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New Horizons expands storage capacity [UPDATED]

Published 10:04am Monday, June 3, 2013 Updated 12:06pm Monday, June 3, 2013

New Horizons Ag Services is adding “speed and space” to better serve area farmers, according to General Manager Jerry Kramer. Several elements are included in the expansion initiative, which centers on construction at the co-op’s French location.

Construction began in early May on a 3.9-million bushel storage shed which will more than triple storage capacity.

A new inbound/outbound scale system and automated card reader will smooth the delivery process for patrons. In addition, the co-op is adding a new receiving pit and relocating another. When completed, it will be able to handle 60,000-bushels-per-hour at three different pits.

And finally, a new office building on-site will allow grain, agronomy and energy employees to be in the same space for greater communication and collaboration.

Construction is expected to be completed by Harvest 2013.

“This effort supports expansion we did at our Underwood location last year,” said Kramer. “Our customers are growing and we need to grow along with them to serve their needs.

“Our team is continually thinking about how we can help our customers grow and how best to invest in their co-op on their behalf. There are always new ideas on the planning table,” he added.

Contractors for the project include: Buresh Building Systems, Barry Construction and Lindblom Construction.


SunMart hires pharmacy


Dr. Zach Lange, PharmD, is the new pharmacy manager at SunMart Foods in Fergus Falls, according to store General Manager Mary Holtz

A Fergus Falls native, Lange completed his doctorate of pharmacy at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He and his wife, Sara (Fjestad) Lange

are the parents of eight-month-old twins.

Dr. Lange is proud to be part of such a professional and extremely helpful staff who take such good care of their customers.


AgCountry appoints new director

Rynell Schock of Staples, has been named Appointed Stockholder Director by the board of directors of AgCountry Farm Credit Services.

Schock lives near Staples, where she and her husband farm along with their son and his family. They raise corn, soybeans, edible beans, wheat, and sunflowers.

The AgCountry Board of Directors consists of eleven elected Directors, three Appointed Outside Directors, and one Appointed Stockholder Director, who are responsible for setting the strategic direction and policy for the company.

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