Who We Are
Centrally located in North Judson Chester, Inc. Ag Systems is Northern Indiana’s most complete agricultural services dealer.
At Chester Inc., our versatile offerings in irrigation systems, grain handling or storage facilities provides a unique one stop resource for all your agribusiness needs.
Our experienced and trusted personnel have the expertise of identifying and evaluating your agricultural needs while providing the best effective solution efficiently and within budget.
How We Began
The roots of the Agricultural Systems Division of Chester, Inc. go back to 1952, when Chester, Inc. became a Butler Blue Ribbon Dealer. At the time, selling grain bins was sort of an after supper project for company founders Charlie Bowman and Orville Redenbacher. Little competition existed at that time so transaction forecasting was limited.
In the late 1950’s, farm drying and storage became a new practice encouraged by land grant colleges and the USDA Agriculture Stabilization Committee, who paid farmers to store grain on the farm. Chester observed this movement and became known as the experts in the business of farm and elevator grain systems. In 1961, Chester, Inc. became the first Butler Agri-Builder.
Chester observed this movement and became known as the experts in the business of farm and elevator grain systems.
In 1961, Chester, Inc. became the first Butler Agri-Builder.
A few years later, the company began selling small irrigation systems, primarily to vegetable growers, and expanded the grain bin line to include grain dryers and complete grain handling systems. In 1970, Valley center-pivot irrigation systems were added.
Today, the division services over 1500 irrigation systems, mostly center pivot systems, and equally the same amount of grain dryers and drying bin units.