Author: Adam Buckallew
Football season is quickly approaching, kids are going back to school and pumpkin-spiced drinks are back on store shelves. Summer is drawing to a close. Fall and the cooler weather it brings will soon be here. That means it’s also time for will-call propane customers to check their tank levels […]
MFA Oil Company, a farmer-owned energy supply cooperative, acquired the assets of Gygr-Gas, an independent propane retailer based in Boonville, Mo., on June 26. The purchase includes an office and warehouse in Boonville, trucks, and bulk storage tanks in Missouri near Desoto, Fulton, Moberly and Sunrise Beach. The Gygr-Gas office […]
Alexander leads the cooperative’s 36 Big O Tires automotive service centers and has overseen the company’s retail tire division since 2018.
Bach joins the MFA Oil executive team as vice president of Break Time operations. She oversees the company’s 71 Break Time C-stores.
New Federal Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements went into effect on Feb. 7, 2022, establishing a single national standard for obtaining a commercial driver’s license. The regulations set a baseline for training requirements for drivers seeking to:• obtain a Class A or Class B CDL for the first time;• upgrade […]
Long Row Lavender Allows Guests to Relax with an Ancient Herb On a brilliant May morning, Tracy Smith led a group of 10 ladies through rows of lavender—her farm’s signature crop in rural Warren County, Mo. While she discussed the do’s and don’ts of growing the fragrant shrub, she encouraged […]
Six years after Charlie Besher’s first experience with black vultures, the memory of the encounter remains vivid. He and his wife, Donnia, were checking on their cattle in Perry County, Mo., when they came upon a grisly scene. At least 20 vultures were ravaging the corpse of a newborn calf […]
Much has changed in the nearly 100 years since MFA Oil Company’s founding, but the need for a dependable energy supplier remains as vital as ever for the cooperative’s farmer-owners. MFA Oil understands the importance of investing in infrastructure to ensure the success of its member-owners. The cooperative is committed […]
Q: When you look back at your time on the Board, what are you most proud of? A: Serving as the representative for the cooperative’s southeast district has been a rewarding experience. I enjoy participating in the governance of MFA Oil and working with the management team to set our […]
A major upgrade to the credit card readers at MFA Oil Petro-Card 24 locations is nearing completion. The company has activated chip card readers and pin pads at more than 75% of its Petro-Card 24 fueling sites. The MFA Oil maintenance team is visiting each site to verify that the […]
More lodging and support space will soon be available for families traveling to central Missouri to seek medical care for their children. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Mid-Missouri has begun constructing a new, larger home at the corner of South College Avenue and Stadium Boulevard in Columbia. The charity is […]
The Gilliland family has roots running deep in the gently rolling hills of eastern Kansas. Five generations of Gillilands have cultivated the sandy loam in Miami County. Here, along the gravel roads bordered by fields of row crops and pasture, the family has proudly farmed the land since 1896. In […]