Our history begins in 1947 when Marcus Dahl, the son of Danish immigrants, started a small business in his garage on Stebbins St. After about 5 years, having outgrown the space, Marcus decided that it was time to build a new store. A store and mill large enough that his son and new business partner, Ken would help him run. By the Spring of 1952, the construction of their new store in Montague was complete and Dahl’s Coal & Feed was open for business.
In 1970 Ken’s son Martin joined the family business and after a few years, having passed on his knowledge to his son and grandson, Marcus decided that he was ready to retire. Ken and Marty were now partners, and the company was re-named Dahl’s Farm Service. After several decades of hard work and growth, in 1992 Ken and Marty purchased the old New Era Feed Mill and the business was renamed Tri-County Feed Service Inc. Within a year of opening, Marty’s eldest son, John began working alongside his father and grandfather.
Just like his father, after passing on his knowledge to the next generation, Ken, in 1996, decided it was time to hand over the reins. He retired, naming Marty the principal owner and shortly after that, John was named General Manager. John’s unrelenting thirst for knowledge and improvement will prove to be a very valuable asset for the company over the years.
In July of 2011, Marty’s second son, Gered came on board to help manage our Montague location. Gered brought with him a great deal of passion and a deeply rooted love for the business.
In the Spring of 2021, Marty, a legend in his own right decided that the time had come to retire, passing the torch to the fourth generation. Together, John, Gered and Emily are a driving force that will push our family business to the next level… ever changing, ever growing, and looking to the future.
Being a small family business, Tri-County Feeds has had to make a lot of changes over the years to keep up with the times. But just like Marcus, we will always continue to show our customers that we value them and will do whatever it takes to earn their trust. If we can do this… everything else is easy.
Once you do business with us, our values will quickly become evident in both our ownership and the actions of our employees.
Tri-County Feed Service Inc. has five very important values
- Customer Service
Welcome to the Tri-County Family!
Products and services include but are not limited to:
- Full Service Pet & Farm Retail Stores
- Lawn & Garden
- Pet foods *treats*toys*accessories
- Wild bird feed and accessories
- Home Delivery *Barn Delivery *Bulk Delivery *E-commerce Website *Text Ordering
- Custom Grain Mix Specialists (Dairy, Beef, Equine, Swine, Lamb, Goat and Wildlife)
- Non-GMO Feeds
- Grain Storage *marketing *drying
- Rupp Seed distributor (wheat, soybean, corn seed)-Financing available through John Deere Credit
- We handle all Grain Commodities including Walking floor, Auger, Hopper and Dump Trailer/Truck