Owner: Martin Bunton
Location: Lamar, Mo.
History: The agriculture business for the Bunton family has been around for 50 years, originating in Liberal, Mo. with Martin Bunton’s aunt and uncle, Don and Irene. Don passed away in a plane crash and Martin, back from college and farming with his brothers, decided to buy into the business after his own father opted to retire.
Martin, his daughter, Wynne Dogotch, and son, Aaron Bunton, kept the operation flourishing until three years ago when Martin was approached by the Girard, Kan.-based Producers Cooperative Association about selling the grain and fertilizer portion of the operation. With that transition, Martin decided to move a revised operation to Lamar, Mo. They are still in the grain storage and handling aspect of the original business but have expanded into some other ag related sales and services, such as livestock handling equipment.
Products and Services: Seed & Farm Supply offers grain storage handling options in a 150-mile or more radius, with customers in multiple states.
They offer a complete turnkey and millwright services, not only for large producers but also for commercial operations of any size. They also carry the augers and conveyors to make a complete set up for any operation, as well as service what they sell.
They carry Sukup and MFS grain bins, along with service on those bins. They also carry Westfield, Brandt and Farm King augers. When it comes to livestock working equipment they offer Titan West, Ranger XL and El Bandito. Other livestock options include; Bohlmann concrete feeders and waterers, Century bale feeders and options for creep feeders. They also carry hay equipment, portable buildings, grain carts, engraable ear tags and baling wire. But perhaps the most interesting item they offer is Bale Tuff net wrap in color combinaions to suit your fancy. The most popular is the red, white, and blue wrap that the distributor came out with a couple years ago.
“Once Wynne posted it on the internet we got calls from across the country,” Martin said. “We shipped to New York, Texas, North Dakota, Florida and in between.”