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Heritage Cooperative Inc. to purchase Witmer’s Feed and Grain Inc.

Jun 01, 2022


Debbie Trager
Director of Marketing & Communications

DELAWARE, Ohio – Heritage Cooperative Inc. today announced they have exercised the option to purchase the feed, grain, agronomy, and retail assets of Witmer’s Feed and Grain Inc of Columbiana, Ohio. This includes Millstone Farm and Garden and the Witmer Feed, Edge™, and Show It™ Feed brands that are licensed and currently selling throughout OH, PA, WV, NY, and MD. Witmer’s Feed and Grain was established in 1978.

“This proposed acquisition aligns with our goal of continued diversification of the business, while specifically enhancing feed production and operations throughout Ohio and in surrounding states,” said Jeff Osentoski, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage Cooperative.

“The Witmer Feed and Grain management team runs a terrific business and the company’s employees operate it superbly. I am confident that the addition of the feed, grain, agronomy, and retail operations will benefit Heritage and Witmer customers immediately,” continued Osentoski.

“As a member of the Heritage Cooperative team, I am personally excited to continue to serve Witmer’s Feed and Grain customers and to provide additional opportunities for employees,” stated Mike Witmer, President of Witmer’s Feed and Grain, Inc. He continued, “Our vision and values align well with Heritage and together we will provide superior customer service and efficiencies with this strategic alignment.”

The acquisition is expected to close on June 30, 2022.

About Heritage Cooperative:
Heritage Cooperative is an agriculture cooperative providing value to our members and customers through individualized solutions for nearly 100 years. From the chairman of our board of directors, to the person delivering propane, unloading grain, or providing guidance on crop growth, our 500 plus employees understand that their business is to serve our customers. We are proud to provide forward-thinking, customized solutions in grain merchandising, agronomy, energy, feed, retail, and specialties. The Heritage Cooperative corporate office is located in Delaware, Ohio. For more information on Heritage Cooperative visit

About Witmer’s Feed and Grain:
Witmer’s Feed and Grain was founded in 1978 by Dave and Joanna Witmer. The company, with locations in Columbiana, and Garfield, Ohio and Berlin, Pennsylvania, specializes in the production and delivery of supreme quality proteins blends, mineral mixes, custom mixes, fertilizers, and crop seeds. Through the years, Witmer’s Feed & Grain has become a model for nutritional support and expertise with its team of experienced nutritional specialists. Witmer’s Feed and Grain has evolved over the past 40 years to include state-of-the-art feed manufacturing facility and the development of its grain, agronomy, and retail services.

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