Snobelen Farms celebrates 50 years

Snobelen Farms is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2021. 

In 1971, Mike and Judy Snobelen started the business with two grain bins on their home farm near Ripley, Ont. The business now operates eight elevator locations across southwestern Ontario and employs about 60 full-time employees. 

Snobelen Farms remains an independent, family-owned company specializing in the production, processing and sales of food-grade soybeans, commercial grains and pedigreed seed. 

Starting with the Ripley elevator in 1971, the business grew, expanding with the acquisition of an elevator in nearby Lucknow in 1976, then another at Dungannon in 1987. Three more elevators were bought in Tiverton, Blyth and Brantford in the 2010s. 

In 2018, Snobelen Farms purchased Bramhill Seeds and has since constructed a world-class seed processing, treatment and packaging facility in Palmerston.