Gilbertson Feed & Grain Aquires Cannon Falls Elevator
Gilbertson Feed & Grain Aquires P.H. Feely & Sons
August 22, 2007
NERSTRAND – Gilbertson Feed & Grain Inc. (GF&G) of Nerstrand has been approved as successor to P.H. Feely & Sons Inc. elevator in Farmington, MN. GF&G merged their three locations in Farmington, Nerstrand, and Randolph under one U.S. Warehouse Act licensed facility. Producers storing grain in the facility are eligible for a commodity loan through the Dakota/Washington County FSA office in Farmington, MN, and is approved by the Commodity Credit Corporation. The GF&G agreement is approved by the FSA Commodity office in Kansas City, MO., complying with the Uniform Grain and Rice Storage Agreement controlling the storage of government-owned grains.
Gilbertson Feed & Grain Aquires Nerstrand Agri Center
September 1, 2005
NERSTRAND – AGP of Omaha, NE recently announced the sale of Nerstrand Agri Center to Gilbertson Feed & Grain (GF&G) from AGP and will continue to operate as Nerstrand Agri Center. GF&G currently has two locations, one in Nerstrand and one in Randolph, MN.
AGP Purchases Nerstrand Agri Center
January 1, 1991
NERSTRAND – AGP of Omaha, NE recently announced the aquisition of Nerstrand Agri Center from International Multi Foods. and will continue to operate as Nerstrand Agri Center. Doug Gilbertson will continue as Plant Manager.
Despite Leaning Structure, Elevator Deemed Sound
July 19, 1990
RANDOLPH – Doug Gilbertson, owner of the Gilbertson Feed & Grain (GF&G) elevator in Randolph, received good news at a meeting with Randolph Mayor Michael Popp on Thurs., July 12. Gilbertson, Popp, and an engineer from the engineering firm of Bonestro, Rosene, Anderlik and Associates inspected the elevator, which is leaning significantly to the south. In a letter to both Gilbertson and Popp, the engineer proclaimed the structure sound. The inspection was prompted by recommendation from building inspector John Murphy and by inquiries from resident Vern Jones. Murphy had inspected the building three years ago and recommended that future inspections be made by a structural engineer. Gilbertson attributes the lean to a train derailment in the 1950’s, which hit the base of the structure. Thursday’s inspection determined that the lean is not hazardous. According to Popp, the inspector called the wooden structure “very forgiving”, meaning it changes slowly over time. The inspector went on to say that leaning is common among elevators and the biggest changes are in aesthetics, said Popp. The inspection found no cracks in the foundation, and the engineer believes the inner compartments of the elevator will adequately support the structure during windy weather. Gilbertson agreed that the many interior walls of the elevator provide good structural support in spite of its sagging appearance. The council plans to ask Murphy to calculate the angle of the elevator yearly to record any changes.
Nerstrand Agri Center has New Plant Manager
September 1, 1989
NERSTRAND – International Multi Foods (IMF) recently announced the appointment of Doug Gilbertson as Plant Manager of the Nerstrand Agri Center. Gilbertson Feed & Grain, owned by Gilbertson, also owns the Randolph Agri Center which is leased by IMF.
Nerstrand Agri Center Has New Corporate Owner
January 1, 1985
NERSTRAND – International Multi Foods recently announced the acquisition of the Nerstrand Agri Center. Jim Black is the Plant Manager. Ray Cleven and Neil Prescher, David Overland, and Bill Vesledahl preceded Black as Plant Manager.
Paul Tix of GTA in Randolph to Retire
March 1, 1983
RANDOLPH – Paul Tix, veteran employee of the Farmers Union GTA Elevator in Randolph, will soon become a retiree after 21 years serving this farming community. He began his career at the Hampton elevator, working there until it was destroyed by fire in 1962. He then transferred to the Randolph facility, marking a total of 35 years in the business. He officially turned over the reigns to Doug Gilbertson of Ellsworth, WI, on Tuesday, March 1. They have been working together this past week so Gilbertson can become familiar with the operation.
Gilbertson is residing in Ellsworth, but plans to move to the area as soon as he can find suitable housing. He has four years experience in agri-business, working at Deiss & Nugent Feed Company of Ellsworth, WI. He also attended Rosemount Vo-Tech for two years in their agri-business program.
Tix said that the elevator will continue as before, providing the same high quality service for handling grain, and supplying fertilizers, seeds, chemicals, and feed. The business has changed quite a bit over the years, he added. GTA has closed the elevators in Bellechester and Lonsdale. He states there is a trend to ship direct, meaning with bigger co-op farming, grains are being trucked directly to the grain terminals. There will always be a need for the local elevator, he said, but just on a smaller scale.
GTA, according to Tix, has been looking for a buyer for quite some time. GTA agreed not to sell until he had made up his mind to retire. He said he can’t give up working altogether and will be a part-time sales employee for Farmers Union Co-op Oil, located near his residence in Hampton.
Last Train Delivery to Nerstrand Agri Center
January 1, 1982
NERSTRAND – The Nerstrand Agri Center recently announced the last fertilizer delivery by train to the elevator. All incoming and outgoing fertilizer, chemical, and grain shipments are now made with trucks.
Vesledahl to Retire
May 31, 1979
NERSTRAND – After 43 years of service to the Nerstrand Elevator, Bill Vesledahl to retire on May 31, 1979 as Plant Manager.
Agri Center Builds Major Facility Addition
January 1, 1977
NERSTRAND – The Nerstrand Agri Center recently completed a new grain drying, handling, and storage facility with a capacity of 245,000 bushels. This increases the total grain storage to just over 600,000 bushels. Of interest is the fact the facility is constructed entirely of wooden 2×10s, 2×8s and 2×6s, which are laid flat and nailed in place. The building is 70 feet long, 44 feet wide and 140 feet in height.
Wooden elevators are becoming more scarce because of the cost of wood. However, in our area, they are better because of the moisture factor. It took 600,000 board feet, 7 tons of nails, and 26 railroad cars of lumber to complete the structure. Other additions at the elevator include storage bins for bulk feed and a liquid feed storage tank. Additions at the fertilizer plant include a floater sprayer and two liquid fertilizer storage tanks.
Nerstrand Agri provides area farmers with a dependable source of fertilizer, chemicals, feed and seed. Along with quality products, the elevator does custom fertilizer and chemical application, grinds and custom feed blends, and offers a complete program of soil and feed sampling and analysis.
Nerstrand Elevator Shows Substantial Gain
February 6, 1969
NERSTRAND – The Nerstrand Farmers Mercantile and Elevator Co. observed its 50th year of operation at the annual meeting of stockholders and patrons held at the Nerstrand school last Saturday afternoon.
Guest speakers for the occasion were Mr. John Alquist representing the Hubbard Milling Co.; Mr. Bob Fee for G.T.A.; Mr. Warren Liebenstein, Rice County Agent; Mr. David Redfield, representing the Nerstrand State Bank and Mr. Frank Callister, Kenyon Leader. Company officers announced $1.5 million in sales and $50,363.23 of net gains.
Officers and directors for the following year are: O. A. Osumdson, re-elected for another three-year term as president of the board, Alfred Severson, vice president; Luverne Hafemeyer, secretary – treasurer; Kenneth Bailey, Gary Hanson, Harold Wagner, Orven Hellerud are holdover directors. Harold Homeier and Elmer Covert, Jr., were both re-elected directors for three year terms. William Vesledahl is manager and Ethel Kostelnik is bookkeeper.
Harlan Bauer, Wendell Luknik, Elmer Bauer, F. H. Feldmann and Roger Hildebrandt each won door prizes. The Valley Grove Ladies Aid served lunch and Tex Coya and the Ranch Hands of rural Nerstrand provided music.
Council Approves Fertilizer Plant
January 27, 1969
NERSTRAND – The Nerstrand City Council held a special meeting on Monday, January 27 with the zoning board and the field representative of the Cominco American Fertilizer Company regarding a proposed fertilizer plant in Nerstrand. The Council voted to approve the fertilizer plant in Nerstrand.
Stockholders of the Nerstrand Farmers Mercantile and Elevator Company
|Amundson, Arnold||38||Anderson, Archie||2||Anderson, Mrs. Art||11||Anderson, Gerhard||1|
|Anderson, Gordon||1||Anderson, Roy||1||Anderson, Fred||1||Angelstad, Anna J.||1|
|Baalson, Herbert||2||Bailey, Kenneth||22||Bailey, E. O.||6||Bakken, A.K.||2|
|Bauer, Adolph||11||Bauer, Roy||3||Bauer, Albert C.||7||Bauer, Clarence||3|
|Bauer, Chas||5||Bauer, Chris||3||Bauer, Arnold||5||Bauer, Mrs. Nora||19|
|Bauer, Elmer||1||Bauer, Harlan||1||Bauer, Luverne M||5||Bauer, Paul J.||1|
|Bauer, Howard M.||6||Bauer, Wilford||2||Bauer, Herb||2||Bauernfeind, Burton W.||15|
|Bauernfeind, Wilmer||6||Bauernfeind, Merlin||8||Berntssen, Wm||13||Bickel, Ed||2|
|Blume, Willard||1||Boevers, Fred||15||Bollenbach, M. H.||40||Bonde, O. A.||16|
|Bonde, Harold||15||Bonde, Earl||15||Bornfleth, Leslie||17||Bongers, Martin||1|
|Bosshart, Alvin||20||Bosshardt, Reuben||1||Bosshardt, Merle||3||Bothu, Elmer||16|
|Braland, Albert||1||Braland, C. J.||1||Braaten, Herman||1||Braaten, Carl||1|
|Braaten, Joe||1||Broin, Geo||1||Broin, Olaf||10||Buan, E. R.||4|
|Buchta, Henry||21||Buchta, Lee||23||Buchta, Martin F.||2||Budde, Elmer||23|
|Budde, Herman||12||Budde, Walter||9||Bultman, H. O. W.||8||Bultman, Arnold||7|
|Bultman, Delbert||3||Bultman, Wilfred||1||Bultman, Leonard||10||Burmeister, Harold||1|
|Caron, A. H.||10||Caron, Art||1||Caron, Clifford||15||Caron, Cyril||8|
|Caron, Ferdinand||18||Chmelik, Herbert||2||Chmelik, James||6||Chmelik, R. J.||6|
|Christy, Clarence||2||Cieszinski, Ignatz||4||Covert, Ella D.||1||Covert, Elmer Jr.||10|
|Covert, Floyd||9||Covert, Homer||10||Currer, Robert||2||Cyr, A. R.||18|
|Dalbotten, Hannah||2||Decker, Art||1||Degen, Art||1||Deike, Donald||1|
|Deike, Franklin||8||Deike, Melvin||29||Delesha, Thomas||1||Deman, Henry||4|
|Deisen, O.||1||Dettmer, Gordon||1||Dierking, Melvin||38||Dierking, Walter||23|
|Dokken, Rudolph||5||Donkers, Martin||1||Downie, Jennie||4||Doyle, Eugene||2|
|Drentlaw, Leslie||4||Eastman, Dell||2||Eggum, Obert||5||Egge, Rev. A.||1|
|Egland, Art||2||Egtvedt, Clarence||1||Ellerbusch, Ben||3||Ellingboe, Arnold||1|
|Ellingboe, Anna||1||Ellingboe, John||1||Ellingboe, Erick||1||Elthon, Ben||2|
|Elzen, Henry||2||Engeseth, Elmer||5||Engeseth, I. H.||29||Engeseth, Mrs. John||1|
|Engeseth, Russell||10||Estrem, Leonard||1||Erickson, Arthur||8||Erickson, Lars||1|
|Falkenberg, Harold||4||Falkenberg, Ed||1||Feldman, Alois||21||Finseth, Allen E.||14|
|Finseth, Arthur O.||7||Fisher, Wm||1||Finnesgaard, Phillip||3||Finseth, Gertrude||4|
|Floran, John||7||Fleming, Geo||1||Flom, Gil||1||Flom, John||5|
|Flom, Joe||1||Flicek, Joseph||11||Fogelson, Clarence||18||Forster, Ted||1|
|Ford, William||1||Foss, H.||2||Foss, H. L.||4||Frank, Herb||3|
|Froman, Carroll||1||Gaasedelen, Florance||10||Gaasedelen, Ingram||9||Gaasedelan, Owen||1|
|Gaasedelen, Conrad||17||Gardner, L. D.||17||Garrity, Clarence||20||Garrity, Donald||1|
|Germundson, Sanford||1||Giefer, Joe||1||Glende, Ervin||5||Glor, Phillip||1|
|Glor, Rudolph||12||Gloe, Ray||1||Grinde, John||8||Griebel, W. H.||3|
|Graves, I. H.||9||Groff, Melvin||1||Grote, Donald||9||Gunhus, E. L.||1|
|Gunhus, Walter||2||Hachfeld, Martin||8||Haaland, Donald||22||Haaland, J. M.||6|
|Haag, Mrs. Geo M.||14||Harstad, Oscar||7||Hafemeyer, R. W.||40||Hafemeyer, Luverne||2|
|Halverson, Erick||2||Halverson, Henry||2||Hamann, Everett||1||Hannah, Neil||2|
|Hanson, Haaken||1||Hanson, Gary||1||Hanson, Gus||1||Hanson, Robert A.||1|
|Hanson, Robert L.||40||Hanson, Richard||1||Haugen, Arnold||1||Haugen, Donald||2|
|Haugen, Harry||1||Helberg, Anton||40||Heggedahl, Ole||22||Hellerud, Carl||14|
|Hellerud, J. M.||14||Hellerud, Orvan||18||Hellerud, Ove||22||Hellrud, O. H.||15|
|Henderson, Ingval||8||Hildebrandt, Art||14||Hildebrandt, Jerome||23||Hildebrandt, Alfred||1|
|Hildebrandt, Raymond||19||Hildebrandt, W. C.||5||Hildebrandt, Ed||13||Hillebrandt, Mahlon||2|
|Hildebrandt, Reuben||6||Hildebrandt, Roger||21||Hope, Carl or Milla||39||Hope, Norman||26|
|Homeier, Roger||30||Homiere, Harold||16||Howie, Raymond||1||Hougen, Robert||5|
|Hughes, Al||2||Ingram, Leon||12||Iverson, Carl||2||Jacobson, Eugene||4|
|Jacobson, Loyal||3||Jacobson, Melvin||6||Jacobson, Arthur||7||Jacobson, Joel||3|
|Jacobson, Jerome||2||Jacobson, Joseph||1||Jacobson, Howard||1||Jacobson, Myron||2|
|Jandro, Cyril||1||Jandro, Walter||1||Johnson, Burnie||16||Johnson, Holger||6|
|Johnson, Ed||1||Johnson, Marvin||4||Kalseth, J. E.||40||Kalseth, Lester||7|
|Kalseth, Ulysses||8||Kalow, W. J.||1||Karl, Andrew||4||Karl, Joseph||1|
|Kasa, Herman||1||Keller, Elmer||7||Keller, Arnold||8||Keller, W. H.||27|
|Kenney, Joe||1||Kenney, Mrs. Andrew||1||Kenney, Robert||1||Kern, Edmund||1|
|Kern, Lawrence||1||Kern, Ray||1||Kern, Nick||1||Kern, Richard||1|
|Kern, Sebastian||2||Kielmeyer, Melvin||12||Kietzman, Martin||1||Kiker, Terry||4|
|Kingsbury, Verne||29||King, Alva||1||Kispert, Donald||14||Kispert, James||22|
|Kispert, John or Marie||17||Kispert, Roy||20||Koester, Gilbert||1||Koester, Malcolm||1|
|Kitzman, Peter||1||Koester, Richard||3||Koester, Ralph||2||Koester, Walter||6|
|Knopf, Donald||3||Krueger, Donald||1||Krueger, Art||1||Kuhlman, Wm||5|
|Larson, Sophia||7||Larish, Tom||2||Lee, Raymond||9||Lehman, W. W.||1|
|Lewis, Harold||1||Lick, Carl||17||Lien, Orlando||1||Linnemann, Eitel F.||9|
|Linnemann, Myron H.||9||Lips, Alma||36||Lips, Myron E.||5||Lips, Myron C.||1|
|Lips, Elwood||11||Lips, Victor||2||Lyman, Verne||2||Lyman, Warren||32|
|Lockrem, Christ||10||Lucknic, Wendell||1||Luebke, Adolph||1||Luebke, Edmund||10|
|Luebke, Victor||10||Lyons, Carl||2||Manderfeld, Anthony||1||Mathies, Lyle||2|
|McGoon, Kenneth||3||McDonald, Francis||1||Meese, Elmer||25||Meyer, Harry||4|
|Meyer, Walter||8||Miller, Paul||1||Mills, Dareld||1||Mohn, Geo||2|
|Mollenhauer, Harvey||1||Morelan, John||2||Morelan, Robert||10||Mueller, August||14|
|Mueller, Wm||10||Mueller, Harold||2||Mueller, Lester||5||Murphy, Leonard||1|
|Musegades, Millard||2||Musegades, Herb||2||Musehl, Alvin||1||Musehl, Walter||25|
|Nauman, Glenn||5||Nauman, Bix||1||Nauman, Glenn or Bix||1||Nauman, Bros||5|
|Nelson, Norman||1||Neuman, Arthur||16||Neuman, Harland||1||Nesseth, Bennie||6|
|Nesseth, Oscar||7||Nesseth, Thomas||2||Odegaard, Ed||1||Odegaard, Torphin||4|
|Olstad, Calmer||26||Olson, Culver||2||Olson, John||13||Olson, Marvin||3|
|Ost, Joe||1||Ostenson, Gordon||1||Oppegard, Tilman||6||Osmundson, Mildred||10|
|Osmundson, Leonard M.||35||Osmundson, Osmund||34||Ovrebo, Lester||1||Paschke, A. J.||1|
|Perry, Walter Glenn||3||Petersmeyer, Roger||5||Petersmeyer, Mrs. Henry||20||Petersmeyer, Harold||16|
|Plaisance, Fred||4||Poels, Leo||7||Poch, Geo||3||Pribbernau, WM||6|
|Prieve, Ed||1||Purfeerst, Chas||3||Purfeerst, Clarence||1||Quamme, H. B.||14|
|Quie, Albert H.||5||Quie, Arthur||4||Quie, Albert K.||4||Radtke, Justice||16|
|Radtke, Isabelle||9||Radtke, Chas||30||Radtke, Victor||20||Rauk, Hans||40|
|Rauk, Raymond||40||Raskob, Andrew||2||Relyea, K. E.||1||Remme, Albert||3|
|Remme, Obert||1||Remme, Ole||13||Reuvers, Anthony M.||1||Reuvers, Peter||1|
|Robertson, John||1||Rodamaker, Loren||1||Rodamaker, Merle||1||Rockney, Carl||4|
|Rockney, Melvin||3||Routier, Wm||1||Rudningne, J. O.||7||Rustad, Mrs. Elsie||2|
|Sam, Emery||1||Sande, Herman||1||Sarter, W.||1||Schnobrikc, Wm||2|
|Scherer, Ray||2||Schrump, Art||1||Schultz, Ed||40||Schulz, Art A.||3|
|Schultz, Arthur C.||3||Schultz, Herb||11||Schultz, Richard||10||Schulz, Donald||2|
|Schumaker, Francis||3||Schwake, Harold||28||Schwake, Erwin||3||Schweisthal, Robert||3|
|Schrot, Clarence||1||Severson, Alfred||18||Shaske, Clifford||30||Shaske, Kenneth||3|
|Shaske, Frank||40||Starch, E. J.||21||Starch, Curtis||4||Starch, Lorrie||5|
|Sherwin, Milton||19||Simonson, Morris||2||Smith, Earl||1||Smith, L. B.||1|
|Solberg, Joe||1||Sommers, Everett||3||Sommers, Glen||1||Sommers, Frank||2|
|Sommers, Summer||6||Sommers, Herman||6||Skluzacek, Dan||1||Squire, H. W.||1|
|Stavnau, Gust||3||Steen, J. August||1||Stenbakken, Ed||7||Stenbakken, Carl||17|
|Stenbakken, H. C.||19||Stenbakken, Herman||9||Stenbakken, Russel A.||2||Stenbakken, Melvin||25|
|Stoos, Floyd||1||Stordahl, Jon||1||Stordahl, Malder||1||Story, Albert||3|
|Story, Lloyd||2||Strand, Torger C.||1||Swenson, Forest||1||Swintek, Tom||1|
|Swiggum, Peter J.||1||Tasa, Gilbert||1||Tasa, Albert||1||Tatge, Gilbert||14|
|Tatge, Orville||3||Teig, Tenner||9||Teig, S. B.||24||Thompson, Melvin||1|
|Tuttle, Alton||2||Underdahl, Carl||1||VanZuilen, L||1||VanZuilen, Phil||2|
|Velzke, Donald||1||Vesledahl, Albert||25||Vesledahl, John G.||24||Vesledahl, Sigvard||1|
|Vesledahl, Wilhelm||1||VonWald, A. L.||4||VonWaldk, Glenn||1||VonWald, H. C.||21|
|Voxland, Art||7||Voxland, Mrs. Sadie||2||Wagner, Harold||1||Wagner, Robert||2|
|Weatherstone, Mabel||10||Wegner, Chas||2||Wegner, Herbert A.||2||White, Donald||1|
|Wille, Harland||16||Wille, Donald||40||Wilde, H. B.||3||Wolf, Dewey||4|
|Wolf, Ervin P||17||Wolf, Woodrow||13||Wolf, Kermit||1||Wunderlich, Leonard||1|
|Zabel, John||1||Zabel, Leonard||1|