Denver, Colo. – Ardent Mills, flour-milling and ingredient company, announced it has further invested in organic capabilities and The Annex by Ardent Mills through its acquisition of a grain elevator in Klamath Falls, Ore.
The elevator, which is in close proximity to Ardent Mills’ community mill in Stockton, Calif. and mix plant in Arlington, Ore., enhances the company’s ability to support growers in the Pacific Northwest, partner with universities on breeding, and serve its overall customer base.
“This acquisition enhances Ardent Mills’ ability to source grains from organic and conventional family farms in the region,” said Dan Dye, CEO of Ardent Mills. “It gives us the opportunity to become the trusted partner for these growers, which is a key component of Ardent Mills’ vision.”
“I’m excited at the prospect of new opportunities for breeding grains like organic barley and new initiatives for stimulating local economic development,” added Patrick Hayes, professor, Oregon State University. “This has the ability to impact not only Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, but also the entire country.”
The elevator is located at Klamath Falls, Ore. Operations transferred to Ardent Mills July 1, 2019.