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Root River Ag Services has expanded to Fountain


Fri, Jan 24th, 2014
Posted in Fountain Progress Edition

Owner Justin Redalen stands ready to help customers in the Fountain office of Root River Ag Services. Photo by Barb Jeffers

Root River Ag Services has taken ownership of the former Spex Feeds in Fountain, Minn. adding to its Lanesboro, Minn. and Wykoff, Minn. locations. Root River Ag Services is an independent farm service company.

Originated in 2009 by owners Jeff, Michelle, and Justin Redalen Root River Ag Services began in Lanesboro when the trio purchased Lanesboro Ag. The site in Wykoff was also bought at this time mainly for fertilizer storage.

As of October 13, 2013 Spex Feeds in Fountain became an integral part of Root River Ag Services. Justin stated, “Until purchasing the Fountain Elevator we did not have the facilities to mix our own feed,” which is a great addition. The ability to mix their own feed will be a positive for the owners and customers alike. Justin explains that by cutting out the middleman, not paying someone else to mix feed, the savings can be passed on to customers. Root River Ag Services “can make custom mix for just about any animal” with the addition of the Fountain site, says Justin.

Having grown up in the area and having experience in farming, the Redalen’s have the knowledge to provide customers with the services they need. Some of these services include buying and selling grain, corn drying, customer fertilizer application, feed nutrition services, ag chemicals, and grain bank.

Jerry Arnold, Feed Mill Manager, who has worked at the Fountain site full-time since 1975 and was part owner at one time, has many years of experience and expertise to offer customers also.

Root River Ag Services is a retailer for dry fertilizer and Wyffels seed corn and sells bagged feed as well as bulk feeds. Additional items available are seed for any crop, pet foods, bird seed, water softener salt, and farm supplies. Root River Ag Services is an independent farm service company

Future plans for Root River Ag Services is to work hard for their current customers and to obtain new customers so the business can keep growing. The company currently has five full-time employees and several seasonal/part-time employees.

Business hours in Lanesboro are Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - noon. The address is 101 Beacon Street and the phone number is (507) 467-2402.

Business hours in Fountain are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. The location is 109 Main Street. The phone number is (507) 268-4994.

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