On November 11th, 2011 John and Robin Nafziger became the owners of Hopedale Agri Center, Inc.!
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 and by God’s grace they have been married for 32 years. God blessed them with a wonderful daughter and two hardworking sons.
John has a master’s degree from Illinois State University in Agri-Business and he 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. The store also offers a liquid feed supplement, Mix 30 and a new mineral line by EDGE Animal Nutrition. John has customized feed blends for family pets, horses, cattle, hogs, sheep, goats and even custom mixes for rats and mice! 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 Robin and the HAC Staff care first and foremost about serving their customers and surrounding communities with honesty and integrity.
Their family owned business has grown as their son, Stuart, joined the partnership as Assistant Manager and Co- Owner on April of 2019. He also has his degree in Agri-Business from John’s ammeter Illinois State University.
HAC services a 60 mile radius for 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.
Come on in, grab a cup of free coffee and maybe one of Robin’s homemade chocolate chip cookies (hint: come on a Friday) and enjoy walking through our newly designed building which we recently opened in March along with a gift shop called ‘The Mill’! Our gift shop has Milk House candles, Twisted X boots, home décor and many trinkets. New items arrive daily!
Hopedale Agri Center, Inc. is open Monday-Friday from 7:30 am - 4:30 pm.
Come See Us, You’ll Be Glad You Came To ‘The Mill’!