A Brief History
In 1871, our ancestor, George Brown, moved to Berks County, Pennsylvania. He purchased the old Griesmer Farm and Mill located in the Oley Valley, approximately 10 miles east of Reading. Griesmer's mill was a grist mill powered by water from Monocacy Creek, a tributary of the Schuylkill River.
Since then, six generations of Browns have been active in the management and growth of F.M. Brown's Sons, Inc. Today, that original purchase has grown to include the original farm plus four other locations.
Brown's provides a multitude of feeds to farmers in Eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and parts of Delaware. We also purchase grains from local farmers. Providing quality feeds and service has helped us grow and prosper, as well as help our customers remain profitable in tight enconomic times.
Brown's Employees Make the Difference
F.M. Brown's Sons, Inc. employs over 150 people in our Feed, Flour, Fuel, and Farm Divisions. Many employees are second and third generation family members who are helping keep Brown's business prosperous. Our Area Directors are carefully trained with the latest information on dairy and livestock businesses, as well as crop varieties.
Two nutritionists on staff are available to provide immediate information on specific nutritional questions. Brown's friendly office personnel are knowledgeable and handle your orders quickly and accurately. Our mill employees take great care in correctly and thoroughly mixing all feeds. Our bulk and bag truck drivers take pride in delivering the freshest feed available in a timely manner. At Brown's we know you by your name, you are not just an account number to us!
"We can sell cheap, but we would rather sell performance! When I take in a prospect ration, I normally take in two different rations. One is similar to what he is currently doing. The other one is going to be what I believe is a better ration and sell to the better ration. If my name or the Brown’s name is on the ration, I want it to perform. Performance normally costs less in the long run and makes a happy customer! " ~Steve Shetterly, Brown's Feeds Area Director