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CFD Celebrates 75 Years of Business

Ken Ward of M.J. Ward & Son, Mike Ward of Ward & VanScoy, and Phil Rockwell of H. Rockwell & Son
Lon Stephens made a special presentation to Ken Ward of M.J. Ward & Son, Mike Ward of Ward & VanScoy, and Phil Rockwell of H. Rockwell & Son to congratulate them for their company’s 75 years of membership with CFD.

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Brief History and Mission

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CFD is a co-operative established in 1935 to assist independent feed mills and increase their purchasing power to compete effectively with the larger corporate mills. CFD was founded under the co-operative corporation laws of New York State. Throughout the years, profits have been returned to CFD members in the form of patronage dividends.

Under the co-operative, independent dealers, buying through CFD, receive competitive prices on retail store merchandise and feed ingredients. As the organization grew and proved effective, more services were added to meet the needs of our members and customers. Today, CFD has expanded to distribute agricultural, garden and pet supplies to numerous market segments. Our customers include feed mills and retail locations (farm supply stores, tack and feed stores, lawn & garden centers, hardware stores, pet supply stores, sporting goods stores and shoe stores). An expert staff is available to help with your farm, garden, and pet supplies, nutrition needs and feed ingredient purchases.

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History Timeline

May 28, 1934
Incorporated as Retail Feed Dealers Association of America, Inc., Ackerman Building - State & Henry Street in Binghamton, NY
November 1934
Co-operative Feed Dealers, Inc. formed
January 21, 1936
1st. Annual Meeting held at Hotel Bennett in Binghamton, NY
June 1937
Moved to Marine Midland Building in Binghamton, NY
February 1, 1954
Moved to 20 Alice Street in Binghamton, NY
June 7, 1960
Groundbreaking for New Facility at 21 Kattelville Rd, Chenango Bridge, NY
October 1, 1960
Moved to New Facility in Chenango Bridge, NY
Spring 1962
New Addition to Chenango Bridge Facility
April 1984
New Office and Warehouse Addition to Chenango Bridge Facility
May 1998
15,000 square foot Addition to Chenango Bridge Facility
June 2003
Moved to New Facility at 380 Broome Corporate Parkway in Conklin, NY
August 2008
Began manufacturing our own brand of Wild Bird Food - Aspen Song®

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How Can We Help You?

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CFD offers a wide variety of product lines, excellent customer service, and delivery capabilities in the northeast. We have partnered with 100's of the nation's top suppliers to offer nearly 4,000 products for your farm, garden and pet needs.

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Come Grow With Us

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In an industry filled with change and uncertainty, CFD is pleased to announce positive moves to strengthen our position within the agricultural supply chain. To better serve our expanding customer base, in June 2003 CFD moved to a 128,000 sq. ft. facility in the Broome Corporate Park in Conklin, NY. Additional warehouse space was needed to accommodate the expansion and addition of new product lines that we distribute to our customers. Our new location will help facilitate our goal of becoming the #1 agricultural supply distributor in the northeast.

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Commodities Division

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Available to quote on bulk trailer loads or hopper cars and direct trailer loads on a variety of product lines.

Feed Mill Ingredients:
Alfalfa Cubes, Alfalfa Meal, Alfalfa Pellets, Barley, Black Oil Sunflower Seed, Bran, Brewers, Bulk Salt, Canola Meal, Corn, Distillers, Expeller Meal, Gluten Meal, Hominy, Linseed Meal, Midds, Molasses, Oats, Roasted Soybeans, Soybean Meal, Soy Hulls, Soy Hull Pellets, Soy Plus, Whole Cottonseed, and other special requests.

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CFD Board of Directors

Philip C. Rockwell - H. Rockwell & Sons, Inc - Canton, PA

1st Vice President:
Leslie Morrison - Morrison Custom Feed - Barnet, VT

2nd Vice President:
Sandra Ripic - Hewitt Brothers, Inc - Locke, NY

Barry James - McDowell & Walker - Delhi, NY
Steven Lutz - Lutz Feed Co. - Oneonta, NY
Robert Nearing, Jr. - Cochecton Mills Inc - Cochecton, NY
C. Michael Ward - Ward & VanScoy - Owego, NY
Kenneth G. Ward - MJ Ward & Son - Bath, NY
Allen Rybicky - Stamford Farmer’s Co-operative, Inc. - Stamford, NY

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CFD Board of Directors
Front Row: C. Michael Ward, Robert Nearing, Jr., Leslie Morrison
Back Row: Allen Rybicky, Kenneth G. Ward, Barry James, Philip C. Rockwell, Steven Lutz, Sandra Ripic.

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Distribution Territory

CFD distributes to the following areas:

New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut and Rhode Island.
We also have limited distribution to Virginia and Maryland.

CFD Distribution Territory

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Bird Feed Tip

For April 2014

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