The Hartley Sentinel-The Everly/Royal News - Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

By Nick Pedley
News Editor 

New business on the corner

Growth leads 300 Acres owner to expand with new building


September 17, 2020


300 Acres, LLC, owner Nick Shaffer is finishing up his new building near Business Corner in southeast Osceola County. The area originally got its name from a nearby Mennonite settlement, which had several businesses located at the intersection more than a century ago.

A rural May City man is putting the "business" back in Business Corner.

Nick Shaffer recently erected a new building near the intersection of county roads A34 and M18 northeast of May City. The facility will eventually house 300 Acres, LLC, Shaffer's growing seed dealership and farm goods business.

Shaffer previously operated the business from his acreage, but space started getting tight in recent years thanks to a growing customer base.

"I started looking for land, but I didn't want to be located in any towns," Shaffer said. "No offense to towns, but I'm a seed business. It's way easier to...

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