Farmers Supply Mill, a mainstay for local ag, set to close in March

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Farmers Supply Mill, a mainstay for local ag, set to close in March

Durango business traces its roots to 1921

Farmers Supply Mill, a mainstay for local ag, set to close in March

Con Kemple, owner of Farmers Supply Mill, will call it quits and close the store on Sawmill Road in early March after being in the animal feed and supply business since 1971.
Tyrel Pierce with Farmers Supply Mill fills a grain sack in the mill where blends have been made since the mid-1970s.
Farmers Supply Mill, an animal feed and supply store, has been located on Sawmill Road south of downtown Durango since the mid-1970s.

Farmers Supply Mill, a mainstay for local ag, set to close in March

Con Kemple, owner of Farmers Supply Mill, talks with customer Meredith Wheelock, as her daughter, Cambria, 5, rides a toy pony. Wheelock says she probably rode the same horse when she was a child. Kemple, who has been in the animal feed and supply business since 1971, will retire and close the store on Sawmill Road in March. Cambria is also the daughter of Tyler Wheelock.

Farmers Supply Mill, a mainstay for local ag, set to close in March

Farmers Supply Mill used to be located where the DoubleTree Hotel currently stands. Kemple, who has been in the animal feed and supply business since 1971, will retire and close the store in March.

Farmers Supply Mill, a mainstay for local ag, set to close in March

Con Kemple, principal owner of Farmers Supply Mill, says some equipment in the mill is almost 100 years old.
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