Located in Melber, KY, Mathis was founded by John Ben Mathis in 1971 as a DeKalb seed corn dealer. In 1984 his sons, John and Neal Mathis, opened a full-service agricultural retail store offering seed, crop protection products, fertilizer and custom application. Mathis Farm Supply has been a valued Sanders wholesale customer.
The location will be managed by former owner, John Mathis, and will remain located at 5799 Shaw Rd., Melber, KY, 42069. Steve Wray and Keith Myers will continue to manage the sales operations.
“Sanders is very pleased with the recent acquisition of this well-established, respected business and welcomes its staff to our family,” said Chris Drummond, Bluegrass Divisional Manager. “We have enjoyed an excellent working relationship with Mathis Farm Supply for several years, and we are confident that the farmers it served so well will experience a smooth transition and continue to receive efficient, competitive and timely service.”
John Mathis, location manager and former Mathis owner said, “I’m very proud of the business that we have developed over the years. It has come a long way since my father started it in the 1970s. My employees and I look forward to the transition to Sanders. We are excited to introduce our customers to the core principles instilled by Sanders, as well as being part of an American-owned company.”
Coupled with the existing Sanders locations in Fancy Farm, Mayfield and Wingo, this will be Sanders’ fourth retail location in the immediate area offering custom fertilizer blends, as well as seed and crop protection products. All locations also provide award-winning precision ag services through Sanders’ proprietary OptiGro system.