Feed and Grain

Industry Leadership

  • Centra Sota has one of the most knowledgeable, highly trained, nutritional teams in the market.
  • We have experienced feed nutritionists, livestock specialists, and we partner with private consultants who work with producers on our behalf.
  • Our sales team is among the best in the state. We work closely with you to understand your needs and help deliver solutions to achieve the optimum results.
  • Our staff is on the cutting edge of new technologies and are equipped to provide you with the most up-to-date technical information in the industry.

High Quality Products

  • We offer feed & animal health programs from several major livestock feed & micronutrient suppliers.
  • We deliver semi-loads of commodities direct from the processing plants to the farm.
  • We manufacture almost any feed formula to fit your unique specification, including feed for: Dairy, Calves, Beef, Horses, Poultry, Swine, Sheep, and Exotic Animals

Efficiency

  • We monitor farm feed inventories to maximize the use of on-farm feedstuffs.
  • We help our customers with feed management and ingredient purchasing, including forward contracting of commodities such as: soybean meal, whole cottonseed, canola, corn gluten pellets, distillers grains and more!
  • Our team provides facility and ventilation consultation on new or remodeled construction of calf and heifer facilities.

Analysis & Testing

  • We offer calf and steer profit projections for any size operation.
  • We offer bunker density testing to ensure a proper fermentation, and we can also check for hot spots in the bunker with infra-red heat detection.
  • We conduct feed testing for nutrition values of home grown feedstuffs and complete myco toxin testing if needed.
  • We help monitor herd health issues with routine walk-thru inspections of all aspects of the operation.

Safety & Compliance

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Feed & Grain Staff


    Alan Peterson

    Senior Dairy Nutritionist

    Alan Peterson

    Senior Dairy Nutritionist
    320-845-4086
    apeterson@centrasota.com

    Alan grew up on a dairy farm where he developed a love for agriculture. He has spent the past 35 years working for farm supply co-ops. Over the course of his career, Alan has gained a broad understanding about all phases of agriculture. He understands the relationship between crops, cattle and profitability. This understanding allows him to help you make good decisions that help you reach your goals for your farm.

    Agriculture today is a very complex and constantly changing business. We have to be able to help our customers get the latest information and technology. We have built a relationship with many people and companies that are focused on helping the customer.

    Alan has the experience and resources to help your cattle now and in the future. Alan is able to work with a great team of support companies and personnel. He brings that team of resources to assist farmers in all aspects of their operations. “When the feed guy, the agronomy guy, and the money guy can all work together, we can all grow together.”


    Dave Doll

    St. Martin Location Manager

    Dave Doll

    St. Martin Location Manager
    320-548-3245
    ddoll@centrasota.com

    Dave grew up on a small dairy farm about three miles north of St. Martin. His dad used to do business at the local cooperative. So, when Dave graduated from high school taking a job at the co-op was a natural fit for someone who enjoyed working with farmers. He started out driving truck, then became a mill worker making feed before moving into the office. Dave has since then served in several capacities to include general management and most recently location management for St. Martin.

    Growing up on a farm, as well as the experience he gained working with local growers at the cooperative, has given him keen insight into the challenges that growers face from day-to-day and season-to-season. Being a “local kid”, Dave also has a good understanding of his customers and their unique operations, which helps him to deliver solutions and advice that best meets their needs.

    Dave and his wife Laurie have four children, two boys and two girls, and are proud grandparents of two. In his spare time, he enjoys watching his kids play sports, as well as hunting and fishing. 


    Lon Johnson

    Feed Sales Coordinator / Location Manager

    Lon Johnson

    Feed Sales Coordinator / Location Manager
    320-632-3631
    ljohnson@centrasota.com

    Lon grew up on a farm in central Minnesota. They raised beef and swine, and grew crops. He realized early on that being in the country and working outdoors was what he wanted to do. He earned a two year agribusiness degree from Willmar Vo-Tech College, and he has spent the past 30 years working in the agriculture industry. Lon currently lives on an 80- acre hobby farm with his family where he raises beef steers and a few horses.  

    Every grower is different. So it is important to listen to them and understand their total operation in order to help them find the best solution.

    That practical experience helps Lon to relate to customers. He understands the challenge growers face every day when balancing income and expenses. He is an important part of the Centra Sota team. He is working with growers to deliver real solutions in their day-to-day operations. For many growers, that means finding new ways to increase their production—and their profitability.


    Wayne Holck

    Sales Marketing Manager

    Wayne Holck

    Sales Marketing Manager
    320-845-4086
    wholck@centrasota.com

    My career in the feed and grain business began in 1978 when I started with Farmers Union GTA, a cooperative based in St. Paul. (Yes, we still farmed with tractors - even back then!) Since that time I have had several positions within the cooperative system, as well as the private agribusiness sector with Hubbard Feeds and ADM

    n my current position with Centra Sota, I manage the Feed Marketing at our Albany Feed Mill, and I also am heavily involved in feed formulation and pricing. I can contract feed and grain ingredients for future delivery and work with all locations on all sales and marketing issues.

    My wife Sandy and I have two children, two grandchildren, three cats and two granddogs. (If we want to see the grandkids, we have to put up with the granddogs.) Both families live in the Twin Cities area, and we are fortunate to see them quite often.

    Feel free to contact me anytime if you have any questions. We would love a chance to show you what we can do. Give me a call and let's talk....

Feed & Grain Locations

 
Little Falls Feed
Directions
Feed & Grain, Store
303 6th Street NE
Little Falls, MN 56345
320-632-3631
Toll-Free: 800-450-3631
Upsala
Directions
Agronomy, Feed & Grain, Store
119 West Elm Avenue
Upsala, MN 56384
320-573-2186
Toll-Free: 800-431-2667
Sauk Centre Country Store
Directions
Feed & Grain, Store
1320 Sinclair Lewis Avenue
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
320-357-2227
St. Martin
Directions
Agronomy, Energy, Feed
111 Maine St
St. Martin, MN 55376
320-548-3245
Toll-Free: 800-447-1045
Albany
Directions
Feed
1121 County Road 10
Albany, MN 56307
320-845-4086