About Us

Our History, Mission And Values

Amidst steelwork strikes that led to a scarcity of bailing wire, local farmers formed a committee to secure a rail car of wire. Joe Sousa offered to manage the company for six months without pay and provided his pickup and truck. With Fred Thiemann’s added support, Stanislaus Farm Supply was established in 1949 at 8th and Washington.

Over the years, the company thrived by adapting to changes in agriculture and maintaining a strong bond with the Farm Bureau. They supported rural communities through scholarships, FFA, and 4H programs, bridging the gap between farmers and consumers.

Despite challenges, Stanislaus Farm Supply continues to thrive, working alongside Farm Bureau to advocate for agriculture and improve farmers’ quality of life.


We provide top-quality products and services, valuing honesty, trustworthiness, and accountability. Upholding good character, honor, and loyalty is our commitment.


Stanislaus Farm Supply belongs to sustainable members in the value chain. Through patronage and benefits, we supply valuable products and services, benefiting employees, stakeholders, and the community.


Stanislaus Farm Supply invests in new products and technology for members and customers. We seek cooperative relationships, collaborating through strategic partnerships for innovative ideas and methods.


Stanislaus Farm Supply: Your committed, helpful resource for all your needs! We support the community through events, charities, and a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation benefiting agricultural youth.

“Our mission is to be the best farm supply organization in the industry. We’ll accomplish this goal through product performance and a commitment to professional service. We will be the best at filling the needs of our customers…


Our business is to:
Simply. Clearly. Exceed Expectations.”

What is a Coop?

A group of farmers soon realize they have very similar problems that need a solution.

Pulling their resources allows the farmers to increase their buying power.

A board of directors develops a governance system to secure trust and accountability.

Farmers are now able to purchase the products they need when they need it.

As the cooperative makes profit the growers receive a patronage based on purchases that year.

Another portion of the profits goes into a revolving fund to support future growth.

Becoming Your Partner In Production

Becoming Your Partner In Production

As a farmer-owned company, Stanislaus Farm Supply values its local growers. We listen to our board of directors, composed of area farmers, as well as our sales professionals in the fields daily, and most importantly, our customers. We are dedicated to fostering long-term relationships built on trust, which is earned through our commitment to meeting your needs.

Our People

Our People

A farmer owned cooperative since 1949, Stanislaus Farm Supply has been dedicated to providing our customers with the best products and services. The people of Stanislaus Farm Supply are eager and happy to server you. To satisfy your farming needs, please contact any of our people listed below.

Our Communities

Our Communities

In small towns, knowing and trusting your neighbors is a beautiful thing. We feel the same way about our communities, where we've put down roots. Through collaborative efforts in fundraising, scholarships, and participating in local events like the Lassen County Fair, City of Modesto 4th of July Parade, and crab feeds, we support those contributing to the agriculture industry's success.

Becoming Your Partner in Production

When you’re a farmer-owned company, the local growers—not big-city investors—drive the way you do business. That’s why the professionals at Stanislaus Farm Supply listen to the area farmers who make up our nine-member board of directors. We listen to our sales professionals who are in the fields every day. And most of all, we listen to you, our customers. If we need to make changes to meet your needs, we do it. The bottom line? We’re committed to building long-term relationships built on trust. We know that trust is never given. It is earned—always.

People form cooperatives to obtain services that they cannot get as economically, efficiently, or effectively as individuals. The cooperative provides a structure within which people can voluntarily act or operate by joining resources-physical or mental, man-made or natural, and material, including financial-to achieve an end. This grassroots concept enables people to work together in collective efforts to solve problems or obtain a variety of services1


“To be the best essential supply
cooperative for the markets and
communities we serve.”

We will maintain a long-term successful business by providing our markets a reliable
and competitive supply of products and services to create value for members,
stakeholders and the community.




We deliver high quality products and services to benefit our members and customers. We strive to do what’s “morally right” where honesty, trustworthiness and accountability are an expectation for the company and its stakeholders. We look to uphold the code of good character, honor and loyalty.


Stanislaus Farm Supply belongs to the members who sustainably participate in the value chain through company patronage and associated member benefits. We supply members and customers products and services which create essential value. We do this by providing economic value to employees, stakeholders and the community.


Stanislaus Farm Supply invests in evaluating or creating new products and technology opportunities to benefit members and customers. We scan the horizon for cooperative minded relationships and network to collaborate, obtain and forge new ideas or methods through strategic partnerships or agreements.


Stanislaus Farm Supply is committed to delivering what you need, where you need it and when you need it! Our employees are a helpful resource who advocate and advise to serve your needs. We serve the community through participating in community events, charities and maintain a non-profit 501(c)3 foundation to benefit agricultural youth through a volunteer board of employee’s, directors and members.

Our History

A Rich History of Success

A shrinking supply of bailing wire, brought on by steel work strikes across the country, drove area farmers to pool their resources under a committee to secure a rail car of wire. One of those farmers, Joe Sousa made an offer to the Farm Supply Committee, headed by Maurice McDonald, to manage the company for six months at no salary. In addition, he offered the use of his pickup and 1-1/2 ton truck at no charge. If, at the end of six months the directors were satisfied with the operation, he would continue an additional six months. If not, he would resign with no financial obligations to the company. Fred Thiemann supplemented this proposal by offering office space and clerical services at no charge, and in 1949, Stanislaus Farm Supply was born.

Originally located on 8th and Washington, Stanislaus Farm Supply’s early success is often attributed to the business savvy of its founding members along with its integral relationship with the county’s Farm Bureau. By 1960 Farm Supply acquired a new warehouse on E. Service that allowed for the future development of onsite bulk fertilizer storage and added a field staff to better emphasize its service-oriented business model.

While Stanislaus Farm Supply saw a strengthening in its relationship with Farm Bureau and area growers there was an increasing gap between those farmers and consumers. Through the development of local scholarships and an unwavering support of FFA and 4H Farm Supply found a way to support and strengthen the rural lifestyle while promoting agriculture to the greater general public.

While other grower-owned companies and ag suppliers have gone out of business in the past 66 years, Farm Supply been able to survive and thrive by adapting to change. From advances in Ag technology to climate and environmental changes, agriculture is a dynamic industry full of challenges and opportunities. Stanislaus Farm Supply is proud to work alongside Farm Bureau as an affiliated co-op to be a voice for agriculture and will strive to improve the financial well-being and quality of life for farmers and ranchers.

Our People

A farmer owned cooperative since 1949, Stanislaus Farm Supply has been dedicated to providing our customers with the best products and services. The people of Stanislaus Farm Supply are eager and happy to server you. To satisfy your farming needs, please contact any of our people listed below.


President & CEO – Nick Biscay
Chief Financial Officer – Mike Doxey
V.P. of Sales – Mike Martinez
V.P. of Operations – Aaron Johnston
V.P. of Marketing – Joey Gonsalves
H.R Manager – Lupe Quinones
Business Admin Mgr – Leean Mein Merced


Paul Borges
Isaac Lewis
Jason Heinrich
Joe Tomao
John Gomes
Mark Cordeiro


Michael Fantozzi
Randy Mohler
Stan Bettencourt
Tony Costa
Wayne Elam


Marie Olmstead
Don Arburua
Pierce Hanning
Mike Schmalz
Paul Borges


Bert Maciel
Sal Agredano
Nindhi Dhaliwal
Gustavo Fernandez
Leo Pedraza
Nathan Ostly
Fernando Sanchez
Paul Borges


Bill Chounet
Cody Hussla

Our Communities

The beauty of a small town is that you know your neighbors and they know you. You have people you come to trust and depend on.

That’s exactly how we feel about the communities were we have put roots. We have worked hard to build trust in our communities and local organizations through collaborative efforts in fundraising, scholarships and participating in many local events. Whether you have seen us at the Lassen County Fair, the City of Modesto 4th of July Parade or one of the many local crab feeds we always try and find away to support those that contribute to the success of the agriculture industry.