Hoopeston Site of New United Prairie Facility
Producers in the Hoopeston area will soon have a convenient new source of quality agronomy products and services. United Prairie will begin construction this spring on our new location just east of town.
“We’ll have a chemical shed and an anhydrous facility,” says location manager Tod Hufford. “We’re building with additional warehouse capacity, so we can expand into seed if the need develops. We’ll be able to provide everything the farmer needs, including dry fertilizer, which we can pull from the Crescent City or Tolono locations.”
Tod joined the United Prairie staff right before Thanksgiving and has been busy meeting area growers. He brings 34 years of ag experience with him, 25 of those years as a location manager. As the new facility gets up and running, he will transition into a full-time sales role.
“I’m looking forward to getting back to my roots,” Tod says. “I enjoy getting out in the country, talking with our customers and helping them with their production decisions. You don’t get to do as much of that as a location manager.”
Tod grew up near Alvin and has worked in the area all of his life, so he knows the territory well. “I’ve worked with some of the producers in this area for more than 20 years, and I’m excited about what United Prairie offers them,” he states. “It’s important to give our customers sound, useful agronomic information that works where they farm, and this company does a good job of that. Their products are second to none, and United Prairie also brings a third-party financing alternative to our farmers through AgQuest®.”
The new facility is slated to be completed and ready for operation this fall.