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Hopedale Agri Center

The Hopedale Agri Center is an agriculture business located in Hopedale. They sell both equipment and custom feed for cattle, horses, sheep, goats, and pigs. They also have recently added a gift shop, The Mill Gift Shop, filled with many items ranging from fun house decorations to boots and T-shirts located inside the Hopedale Agri Center. Right now, the shop is full of fall themed decor and shirts. The Hopedale Agri Center works well with The Mill Gift Shop, encouraging all their customers to check out the shop when they stop by. 

On November 11, 2011, John and Robin Nafziger became the owners of The Hopedale Agri Center. Growing up on a family farm in Hopedale, John was a local that knew a lot about agriculture. Robin grew up only a few miles away in Tremont and attended the same church as John. Graduating from Illinois State with a master’s degree in Agri-Business, John uses his education along with his life-long experience to create special feed blends for all types of livestock based on their age and growth needs. The Hopedale Agri Center also offers a liquid feed supplement. John has done many custom feed blends including family pets, horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, and even rats and mice. John and his Hopedale Agri Center staff always focus on serving their customers and surrounding communities with honesty and integrity. 

The Hopedale Agri Center’s family has grown since 2011, as John and Robin’s son, Stuart, joined the business as an Assistant Manager and Co-Owner in April of 2019. Stuart also has a degree in Agri-Business from Illinois State, just like his father, John. Having the family centered business has really helped The Hopedale Agri Center have great teamwork and collaboration. The Hopedale Agri Center is a great place to go for any livestock needs. 

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Hayden Stork
Correspondent, Columnist

Hayden Stork was a Mail Correspondent covering the Olympia communities starting in February 2021, and was the Mail Sports Columnist from August 2021 until July 2022. He is from Danvers, Illinois.