Farm Bureau Distinguished Service to Ag award to Juhl Feed

Juhl Feed Inc of Dana was presented the Greene County Farm Bureau Distinguished Service to Agriculture award at the 2018 Greene County Farm Bureau member appreciation picnic held Monday, Aug. 6.

Pictured are (from left) John McCormick, Mark Juhl, Doug Fouch, and James Holz.

County vice president James Holz made the presentation after reading the following:

“Periodically, the Greene County Farm Bureau presents its Distinguished Service to Agriculture award to an individual or business who has made a significant contribution to the progress of agriculture in Greene county. This year’s recipient is Juhl Feed Inc. of Dana.

“Juhl Feed started in 1962 when Eldon Juhl purchased a feed warehouse located in Dana, Iowa from Martha Juhl. He then built a bulk fertilizer warehouse and a feed mill in 1964.

“Eldon ventured into numerous livestock enterprises involving hogs, cattle, and layers. He was responsible for starting one of the first hog contracting operations in Iowa. All of these ventures helped support the feed, grain, and fertilizer operations of Juhl Feed, and that experience was brought to the customer base.

“In 1987, Eldon was killed in a car accident at the age of 50. Mark Juhl, his son, was working at Central Soya in Fort Wayne, IN, at the time, and elected to take over the operation at the age of 23. Mark’s goal was to continue the operation in the same spirit as his father. This was done by using the knowledge and experience of key employees and also continuing various livestock operations and ventures started by Eldon.

“Juhl Feed and its employees continue to be involved in the ag industry and various farm operations. The feed mill utilizes locally grown corn. Fertilizer and agronomy programs are also offered to customers. Because of its small size, Juhl Feed has the luxury of giving one on one service to the customer. This is the niche that has allowed Juhl Feed to continue its operations for the last 56 years.”

Mark Juhl was then presented with a plaque to commemorate the honor.

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