Grain Division

Smith Fertilizer and Grain buys and stores grain at 7 locations in south central Iowa. Over the years SFG has upgraded our facilities to provide fast unloads that get customer trucks headed back to the field without delay. We have begun this process at the 3 facilities we purchased in 2019 and customers will see improvements as time goes by. We have increased our dryer capacities over the years so we can handle an influx of wet corn when it comes without reducing our receiving hours. We offer competitive storage rates including grain bank for those with livestock that take processed grain back out. With over 5.3 million bushels of storage under roof we never intend to put the “full” sign up. SFG offers on farm grain pickup utilizing our modern fleet of trucks and our experienced drivers. We also offer auger and grain vac services to load SFG trucks.

We check bids at several terminals everyday working to get our customers the best price we can. The SFG grain team can offer customers marketing options with the goal of increasing your bottom line. We work hard to stay informed with current market information that will help you make positive marketing decisions. We live our motto “service is our specialty” everyday and look forward to helping you with your grain marketing. 


As part of the local farming community, we understand the challenges grain producers face when it comes to storing, delivering and marketing your crop every year. Our grain marketing team is widely recognized for its knowledge and market expertise. Our head of grain trading, Mark White, provides regular weekly commentary on ever-changing grain market conditions. SFG grain storage and handling services include:

  • Custom Grain Drying and Grain Storage
  • Licensed and Bonded Warehouse Grain Dealer
Pictured: Eric Stewart, Senior Grain Accountant, and Mark White, Grain Merchandiser/Truck Dispatcher and Knoxville Location Manager
Grain Services
Pictured: On-farm Grain Pickup

Grain Services

We listen to our customers to understand what services they need us to fulfill in order to keep them moving forward. SFG is proud to partner with our customers in their grain operations and currently offer the following services:

• High Speed Receiving
• Extended Harvest Hours
• Daily Grain Bids
• Marketing Contracts - Including Deferred Pay Contracts
• Competitive Grain Storage Rates
• Custom Corn Drying
• On-Farm Pick Up with Auger & Vac Services
• Grain Bank Storage for Livestock Owners

Grain Marketing Team