Green’s Grain diving into Chilton County ag scene
Published 11:02 am Friday, May 20, 2022
By Carey Reeder | Staff Writer
With the vast agricultural scene in Chilton County, there is ample room for opportunity. Brothers Griffin and Bryson Green saw that potential and took a chance on themselves, and used their farming background to open Green’s Grain and Farm Supply.
After high school, Griffin attended Auburn University where he continued to work closely in the agricultural field.
Then, he decided to bet on himself.
“I decided college was not for me and wanted to come home for a 9-5 job,” Griffin Green said. “I wanted to do my own thing, so we started this up.”
Griffin, along with Bryson, opened Green’s Grain and Farm Supply, a grain and feed store in Clanton on April 11. While finding a building for the company, the brothers explored many different options throughout Chilton County, but with no luck. Then, Griffin made a stop at the old Acme Building Supply building on Seventh Street in Clanton. A family friend of the Green’s owned the building, and was willing to help the two get the building for the business.
“They are really good people, and they worked with me,” Griffin Green said.
The company resides in the old Acme Building Supply building at 601 Seventh St. North in Clanton.
Bryson graduated from Chilton County High School last year and wanted to join the work force out of school. What better place than the new family business.
“I knew college was not going to be the path I took in life, and I have always been around farming my whole life,” Bryson Green said. “It just happened.”
Griffin and Bryson said they wanted to take advantage of the rich agricultural history that Chilton County has. Providing farmers with grain and seed for their animals is something Green’s specializes in.
“I wanted to help the farmers,” Griffin Green said. “I know now prices are going up, and I want to do what I can to help them.”
The two said business has been steady for their first month, and they have been pleased with the amount of people interested in the new business.
“We have had a lot of support, and I cannot complain at all,” Griffin Green said. “So far, so good.”
Livestock feed for horses, cows, pigs and chickens are among the items offered at Green’s. Dog food, seed fertilizer and certain farming equipment are available for purchase as well. Griffin said Green’s expects to get bulk grain and fertilizer to sell in bins within the next few months, just in time for the summer months. Green’s does offer a delivery service for large orders.
Bryson said the biggest advantage for the business has been getting out into the community to meet the residents, and get a feel for what would serve them best.
“Advertising for us has been a big thing,” Bryson Green said. “Getting out and actually meeting people has been big for us. Just hearing what they want, because if you can’t give people what they want, then you are no good to them.”
Green’s Grain and Farm Supply are open Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m.-Noon. Green’s can be reached at 205-755-1920 or on their Facebook page.