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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Tom Warner, Agronomy manager at Ag Plus in South Whitley, recently spoke at a Columbia City Rotary Club meeting.
Warner is from South Whitley and grew up in the farming community.
â€śWe rarely get programs on Agriculture and our speaker is the perfect answer for correcting that,â€ť said Rotarian Jacie Worrick, when introducing Warner.
â€śNow that crops are in the ground, things have slowed down a bit,â€ť said Warner. â€śI have a little more freedom to get out and talk to groups like Rotary.â€ť
Ag Plus started in 2001 as a result of two related companies, the Allen County Cooperative and the Farmers Elevator, joining together.
Their mission statement reads, â€śWe are a customer driven and profitable cooperative that is committed to providing our patrons with premium value through our products and services.â€ť
The company has eight locations and last year had $148 million in sales.
There are 84 full-time employees, and 14 part-time.
Ag Plus provides services to farmers in Agronomy, feed, grain petroleum and supply.
Recently the company started a financial side of the business making loans to farmers for Ag-related production.
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