Originally called Knights Farm Equipment, our family business was started in 1955 by Albert & Freda Knight. Back then, it was a small Massey Ferguson and New Holland dealership on Williams Hill Rd.
In 1977, Jerry Knight, Albert’s son, became involved in his father’s business and it was moved to our current location on Fork Ridge Road. Along with the move, Knights Farm Equipment became Knights Farm Supply and began carrying Purina Feed and later added products from Woods, Kuhn, Kodiak, and Befco. In time, additional lines of animal feed and products like fence posts were added to our inventory.
Jerry and his wife Karen played a pivotal role in bringing Knights Farm Supply into the modern age as the business transitioned with the farming industry. Karen remembers that, “Dairy customers were common back then, but that industry has left the area now. We used to sell a lot of plows and plow parts, and I remember that we sold our first round baler in July 1977.”
In 1984, Jerry and Karen’s daughter, Missy, started working at the family business and by the time she had finished high school she was working full time.
Missy, who is now an integral part of day-to-day operations, says “Our customers expect a high level of service and we take pride in our ability to accommodate their needs during their peak seasons.”
“Our customers expect a high level of service and we take pride in our ability to accommodate their needs during their peak seasons.”Missy Knight
Jerry and Karen’s grandson, Jarrett Blake, started working summers in 2006. As the fourth generation of the family to be involved in the business, Jarrett is now a full time member of the sales staff and represents the future of Knights Farm Supply.
Today, Knight’s is ran by three generations of the Knight family and employs over 13 people.
“Customer loyalty is the main thing that has kept and will keep this company going. That’s why we do what we do. We work 24/7 to make sure our customers receive the highest level of service.” – Missy Knight