George Smith Ag Service, Inc. began as a Mobile Feed Milling Service in October 1964 by George Smith and his father-in-law Hardy Sledge by purchasing Curt Davis Mobile Milling Co. in Fairfield, Illinois. George had worked for them during high school and was an operator immediately out of high school and became manager of feed business at age 19.

New name was Smith & Sledge Feed Service. They also sold bag fertilizer and delivered to farms along with custom farming and tenant farming. Mr. Sledge retired in 1973 and sold his portion to George Smith and his son. The business has continued to grow adding many services such as liquid fertilizer, chemicals, dry fertilizer, bulk feeds, limestone, seeds, custom application and agronomic advisory services.

In 1992 the business was incorporated and the operation grew to 5 locations. George was President & C.E.O. at this time outside investment in the company occurred. They acquired a seed processing plant and became active in growing and processing commercial seed to meet and participate in the new seed technology that has become so important for area farmers. Many farmers have contracted with them for seed production which ends up in several of the South Eastern States.

Again, as the business grew and prospered a big change in ownership occurred. In 2003 the ownership portion of outside investors was purchased by the George Smith family. They continue to operate the business with George and wife Doris turning much of the management over to Jr. Smith and Ron Smith.

Each year they continue to expand as technologies become available that are beneficial to the business and their customers. The loyal customer base and great employees keep the business successful and encouraged to continue for many years to come.

The company has always looked for ways to improve both the environment and civil areas of our communities. The company gives employees time to serve on committee boards and help in community efforts while on payroll and furnish equipment if needed. There are 3 volunteer Fire Departments, 2 school boards, county government, several churches and township boards, that our employees serve to help make our community better places to live. It is their goal to help provide a better community to live in.

The business employs 30 full time and 10 to 12 part time individuals, many of them with 25 years or more experience.

 

 

Products and Services

Seed & Seed Production
Animal Feed
Dry Fertilizer
Liquid Fertilizer
Anhydrous Fertilizer
Custom Application
Rock & Limestone
Agronomic Services
Used Equipment Sales


 


George Smith Ag Service, Inc.
RR #1 Box 64
Keenes, Illinois 62851


gsas@wabash.net