C&M Farm Supply
Location: Bolivar, Mo.
Owner: Gregg and Lance Hoelscher
Manager: Nathan Hoelscher (pictured)
History: The family-owned C&M Farm Supply, which has locations in Bolivar and Humansville, Mo., has been in business since 2006. Nathan Hoelscher has been the manager of the Bolivar facility since it opened about five years ago.
“We used to dairy,” Nathan said. “We sold out the dairy cows when things got a little rough for dairy farmers. … I’ve been working in a feed store since I was 12 years old.”
Services and Products: “We offer a lot,” Nathan said. “We manufacture feed and our own mineral. We offer both bag and bulk feed, and we manufacture all of the feed. We also have animal health supplies and just about anything you would need. We can work out a ration for customers and we offer custom mixes. We try to do a chick day once a year, and for the horse people we do a Coggins clinic also. We are really a full-service store. We even offer litter and lime spreading.”
Between the two stores, there are about 10 employees.
Business Philosophy: Nathan said the focus of C&M is to offer a quality product at an economical price.
“When a customer comes in, they can expect that we will go as far as we have to help them. We’re a friendly place and we are not a big corporation. You get what you see here. We know the aspects of farming and we know what issues people are dealing with, and that makes a difference. We’ve been in the agriculture industry for many, many years.”