Conserv FS Open House Showcases New Services

Posted: September 22, 2021

Conserv FS, a leading supplier of agronomy, energy, and turf services for almost a century, has completed a major expansion project at its Waterman facility.

An open house will be held on Friday, Oct. 8 from 2 to 4 p.m. to showcase the expansion and how it will serve farmers and the community.

This expansion includes a new 7,500-ton dry fertilizer building equipped with a 24-ton blender and a NTEP certified Auto-Batch blending system. This new building will have the capacity to load eight semi-trucks per hour.

The new Conserv FS dry fertilizer building has a capacity to hold 7,500 ton of fertilizer and will be able to load eight semi-trucks per hour.

Also included in this project is 1.3 million gallons of liquid fertilizer storage integrated with a crop protection mixing facility and warehouse. This new liquid facility will be equipped with three load bays providing both top and bottom load options with “hot-load” capabilities. There will be a 24/7 unattended bay for after-hours availability of nitrogen solution loads with nitrogen stabilizers. Each of these bays can easily fill six semi-loads per hour (18 semi-loads total/hour for the facility).

In addition to these, the expansion will feature 72,000 gallons of bulk crop protection product storage contained in this facility and ample mini-bulk and package good storage that will provide tremendous flexibility and capacity.

Both the dry fertilizer and the liquid facility will contain automated systems integrated with ordering, operations, and accounting software providing a greatly streamlined processes and improved flow of information to the customer.

The new chemical storage building can hold 1.3 million gallons of fertilizer integrated with a crop protection mixing facility and warehouse.

“At Conserv FS we are committed to serving the farmers of today while planning for the future and the needs of the next generation of farmers. This large project at our Waterman facility demonstrates our commitment to the future of agriculture in our territory,” says Dave Swigart, General Manager of Conserv FS. “We’ve been serving agriculture for nearly 100 years and this project is an example of our commitment to serve the farmer of the future.”

Incorporated in 1928, Conserv FS is an agricultural cooperative, owned and democratically controlled by its members. They offer a wide variety of agronomy, energy and turf services and products. Conserv FS is an affiliated company of the DeKalb County Farm Bureau.

For more information contact: Bernie Engh, 815-264-7709.