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ZFS Joins Brazil Soybean Study Tour

In mid-February a group of soybean farmers, industry representatives and staff from Michigan headed to Brazil on a soybean study tour to learn about soybean production and infrastructure in the country. Among those visiting Brazil was our own seed division and specialty program manager, Ben Glass. Brazil is the U.S.’s largest competitor when it [...]

By |2019-05-09T12:33:45+00:00May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ZFS Joins Brazil Soybean Study Tour

ZFS Ithaca Receives Air Quality Division (AQD) Permit

ZFS Ithaca, LLC, an affiliate of Zeeland Farm Services, received an Air Quality Division (AQD) Permit to Install (PTI) on June 1, 2018, and is currently under construction on 435 acres of property located less than one quarter mile east of US-127 in Ithaca, Gratiot County, on the site of the former, partially-developed, Liberty Renewable Fuels ethanol plant. To read [...]

By |2019-02-15T19:01:18+00:00February 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ZFS Ithaca Receives Air Quality Division (AQD) Permit

ZFS Building Gets A New Sign

As the work continues on the interior of the expansion to the ZFS main administration office, the exterior of the expanded building is just about complete. A team from Midwest Sign Company inByron Center was on site on Feb. 14 to install the lighted ZFS signs that will adorn the outside of the building A [...]

By |2019-02-18T14:46:24+00:00February 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ZFS Building Gets A New Sign

Permanently Preserved Farmland in Ottawa County

With 1,363 farms utilizing 186,154 acres, Ottawa County’s farms generate 534 million dollars in agricultural products (2012 Ag Census). This tremendous output places the County third statewide in the value of agricultural receipts. However, the reality is that farmland loss is happening at an alarming rate of 175 acres every hour all across the U.S., and [...]

By |2018-12-20T15:43:00+00:00December 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Permanently Preserved Farmland in Ottawa County

ZFS Building Expansion Update

The hard work continues on the expansion to the ZFS offices on 84th Avenue in Zeeland Township as masons work to skin the building in brick. As of Thursday, Sept. 27, after three days of work, roughly half of the expansion was covered, and we anticipate the entire addition will be bricked by the first [...]

By |2018-09-28T13:03:46+00:00September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ZFS Building Expansion Update

Zeeland Farm Services: The family-owned company quietly conquering midwestern agri-business

Zeeland Farm Services was featured in a very nice article by Rapid Growth GR, an online publication. Check out the article at the link below. To view the article from the Rapid Growth Media website click here. For drivers taking I-196 from Grand Rapids toward the lakeshore, Zeeland Farm Services is a familiar landmark, its steel grain bins [...]

By |2018-07-31T19:44:36+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Zeeland Farm Services: The family-owned company quietly conquering midwestern agri-business

Ag education desperately needed in schools

Our nation’s educators push math, science, reading and social studies with an emphasis on standardized testing, but are students ready for the real world? Practical lessons grounded in agriculture could help prepare them for adulthood. I was reading a parenting blog the other day and found a list of fundamental skills kids should learn before [...]

By |2018-07-23T16:24:35+00:00July 21st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ag education desperately needed in schools

ZFS Ithaca, LLC announces new soybean processing plant in Ithaca, Michigan

Just weeks after Zeeland Farm Services Inc.® celebrated the 20th anniversary of Michigan’s first soybean processing plant, its affiliate, ZFS Ithaca, LLC®, is announcing plans for a second, larger facility – a major new investment designed to expand capacity to serve Michigan agriculture.   Read More

By |2016-10-05T15:51:13+00:00October 5th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ZFS Ithaca, LLC announces new soybean processing plant in Ithaca, Michigan

ZFS Sponsors Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator

As a sponsor of the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, Zeeland Farm Services, Inc. is excited to announce the launch of the new Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator website. It is now live. Click here to view. The Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator provides hands-on, customized services to help farmers, entrepreneurs, and existing businesses commercialize, [...]

By |2016-12-08T21:16:40+00:00July 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on ZFS Sponsors Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator