Farming is a way of life. IGPC Feeds started as a way for farmers to have more control over their own crops, and to keep their produce and employment within the community.
And that’s what the Integrated Grain Processing Cooperative still stands for: you.
In 2002, a small group of corn farmers started with an idea. In Brantford, Ontario, farmers wanted to have more agency with their own produce, and supported by federal and provincial loans they set that dream in motion. Today there are over 900 investors: half being local or regional farmers, and half being from agriculture-related industries.
Solving the problem of dependable distribution for local corn crops, and providing high-protein, nutritious feed supplements for livestock in return, IGPC Feeds continues to grow and become more efficient. We are the only plant in Ontario that can produce Hi-Protein feed thanks to technology unique to us.
No matter how much we expand, we keep our founding principles at the core of everything we do: local empowerment, community support, and quality products.
In 2006, IGPC Feeds moved to Elgin County, just outside of Aylmer, because it was a welcoming community looking for a new business to support the town’s economy and culture.
We started with 15 million bushels of local corn, creating 150,000 tonnes of dried distillers’ grain (DDGs), as well as 160 million litres of ethanol. And in 2012, the cooperative was ready for its first expansion. We continue to expand every year, changing to best fit farmer’s needs while keeping our values at the core.
Now located in the heart of Ontario’s grain corn production area, we are reliable, local, and always close enough to deliver fast.
From the beginning, IGPC Feeds’ goal has been to support Ontario Agriculture. We want to keep the rural economy vibrant, growing, and sustainable. Through ongoing investments and a continued commitment to our agricultural roots, we continue to drive growth for our clients, the agricultural sector, and southwestern Ontario.