Hintzsche Fertilizer, Inc. is the leading independent, multi-location agronomy retailer in North-Central Illinois. Founded by two brothers, Richard and Kenneth Hintzsche in 1962, this unique second-generation company began as a small feed and grain business. Since that time, it has evolved into extensive agronomy, seed, feed and pork divisions, employing over 150 full-time employees.
Over the past 50 plus years, Hintzsche has served the industry by offering value-driven agricultural products and services that are tailored to our customers’ unique needs.
As an honest and trustworthy, family-owned company, we are committed to establishing and maintaining long-term and mutually-profitable partnerships with our customers and employees.
Hintzsche provides innovative products, information and services to the agriculture community.
- 1962 Two ambitious farmers, Ken and Rich Hintzsche,founded the company
- 1963 New feed mill was built at Troxel
- 1965 Fluid fertilizer plant was built at Troxel
- 1967 Acquired Sycamore Feed Mill
- 1968 First Big A applicator was purchased
- 1969 Acquired Yorkville Feed Mill (D&H Ag Center)
- 1971 Built grain elevator at Troxel
- 1976 Acquired Kirkland Feed Mill and Grain Elevator
- 1979 Acquired DeKalb Fertilizer (with two new plants in DeKalb and Kirkland)
- 1984 Acquired Hinckley Grain Co. (locations in Hinckley and Waterman)
- 1987 Built 6.5 million bushel grain storage in Troxel and Waterman
- 1990 Acquired Maple Park Oil Co.
- 1992 Acquired Bowman Oil Co.
- 1994 Started Timber Ridge Pork (Sheridan)
- 1996 Established Hintzsche-Gould Pork
- 1996 Started Seed business
- 1997 Started Premier Resource Alliance (PRA) agronomic services
- 1998 Established partnership with Ed Peterson Pork in Kingston
- 2000 Acquired Cortland-DeKalb Yards seed and grain business in Cortland
- 2000 Leased Fasco Grain facilities in Sycamore/Genoa
- 2001 Acquired Minooka plant
- 2002 Acquired Scarboro plant
- 2003 Purchased Maytown Pork from CGB and leased Hintzsche grain business to CGB
- 2006 Began Maytown Pork expansion in Amboy
- 2007 Acquired Olsen Oil
- 2008 Sold Grain assets to The DeLong Company, Inc.
- 2008 Built NPK Logistics, a UAN storage site on the Illinois River in Peru
- 2011 Acquired Burroughs Ag Services (with eight Agronomy locations)
- 2012 Built third UAN storage tank at NPK Logistics
- 2013 Acquired Walter Seed & Fertilizer (Grand Ridge, IL)
- 2013 Sold Petroleum business to Conserv FS