Chadbourn Feed was recently presented the Purina Legacy Award. As Purina celebrates its 125th anniversary, the company is recognizing its long term dealers like Chadbourn Feed.
Chadbourn Feed was founded when Bill Scott purchased the former Dixie Grain and Feed in 1977 along with his wife Diane and a business partner.
In 1981, Bill and Diane’s son Will graduated from N.C. State University and came back home and bought out the business partner to officially make it a family operation. In 1982, Will married his wife Rhonda. Their three sons all worked in the family business while they were growing up. Two of the sons are a part of the business today. In 1989, Rhonda started working full time in the business by keeping the books and helping in whatever way she could.
In 2000, Will took over the business when Bill passed away, and Will and Rhonda’s middle son Ethan joined the family business in 2010 when he graduated from N.C. State University. Andrew, Will and Rhonda’s youngest son, followed the same path when he graduated from N.C. State University in 2015.
In 2015, Will, Ethan and Andrew opened a second location in Shallotte called Scott’s Farm and Family. While Ethan helps oversee the day-to-day operations at the store in Chadbourn, Andrew runs the second location in Shallotte.
Pictured, from left, are Tanner Memory, a livestock production specialist with Chadbourn Feed, Ethan Scott, Will Scott, Diane Scott, Tim Jackson of Purina Animal Nutrition and Andrew Scott. Contributed photo
Over the years Chadbourn Feed has adapted to the changing business model, not only selling animal feed and health supplies, but food plots, fencing, grills and other outdoor needs. However, the company’s main focus continues to be Purina Feed.
Will’s slogan is, “We feed everything from earthworms to elephants.”
“We enjoy working with a company that is as reputable as Purina,” Will said. “Knowing that we have the support and knowledgable staff that comes along with the company is a major factor when we are talking to an existing customer or a propsect that we are trying to sell.”