Big Rapids Farm and Garden was founded in the fall of 1968 by Richard Millis and Ken Draper. After returning from the Army, in 1971, Ron Millis (current owner and general manager) took over as manager. With commitment to quality service and friendly advice, Big Rapids Farm & Garden continued to blossom and so did the products and services. In 1980 the first grain dryer bins were constructed. Five years later a scale and warehouse were added to hold bulk fertilizer and weigh bulk grain, lime, and fertilizer. Then in 1998 a brand new storefront was constructed. Big Rapids Farm and Garden is known for having a knowledgeable staff and exceptional service. Today, We strive to hold our old time commitment of providing feed and supplies to a broad range of customers in Mecosta County and the surrounding areas of: Montcalm, Isabella, Osceola, Newaygo and Wexford counties. We are dedicated to supporting these areas and are excited to share our animal and farm knowledge with you.
Ron Millis has been the manager of Big Rapids Farm and Garden since 1971. Ron has been a active member of the community and the county fair since a very young age, he continues to support the youth from various county fairs. Ron has owned and raised livestock which has made him knowledgeable about the products and services offered at Big Rapids Farm and Garden (see article and picture below). Ron and the rest of the staff are always available and eager to help you and answer any questions you may have.