Bourdeau & Bushey: A major player in Vt. ag

James Bushey started Bourdeau and Bushey, Inc along with Germain and Remi Bourdeau in 1982. The firm's location on Seymour Street in Middlebury was formerly owned by Ralston Purina, and then by Wayne Feeds, before they bought it in 1982. Bourdeau and Bushey's motto is "We care for your land and animals"-they do just that by providing essential services to area farmers.

Bourdeau and Bushey, Inc. is primarily a dairy agricultural business, providing dairy farmers with the services and products to run their farms successfully. They do this by providing soil and feed testing in addition to spreading fertilizer and lime and providing feed. They also provide plant protection aids, and help farmers to effectively use their soil to produce the best crops.

A few weeks ago, the company hosted a major ag event that attracted farmers, suppliers and others involved with Vermont agribusiness. This is an annual event but it is growing. Another event, in the new year, will gather the agribusiness community together again.

The company, named an Addison County Chamber of Commerce's Business of the Month in 2007, has won numerous awards for their involvement in both the community and with local farmers from organizations such as the Future Farmers of America, and Pioneer Seeds.

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