People Who Make a Difference
The legacy of milling runs deep within the roots of our founders, Rolf Abdon and Christian F. Kongsore. Rolf’s relatives still operate mills in Sweden today and Christian’s family goes back two generations in Norwegian milling history. When current president Steve Eilertson's company, Agri-Trading, became part of the Grain Millers family in 1989, our future was further secured through the procurement expertise that he and his partners, Jay Brandau and Kent Harder, brought to our company.
Not surprisingly, multiple members of all families call Grain Millers home today. This fact sets the foundation for Grain Millers as a "people" company at every location because that’s how it is at the top. Families matter, employees matter, growers matter, customers matter. Because at the end of the day, we’re all hardworking people who are passionate about doing the right thing. People making a difference, that’s what we’re about.
Recognized a Burgeoning Trend
Expanded Our Reach
Invested in the Middle of Oat Country
Created a Breakthrough in Organic Oat Fiber
Further Diversified With Corn Milling Acquisition
Pioneered a Process for the Purest Gluten-Free Oats
To eliminate impurities from the oat system, we created a proprietary process in 2014 that exceeds the FDA regulations for gluten-free oats. Once developed, we established two gluten-free oat facilities within just 18 months.
Direct Delivery Point for Our Northernmost Farmers
Grain Millers purchased a grain elevator in Canada in 2016 to provide rail transportation to our mill, once again bringing us closer to our farmers.