Location: Dixon, Mo.
Owner: Shirley McKinnon
History: What started as a retirement plan for Shirley McKinnon’s husband Dwight 11 years ago has turned into a full-time business for Shirley.
“He became disabled, so it fell to me. I tell everyone we bought it on April Fool’s Day, and it’s a bad joke,” she said with a laugh, adding if she didn’t enjoy the business she wouldn’t be there every day.
Prior to the business being S & D, it had been Sloan’s Feed Store.
“They had been in business about 12 years before we took over,” Shirley said, adding the business has become a staple in Dixon, Mo., over the years for farmers and ranchers.
Products and Services: “We offer feed for your cattle, horses and pigs, and chickens. We carry the Double-O-Feed, and I carry some vaccines and vet supplies,” Shirley said. S & D can also specialty order anything for customers.
Feed and animal health products aren’t all that can be found at S & D.
“In the small engine shop, we work on anything that has a gas engine, from 4-wheelers to side-by-sides, chain saws, lawn mowers or anything else,” Shirley said. “We carry the Husqvarna-brand equipment, and I’m looking for another line to carry.”
The biggest product Shirley and S & D offers is the attention given to customers and their needs.
Future Plans: Shirley adds to her inventory daily, but she has no big plans to expand.
“I’m kind of maintaining for now, and then I will go from there,” she said. “It depends on what people need. If they need it, I will carry it for them.”