More Than 44 years ago, Nelson Weaver’s dairy barn renovation gave rise to something much greater. Trail Farm Supply, a three-generation family business and farm equipment supplier, was founded on Nelson’s farm in 1978 near Trail, Ohio, where he and his family of 13 children milked cows and raised produce.
After renovating the family’s dairy barn and installing dairying equipment sourced out of Pennsylvania, Nelson began selling the same products to other farmers in the area. The company grew steadily through the coming years. By 2000, the family diversified the business through manufacturing its own custom-made horse and dairy barn equipment.
With that decision came newfound success.
“We have about 7,000 customers in our system now,” said Mike Shetler, the company’s store manager, “and probably 80% of them are from the Amish community.”
Around 2013, Nelson’s son Edwin bought out his father’s share of the business and took over, and new dreams of expanding arose from there.
Under Edwin’s guidance, Trail Farm Supply eventually relocated to Berlin, Ohio, where they built an even larger facility. Today, Trail Farm Supply has a 5,700-foot showroom chock-full of custom-made box stalls, dog kennels, barns, farm equipment, White Horse Machine plows, fencing supplies, and everything in between. They’ve also spread out their installation and delivery operations beyond Ohio to seven other states: Pennsylvania, New York, West Virginia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin…
Eight miles away in Baltic, Ohio, Maple Valley Fence also serves customers in the Ohio Amish market.
The company was founded in 1988 by Roy J.C. Yoder and his son Mosie, members of the Amish community. They began building fence for customers, and through hard work and continuous growth, were able to eventually establish a retail store in the Baltic area. Today, they employ more than 30 people, and service the entire state of Ohio.
Just like Trail Farm Supply, one of Maple Valley’s in-store staples are Gallagher products…
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Maple Valley Fence
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5013 Township Road 359, Millersburg, OH 44654
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