Farm and Home celebrates 60th year of business

Courier-Post staff
Posted: Jan. 8, 2020 4:00 pm

HANNIBAL | Farm and Home Supply will celebrate its 60th year of business in 2020 and is saying thank you through support for non-profit charities in the 12 communities where it has stores.

Adam Bowles, president of Farm and Home, said the business is making $120,000 available to qualifying charities as a way of thanking the cities where Farm and Home operates. Bowles is the third generation of his family operating Farm and Home.

“Without community, we would not be here today,” Bowles said.

Quincy Farm Supply was founded in 1960 by Karl Bowles and his mother Luettice Baker in Quincy, Ill. That original store initially offered only farm and garden supplies. Farm and Home has grown its inventory and now operates 12 stores employing more than 700 associates in communities across Missouri, Illinois and Iowa as well as an ecommerce web site that reaches customers all over the United States and abroad.

Hannibal's store is located at 2959 Palmyra Road. An earlier store was located in Steamboat Bend Shopping Center.

The charity support campaign, called Founded in Community, is taking applications online from local, qualifying charities. The goal is to provide at least $10,000 per community to support or grow the charities. Local store associates along with ownership will determine the most worthy causes and begin giving funds out as early as March of 2020, wrapping up in December of 2020.

“Everything we do is centered toward providing a quality customer experience in the communities we serve because we live here, raise our families here and rely on loyal local customers to remain in business. This is a great way to give back,” said Farm and Home Vice President Dan Henke.

Farm and Home offers a mix of major brands and private label items including hunting and fishing gear, a variety of sporting goods, clothing, footwear, pet supplies, farm and ag equipment, automotive, patio and lawn and garden items.

Adam Bowles said the communities where Farm and Home has stores have provided “tremendous support” to the stores and more than 700 associates who work there.

Local organizations can apply online at



In Case You Missed It

HANNIBAL | As nearly 41 million Americans have filed for unemployment in the past 10 weeks, Northeast Missouri’s jobless rates have climbed, although more slowly than the national trend.