Richville Location
 ***New Weight Restrictions on M-46 and Van Buren Rd Bridge:
      19T gross straight
      26T gross semi
      48T gross double
Can take M-15 as possible alternate route to the Elevator
Richville Staff
Keith Martus
Sales Manager, CCA
Ron Hecht
Plant Manager
Jacob Hecht
Plant Food Manager, CCA
Dave Jankowski, CCA
Field Sales Representative, Seed Specialist
Jeff Martus, CCA
Field Sales Representative, Seed Specialist
Justin Krick, CCA
Field Sales Representative
Ryan Hegenauer, CCA 
Custom Application Operations 
John Pullis, CCA
Precision Agriculture Specialist
Mark  Everson
Field Sales Representative
Sheila Judson 
Office Support & Billing

Lauren Reinbold - Office Support & Billing


2016 MSU Wheat Trial Results
Job Opportunities in Richville

 2017 MSU Weed Control Guide for Field Crops

MSU Weed Control Guide   Rain-Free Periods  Rotation Restrictions   Re-Entry Intervals

Services Offered

•Custom Fertilizer Blending •Variable Rate Fertilizer Application •Variable Rate Lime Applications •Precision GPS Soil Sampling Custom Fertilizer Application •Custom Sprayer Application • Crop Scouting •Tissue Sampling •Manure Testing •Aerial Imagery Services •Variable Rate Seeding Prescriptions •Recordkeeping & Data Services •Wheat and Soybean Seed Treating •Wheat Seed Cleaning •Cover Crop Application •Aerial Application •Marketing Services •Sustainability Services  •Variable Rate Nitrogen Prescriptions


Agricultural Career Night

The Tuscola County Farm Bureau in cooperation with the MSU Extension offices hosted the first ever Agriculutural Career Night at the Tuscola County ISD.  This event was developed to discuss opportunities in the agriculture industry, including those not directly related to animal and plant production.  Food, fuel and fiber are products of this industry, and there is room for all levels of education and background.  

Karina Spencer with our Flour Division put it well, "Students that aren't geared to go off to a university setting for four years, we have opportunities for them to learn a trade.  We also have opportunities for those that go off to a technical school and come back- those who are mechanically inclined.  For those that do go off to a four year university we get them into a trainee program.  I hope that's what students have taken away today."

At Star of the West, we are very proud to have been present at the event, and hope that the event continues to support and educate the youth in our area.  With the ever-changing landscape of commercial ag, and as regulations continue to impact our flour milling organization, it will place more empahsis on training and education; not only with professionals employed with our organization, but also with consumers of our products.  

The networking that takes place at these events is just as important for our organization as they are for the students.  Star of the West is dependent on the talent of our people, and it is important to continue to recruit the best.  

Accoring to the Farm Bureau and MSUE organizers, they plan to make this an annual event.  


Richville, Michigan (48758)

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Beans and Beets

If you are like most growers last year, you saw what a bad white mold year looks like in beans.  White mold is a complicated disease that affects both dry beans and soybeans.  The cool weather and abundant moisture we experienced in 2014 made for ideal conditions for the fungus to grow and spread.

If you experienced bean yield losses due to this disease in 2014 or 2015 and want to learn more about how to manage your crop and reduce your risks of infection in future crops, give Star of the West a call at 989-868-4186 and talk to a Certified Crop Adviser about what options are available and best suited for your operation.

There have been some reports of pythium, cercospora leaf spot and other diseases being found in sugar beets as well, so check beets closely for any health issues.  Nutrient deficiencies can also limit yield potential, so a quick tissue sample can ensure beets maintain optimum yield potential.



2016 Michigan Dry Bean Trial Results


2016 Michigan Sugarbeet Variety Trial Results



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