March 03, 2021

AGHUB Midwest given green light for ammonia facility

GREENFIELD — Titan Immel with AGHUB Midwest, located near the Menlo interchange of Interstate 80, visited with the board of supervisors at their Feb. 10 meeting about an ammonia facility his company would like to build on their property.

Immel received required state approval for this project, which will allow AGHUB Midwest to sell anhydrous to local growers, however the process requires county approval too.

Immel told the board that the plant will be 1,150 feet from a neighboring property owner’s yard and is 900 feet away from the interstate, both figures that exceed the minimum requirement. There will also be an emergency shutoff installed to be used in the case of leaks or other emergencies.

“The board had a few questions for him, making sure he was going to take all the responsibility and make sure employees are properly trained to handle the anhydrous and they did go ahead and give him approval for that process,” said Adair County Auditor Mandy Berg.

In other action, the supervisors:

• Heard a report from County Treasurer Brenda Wallace asking the semi-annual report be republished in the newspapers due to a recent change made.

• Heard a report from Brian Nelson representing Globe Life regarding insurance and employee benefits. Nelson was granted permission to speak with employees about products available as long as it is not on company time.

• Heard a report from Nick Kauffman, authorized the signing of the front page of a culvert plan for Prussia Township and reviewed the Secondary Roads Construction plan.

Caleb Nelson

Caleb Nelson has served as News Editor of the Adair County Free Press and Fontanelle Observer since Oct. 2017. He and his wife Kilee live in Greenfield. In Greenfield and the greater Adair County area, he values the opportunity to tell peoples' stories, enjoys playing guitar, following all levels of sports, and being a part of his local church.