McElroys becomes Hoepner Feed&Grain
Both Terry and Dixie are familiar faces to the Rich Hill area.Terry is a 1968 graduate of Nevada High School but lived on the family farm west of Rich Hill for the last 11 years. During those years he has been engaged in grain brokerage and farming.
Terry and Dixie were married 9 years ago.Dixie is a 1971 graduate of Rich Hill and grew up in the Sprague area, the daughter of Mr. Marvin Kenney.
Both will be working in the business. Terry as truck dispatcher and manger and Dixie as bookkeeper.
The couple purchased the Elevator because we needed the room to better handle the products we deal in white corn and oats,we needed the facility to work from,"said Terry
Expansion plans are already underway and scheduled to be done by June 15 including the addition of another elevator leg that will allow them to move 4000 bushels of grain move per hour.Also more storge 70,000 bushels more, for white corn is planned.
"We want to get farmers to book acres,instead of bushels, of white corn on contracts with Quaker Oats"said Hoeper.
Hoeper Feed and grain also offer a line of livestock feeds and supplements along with barbed and hog wire and steel fence posts.
Hoeper Feed and Grain is located on old 71 highway south.