McKinney Joins DFS

Leland McKinney has joined the team at DFS, Inc. in Newell, IA. DFS, Inc. is a progressive, forward-thinking company with a sound reputation for providing quality animal nutrition and customer service. DFS has four feed manufacturing facilities, two located in Newell, a third in Oskaloosa, and the fourth in Nemaha.

Market 1 Inc., a subsidiary of DFS, offers services that include livestock hedging, the development and implementation of ingredient purchasing programs, application of forecasting tools, market education and client representation with lenders. 

Market 1 has offices located in Newell, Johnston, and Harlan. McKinney will serve as the leader of their quality Management Systems and will continue to add to this continuous improvement strategy. McKinney received his B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Feed Science and Management Program in the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University. He then completed his Ph.D. in animal nutrition at Oklahoma State University, and returned to K-State as a faculty member and the Extension State Leader in the Grain Science Department. He was with K-State for seven years before joining DFS, Inc., and will bring to the company additional expertise in the areas of feed manufacturing efficiency, quality assurance, animal nutrition, and feed safety. DFS, Inc. looks forward to having McKinney on the team, and expanding their services in the feed industry.

For more information about DFS, Inc., please contact Mike Kinley, COO at (515) 210-7382.