88 years and servicing more than just farmers.

Crops Department

Crops Department

In the late 50’s the Shelbyville Fertilizer Department started in The Hardware Store along with the Petroleum Department. In 1966, Dave Barnes managed the Hardware Store and the Fertilizer Department. The Petroleum department was managed by Kenny Wickliff (father of John Wickliff).

Bagged fertilizer was the only dry fertilizer sold. They sold approximately 2000 ton of fertilizer in 50 lb. bags. There were only two kinds of chemicals sold. Now there are 30 different chemical companies with hundreds of different chemicals each. The first Anhydrous was sold in 1971. Today we sell bulk fertilizer, bagged fertilizer, liquid fertilizer, chemicals, anhydrous, seed, lime, GPS and VRT application.

In the beginning, Crops consisted of 3 full time and 2 part time employees. Today, all three locations consist over 25 full, part and seasonal employees. Around 1970, the first fertilizer spreader load of bulk potash was taken out by Wallace Theobald (father to Keith Theobald) to spread on his farm.

In the beginning, they served only Shelby County. Today, we serve Shelby and the six surrounding counties.

In August 1997, Shelby County Co-op purchased H & W Soil Service located in Boggstown, Indiana. In March 2000, Shelby County Co-op purchased the Terra Plant located in Ray’s Crossing, Indiana.

Today, our Crops production facilities have a combined annual sales of over $14 million. The Crops facilities have a combined storage of:

  • Dry fertilizer 5900 ton
  • Bulk Anhydrous 550 ton
  • Liquid fertilizer 2330 ton
  • NH3 tanks 445 ton

Please Contact Us

 

MAIN BRANCH
2350 E ST RD 44
SHELBYVILLE, IN 46176
317.398.6655 phone
800.875.7427 toll free
317.392.5685 fax

WEST BRANCH
56 S 600 W
SHELBYVILLE, IN 46176
317.398.6655 phone
800.875.7427 toll free
317.729.5128 fax

RAYS CROSSING
5961 E 200 N
SHELBYVILLE, IN 46176
317.398.6655 phone
800.875.7427 toll free
765.544.2545 fax

Crops Manager
CARL CLAPP
317-402-0289
c.clapp@shelbycountyco-op.com

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