Open M-F 7:30am-4:30pm
Open M-F 7:30am-4:30pm
John & Robin and Stuart & Hillary Nafziger are the owners of Hopedale Agri Center, Inc. since 11.11.11. John managed the mill 8 years prior to this purchase.
John grew up on the family farm in Hopedale and Robin was raised down the road in Tremont, Illinois. They grew up attending the same church and many times were the only two at the youth group on Bible study nights, so they formed a firm foundation for their life together. By God’s grace they have been married 34 years. They raised 3 children, Justina, Stuart and Daniel. Stuart joined the business with his dad 5 years ago and has been a steady source of encouragement and strength, plus a very hard worker. Stuart also has his degree in Agri-Business from Illinois State University, like his dad. His wife Hillary, is a Dosimetrist at a hospital in Decatur. She helps at events and brings an objective perspective at our business meetings, that is well needed. They live with Mr. Big Rig (their funloving black lab who is named after Wrigley Field- can you guess why?).
John has a Masters degree and uses his education along with his life-long farm experience to create special feed blends for all types of livestock based on their age and growth needs. John and Stuart sell customized feed blends for horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, goats and even custom mixes for rats and mice! We also carry liquid feed, Mix 30 to supplement your feed. You might finding him in our Green Mountain Grills talking to a customer about how to make the best smoked ribs you ever tasted! John often finds himself in an advisory role, answering customer questions and giving advice, with or without a sale. And he is just fine with that, because he and Stuart and the HAC Staff care first and foremost about serving their customers and surrounding communities with honesty and integrity. If you are looking for cattle equipment, Stuart is your man! He knows all the ins and outs and will set you up with the right outfit for your needs and come and install it too!
HAC services a 60 mile radius of our customers with specialty feeds designed with rations specific to your animal’s needs, packaged food products and treats for all kinds of domestic animals, a selection of wild and domestic bird seed, livestock supplies, including gates and feeders, bedding, watering equipment, electric fencing and supplies for showing, tagging and banding.
We also load your vehicle for you so you might see our warehouse manager Neil, Rod or our mixing man, Mike or even one of our salesman, Kelly, Ryan, Todd or Brad. Our truck driver Roger will be who you see if you order bulk or bagged feed delivered to your farm. Our secretaries Terri, Freda and Val are the best around and will help you find just the right thing for your needs or they will find someone who will help you.
Come take a walk through our newly designed building which recently opened in March 2019. Many wives asked if we could have a gift shop where they could shop while their feed was being loaded so we added 'The Mill Gift Shop'! Come on in, grab a free cup of coffee and one of Robin’s homemade chocolate chip cookies (hint: come on a Friday or Holiday Saturday-see below).Robin manages the gift shop along with her office job at Grace Church in Morton, where they have attended for 33 years. You will find Milk House candles, Twisted X Boots, Home Décor, jewelry, Esperanzo Coffee, Wind & Willow dips and spreads, unique coffee and tea mugs and charming and funny tea towels. Also, unique wreaths are available during the holidays. No two are alike! Robin works hard to find local, quality and unique specialty items. She keeps the price down so you don't have to worry! It's the best kept secret in Hopedale (especially from husbands ;) ! New items arrive weekly!
Come as a customer, stay as a friend!
Hopedale Agri Center, Inc. is open
Holiday Hours Begin Oct. 9-Dec. 18
Come See Us, You’ll Be Glad You Came To HAC!
We carry anything for your feed needs and for your home and gift needs! Stop in and take a look at our Green Mountain Grills. Talk to John and he will set you up with a great deal! We also carry dog and cat food! Come on a Friday and have a fresh chocolate chip cookie and cup of coffee!