EDGERTON — Synergy Feeds LLC, the established local feed mill serving customers in northeast Indiana and regions of Michigan, will expand operations with a new feed mill in Edgerton.

Ag Plus, a company based in South Whitley, is a 50-percent partner in Synergy Feeds, which is also based in South Whitley.

Synergy Feeds management evaluated the benefits of adding another feed mill over the past year with its board approving the investment earlier this spring. Construction will begin this fall, with the mill being fully operational to serve customers in less than a year.

The new mill will operate from the existing site of Synergy partner Ag Plus in South Whitley, and will feature improved quality control, enhanced biosecurity and access to an existing grain facility.

“As we continue to grow our business at Synergy Feeds and see the increased livestock production coming into our area, we have reached a level where increasing capacities is well-timed to keep pace with growing demands,” Synergy Feeds General Manager Brent Tracey said in a statement. “This facility increases capacity over our successful South Whitley operation, and at the same time, creates operational efficiencies that we can bring to the customers we already serve, and will serve in the future.”

The location was selected due to customer proximity, utilization of an existing grain facility and existing utility advantages.

With significant expertise in the local marketplace and the backing of both Ag Plus and Ceres Solutions Cooperative behind it, the team at Synergy Feeds is confident the project will be good for the company and the community. Synergy Feeds delivers solutions for livestock producers manufacturing high quality feed with a focus on dairy, swine, and poultry feeds.

Synergy Feeds is a full-service feed facility, customer-owned cooperative headquartered in South Whitley and serving north central Indiana and regions of Michigan. Synergy is a joint venture of two member-owned cooperatives in Indiana serving Ceres Solutions and Ag Plus members. Both cooperatives are full service suppliers of energy, agronomic and feed products and services and are focused on providing the best value through service, stewardship and innovation.