• Location: Monett, Mo.
• Owners: Tim and Mary Littlefield
• General Manager: Misti Bradford
History: Farm Pro in Monett, Mo., is one of three farm stores in the Ozarks owned by Tim and Mary Littlefield. In addition to Farm Pro, the Littlefields also own Longview Mill in Rocky Comfort, Mo., and Southside Feed and Farm Supply Inc., in Neosho, Mo.
Littlefield has been in the feed business since 1978, and began as a partner with his late father. Misti said Farm Pro opened in 1993.
Products: Misti said Farm Pro carries just about everything a farmer or rancher needs, including fencing and animal handling supplies and equipment, animal health supplies, saddles and tack, hay, fertilizer and lime, seed, garden supplies and, of course, feed for all species of livestock.
“We’ve got feed for poultry, cattle, horses, sheep, goats, pigs and then we have dog and cat food as well,” she said, adding that Farm Pro only offers bagged feed, but it can be ordered in bulk quantities. “We sell a lot of poultry products, a lot of laying pellets. We also sell a lot of all-stock, which is a sweet feed. Our mineral tubs are big sellers too, and we have a number of tubs to choose from. We carry Cargill, ADM and this year we are carrying the Positive Feed tubs.”
Because of the diversity of the agriculture landscape in Monett, Misti said Farm Pro carries a variety of products for all producers.
Brands carried by Farm Pro include ADM, Nutrena, Purina and Crescent.
Misti added Farm Pro also carries a specially-formulated pellet manufactured by ADM, but it was developed by Southside Feed and Farm Supply.
“It’s a 20 percent layer pellet, which is 4 percent higher than what the ADM Pen Pal pellet,” she said.
Business Philosophy: Misti and Farm Pro are dedicated to customer service.
“We try to go above and beyond for everyone, first-time customer or a regular customer,” Misti said. “Whatever the customer wants, we will get it here. We will do special order items and will order large quantities. We will do what be can for our customers.”