The mission of Mid-Wood, Inc. is to be a farmer owned cooperative which uses profitable and financially sound business practices to provide our farmer-members with top quality supplies, storage, and marketing programs as well as services that will enhance their profitability.
Who We Are
Mid-Wood, Inc. is an agricultural grain and supply cooperative that is owned and controlled by the farmer members it serves. We began in 1967 with a merger between two Wood County organizations serving farmers and have been growing ever since.
In April, 1967, the Hub Grain Association and Wood County Farm Bureau Cooperative Association (in 1967 this included Haskins and Cygnet) merged to form Mid-Wood, Inc. Then two years later in 1969, Liberty Grain Association in Rudolph merged with us. In 1986 we purchased Bloomdale Farmers Association.
During the 90s Mid-Wood grew rapidly. First, in 1991 we purchased the North Baltimore Farm Center. Then in 1992 Tontogany Farmers Association merged with Mid-Wood. In 1994 and 1996 Mid-Wood purchased two fuel businesses: a 2.8 million gallon Marathon fuel business from Keneco and a 540,000 gallon Marathon fuel business. Also in 1996 we built a new 155,000 gallon bulk underground fuel storage tank and opened a 24-hour retail gas station at our Bowling Green Store.
Looking to the future, in March of 2000 Mid-Wood purchased 38 acres on St. Rt. 25 and 281. In the spring of 2010 Phase 1 of the state-of-the-art Agronomy Services at the Cooperative Services Center at this location opened. Later in the fall of that same year Phase II of the new Cooperative Services Center began. That same year, Mid-Wood purchased the Liquid Fuels Division of Franz Petroleum in Deshler OH.
Mid-Wood’s most recent merger began with a Management Agreement with Bascom Elevator and Supply Association in September 2013. In September 2014 Bascom Elevator & Supply Association merged into Mid-Wood, Inc.
With growth also comes changes, and we have had a few since 1967. In1992 the Rudolph Branch (Liberty Grain Association) was closed permanently. In July 1997 Bloomdale’s grain bin collapsed, and we closed the branch permanently. Tontogany’s grain dumping speed was increased by an additional 10,000 bu/hr in August 2008. The following year, in August 2009, Mid-Wood hired an Agronomy Salesman for the Crawford County Area, and in 2010 full agronomy operations began at the leased plant in Bucyrus (Crawford County).
From a merger in 1967 with total assets of over $1 million and total grain storage of 500,000 bushels, Mid-Wood has since grown to eight locations in three counties, with assets that exceed $30 million, and grain storage of over 6.2 million bushels, and serves the farmers of 14 Northwest Ohio counties. Mid-Wood remains alert to current changes in the Ag Industry, and we are always looking for ways to improve productivity and service to our farmer members. All the staff at Mid-Wood has made a personal commitment to customer satisfaction.
We value our farmer-members, and your thoughts and input are important. Please feel free to contact us with any concerns or ideas that you may have at any time. Feel free to address your questions to any staff member.