

Company History

Founded in 1973 by Buzz Nelson, Form-A-Feed began as a company with three employees.  The mission was simple: to form a feed to meet each livestock producer’s needs. While our mission has not changed, the company has grown substantially.  Today, with well over 150 employees, our products and services are delivered across the nation and in international markets. 

Several companies have been added to the Form-A-Feed family over the years. Please scroll over the years below to learn more about how we have grown our family to continue to support our customers:

Form A Feed
Stewart, MN
Established in 1973
Form-A-Feed offers branded-name, specialty, private-label and custom-formulated products directly, and through joint ventures in the U.S. and international markets. Form-A-Feed product formulations are designed to enhance livestock performance and health, and improve food safety. Product options include: base mixes, premixes, concentrates, micros, minerals, liquids, boluses, low-moisture tubs, water soluble products, and ingredients. Over the past 40 years, additional companies have been developed or acquired to meet market needs, promote product innovation, and provide specialized production services.
Atfield
Atwater, MN
Acquired 2001
Atfield’s production facility offers complete, texturized, and protein-blended products. Our staff provides delivery of these products in bags, totes, or bulk.
FAF Ag Services
Litchfield, MN
Acquired 2008
Form-A-Feed Ag Services is an agricultural retail business that focuses on providing high quality products, convenience and service for livestock producers as well as food and lifestyle customers.
Challenger Feeds
Waterloo, IA
Acquired 2010
Mission Statement: Challenger Feeds provides livestock producers with feed manufactured with the highest standards of quality and consistency, prompt distribution, and service by friendly, helpful, knowledgeable employees.
Midwest Ag
Marshall, MN
Acquired 2010
Mission Statement: Our mission is to manufacture the highest quality liquid feed supplements for the livestock industry, and to offer exceptional customer service. Form-A-Feed jointly owns Midwest Ag with CHS and John Pollock. Midwest AG manufactures liquid supplements for ruminants and combines value, performance and excellent customer service to the livestock industry.
Quali Trade LLC
Minnetonka, MN
Acquired 2012
Mission Statement: Quali Trade LLC provides customers with the highest quality fertilizers for the agricultural market. We will strive to maintain a friendly relationship with customers by providing sound advice and competitive pricing. Quali Trade is a distributor of dry and liquid agricultural fertilizers. They have warehouses in Nebraska, Minnesota and Iowa.
Ingredient Transport
St. Paul, MN
Established 2013
A Mississippi River facility with the capabilities to receive, store, bag and transport ingredients by truck or rail. This new 150,000-sqaure-foot facility is under construction, with a projected competition date of spring 2014.
Agri-Nutrition Consulting LLC
DeForest, WI
Acquired 2014
Agri-Nutrition Consulting LLC (ANC) is a full-service nutrition company offering ration balancing and feed consulting services located in DeForest, WI. Since 1987, it has been our objective to provide a more complete program, with better service, at a more affordable price.
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