About AGrowStar

Our Philosophy Of Business

To give such peace of mind to our customers that the products and services received from us will exceed their expectations so that they may focus all their energies and attention on their core business. Simply put: to be taken for granted.

Our Core Values And Beliefs

  • We state these values fully expecting to be judged accordingly and held accountable to being who we say we are.
  • We associate with people of character, expecting and requiring complete honesty and integrity in all that we do.
  • We respect the individual and believe that people who are treated with respect and given responsibility respond by giving their best.
  • We make commitments with care and then live up to them. We do what we say we are going to do.
  • We presume a sense of urgency on any matters related to our customers. We own up to problems, and we are always responsive.
  • Clarity in understanding our mission, our customer’s expectations and what we expect from each other is critical to our success.
  • We are frugal. We will guard, conserve and preserve the company’s and any customer resources entrusted to us with at least the same vigilance that we would we use on our personal resources.
  • We are people of faith and believers in the GOLDEN RULE. In all of our dealings, we will strive to be friendly and courteous as well as fair and compassionate.

History of AGrowStar

  • 1948 - Scott and Edith McCoy started buying scrap iron, peas, squash and small grains in downtown Davisboro, GA.
  • 1956 - The McCoys moved to the Hwy 24 location in Davisboro with a new scale and six bins, totaling 9,000 bushel capacity.
  • 1961 - The Hwy 231 elevator was constructed; six new bins were erected increasing total capacity to 91,000 bushels.
  • 1968 - The company is incorporated as McCoy Farm Service Center, Inc., and sons, Scotty and Mike McCoy, join the family business.
  • 1975 - Scotty McCoy and Mike McCoy begin managing the operations of MFSC.
  • 1987 - Mike McCoy sells his interest in the company to Danny Brown, and the Rosier facility in Burke County, Georgia was purchased.
  • 1990 - The Wadley operation in Jefferson County, Georgia is acquired, and the company name becomes McCoy Grain Exchange, Inc.
  • 1995 - Milner Milling, Inc. purchases the company, and Milner Grain Exchange is created.
  • 1997 - The Wrens, Georgia facility is added increasing the number of elevators to 4 and total capacity to over 1 million bushels.
  • 2000 - Milner Grain is purchased by Sonny Perdue, owner of Houston Fertilizer & Grain co., and AGrowStar is established.
  • 2002 - The Calhoun facility in Georgia is added.
  • 2003 - The Bonaire and Fort Valley facilities in Georgia are added, and the total capacity increases to nearly 2 million bushels.
  • 2011 - The Dawson facility in Georgia is purchased, and the company’s total licensed capacity now exceeds 2.7 million bushels.
  • 2012 - The Lynchburg facility in South Carolina is purchased increasing the company's licensed capacity to over 3 million bushels.
  • 2013 - The Kingstree facility in South Carolina is purchased. 
  • 2014 - The Sylvania facility in Georgia is purchased from The David W. Reed Company.
  • 2016 - The Conway facility in South Carolina is purchased from White Oak Grain LLC.
  • 2017 - The Estill facility in South Carolina is purchased from Archer Daniels Midland, and the company's total storage capacity now stands at 7.2 million bushels.
  • 2017 - Sonny Perdue, appointed as the U. S. Secretary of Agiculture, sells the company to Ron Prestage, Edmund Hall and Will Waters, and War Eagle Grain LLC., dba AGrowStar is established.