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|Mid-West Fertilizer, Inc. of Paola, KS was started in 1980 as a regional fertilizer distributorship selling and delivering fertilizer to local fertilizer dealers throughout the region stretching between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains.|
In 1986, Mid-West Fertilizer, Inc. acquired it's first retail farm store, the Drexel Elevator in Drexel, MO. From the initial retail location in Drexel, MO, Mid-West Fertilizer, Inc. has grown to include 30 locations and supply points stretching from Nortonville, KS to Muskogee, OK, with locations in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas.
Along with the wholesale fertilizer business, Mid-West Fertilizer, Inc. now services the farmer with grain handling, custom application, crop nutrients, crop protection products, seed, feed, fuels, lubricants, propane, trucking and tire sales.
Mid-West Fertilizer, Inc. has been named to the CropLife Top 100 Retail Agricultural Supply Companies in the United States since 1994, ranking 61st in 2011.
Mid-West Fertilizer, Inc. continues to expand it's services even into the Information Technology venue.
In 2004, when Mid-West Fertilizer, Inc. was unable to find a rural ISP that could provide adequate bandwidth for remote data-backup transfer, Midwest Connections, Inc., a wireless Internet company was formed. After building an initial link between branch locations in Thayer, KS and Chanute, KS, Midwest Connections, Inc. expanded it's services to provide broadband for local businesses, schools and residents formerly limited to dial-up Internet Service or expensive fiber-optic and Satellite Internet setups. Midwest Connections, Inc. coverage area is from Chanute to Paola, KS to Drexel, MO to Ottawa, KS and most areas in between.