Our Mission

At Ritchie Grain we take very seriously, and appreciate any and all business a customer chooses to do with us.

About Us

Ritchie Grain is a third generation family owned company.  Buck and Rita Rabideau founded the company on March 6, 1946.  Their son, Gary, took over the operation in 1971, and he became the owner in 1996.  In 2012, Gary's oldest son, Jeff, became part owner with Gary, as well as the Vice-President and corporate Secretary.  Jeff has worked beside Gary since graduating college in 1997.

Grain Storage and Merchandising

We have two locations at Ballou and Ritchie to serve the local farm community. At our Ballou site, we have 1 million bushels of grain storage, and at Ritchie we have 2.8 million bushels of storage.  We specialize in loading containers for shipment overseas.  This has resulted in an average of at least $0.15 to $0.20/bushel better price for our customer's grain. 

Custom Ferlizer & Chemical Application

Ritchie Grain also has a fertilizer and bulk chemical operation.  We have storage and blending capabilities for 6,000 tons of dry fertilizer, and over 7,700 tons of storage for our 28% nitrogen operation. Ritchie Grain operates 3 John Deere 4930 sprayers, 3 full float Stahley sprayers, 2 full float Stahley dry spreaders, and a Precission full float dry spreader.  All of our sprayers and spreaders are equiped with the latest computer rate and mapping technology, as well as auto steer.  This assures that our growers receive the best application techniques available.  Our 9 sprayer and dry spreader operators have a combined over 262 years of experience, and are all longtime employees.

Ritchie Grain also operates 8 semis to haul our own grain and fertilizer, nurse our application equipment and bring loads in from fields during harvest.


Our agronomic and soil testing service is provided by Ken Ferrie at Crop Tech Consulting. With Ken's expertise and help, we promote a Systems Approach to farming. The information you can receive through this program is immeasurable and multifaceted.