About the Owners
David has always worked in the world of agriculture. ALWAYS. He started at the very young age of working on his grandparents farm. Grandpa Geil was always boasting of his extreme hay stacking skills. (No favoritism there). He worked late evening hours after his regular job plowing fields preparing them for planting. The majority of his time was spent at Rochester Elevator which he started at the age of 18. It was at that job that Lawrence Smith kindly suggested that he should “spread his wings” and go out on his own. With much support and guidance from Lawrence that is what they did. Highland Feed was purchased in 1992. After many Michigan winters Christine and David decided to move south, Pittsboro Feed was purchased in 2005. Fun fact about David, he has never ever been interviewed for a job, and if you come in for a visit, ask him about his hats.
Christine has been in love with agriculture since the age of 8. One would think that it is not possible for one to know at that age, but she would kindly disagree. Christine’s father took her to their local “feed store” when she was just a young girl to get rabbit pellets for her pet bunny. The smell, the environment, and the lifestyle is one she never forgot. Fast forward to her desire to work in the agricultural industry, times were different back then. She ended up graduating from Michigan State University with a degree in Elevator and Farm Supply. During her college internship at Oxford Cooperative Elevator she met David, and knew from day one that he was the one. After getting married they decided to purchase Highland Feed in Michigan in 1992.Tired of the cold Michigan winters they decided to move south but continue what they loved. Pittsboro Feed was purchased in 2005, and continues to thrive with the help of their now grown children and the best staff around.