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Skagit Farmers Supply is a locally owned and controlled cooperative with a board of directors comprised of five area farmers. The company serves farmers, homeowners, businesses, families and the communities in Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish Counties in northwest Washington state.

Posted June 3rd, 2020

In April, our Country Stores wanted to show support after so many were hurt following the lockdown put in place to slow the coronavirus from spreading. Each store partnered with a food bank in their area, which helped to ensure that the money raised in each store would directly impact a local service. We reached out… Read More »

Posted May 29th, 2020

Skagit Farmers Supply is excited to introduce two interns who will join the agronomy department this summer. Melchor Aburto Estrada and Khalil Al-Wazan joined the agronomy team through the company’s summer internship program in mid-May, and will be with the department through August, helping our producers throughout the growing season. Melchor Aburto Estrada Melchor grew… Read More »

Posted March 31st, 2020

The tulips are coming up and the berries have budded. We have conventional and organic fertilizer heading onto the damp fields here in Northwest Washington. Spring isn’t waiting for the end of the “Stay, Healthy Stay Home” order, so we can’t either. The team at Skagit Farmers Supply is doing business, although it won’t be… Read More »

Posted March 16th, 2020

Skagit Farmers Supply hosted the 86th Annual Meeting of our membership on Wednesday, March 11th in Mount Vernon, WA.  Brandon Hansen, of Moss Adams LLP., gave members the annual audit report, noting that SFS had sales growth of 4.4% with record sales and earnings during the most recent fiscal year. Nels Lagerlund, the SFS board… Read More »

Posted January 10th, 2020

Time, science, and teamwork are all components of creating high quality animal feed. For Skagit Farmers Supply, the process begins when a seed is planted in a furrow in a PNW field and continues as the crop is harvested, processed and sold as a component in a finished feed at the counter of one of… Read More »

Posted December 11th, 2019

  Skagit Farmers Supply hosted young producers from Northwest Washington in the Bavarian-style mountain village of Leavenworth again this year for another round of cooperative leadership.  Paul Hansen, Manager of Leadership Development with Land O’ Lakes, spent Dec. 2 and 3 with us going thru their “Cornerstone for Engagement” program.  This program is usually done… Read More »

Posted September 26th, 2019

No matter what time of year you arrive in the Skagit Valley, you’ll be drawn to the miles and miles of vast farmland, stretching out from the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and bursting with life. Arrive in the spring for a colorful expanse of tulips and daffodils, or stop by in the fall for… Read More »

Posted March 25th, 2019

This past weekend, Skagit Farmers Supply hosted its second Youth Day. The company invited local youth groups, such as 4H and FFA clubs, to join us at our Burlington Agronomy Center to learn about agriculture in the Skagit Valley. Kids had a great time climbing on our TerraGator, touring the agronomy facility, answering trivia questions… Read More »

Posted February 8th, 2019

What’s old seems to be new again!  At least that’s the case in ever-increasing areas of the Pacific Northwest, where a combination of quickly evolving diets and environmental stewardship are causing grocers and farmers to try new farming techniques. Although some of these new techniques are variations of tried and true agricultural practices that were… Read More »

Posted January 25th, 2019

Skagit Farmers Supply treated dry beans in the Skagit Valley with Nachurs Triple Option and Agro Research International, Agro Gold in furrow and Foliar treatment with Stimulagro; and harvested in the dirt over 3,000 lbs. The below photo shows the success that can be achieved when using Nachurs Triple Option, Agro Gold and Stimulagro. Check… Read More »