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"Look in the rear view mirror and you will see the road is littered with people who did not adapt to change," said Sam Howard, president of Sparr Building and Farm Supply, of staying in business for 70 years." By Susan Smiley-Height - Ocala.com VIEW ARTICLE & VIDEO It's not easy staying in business for seven decades. Especially when you are a purveyor of farm and building supplies and new businesses such as Home Depot, Lowe's, Tractor Supply and Rural King keep popping up. And when the economy tanks — more than once — in those 70 years. Sparr Building and...

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Our very own Sam Howard, and the Marion County Farm Bureau Board Members, in Ocala, Florida! The Farm Bureau continues to set a good example for agriculture on the local and state levels. We are proud to be a part of this great organization!

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Sparr Building and Farm Supply was recently featured in an article by American Cattlemen. From the article: Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Griggs opened Sparr Building and Farm Supply with a vision to provide a quality product and willingness to treat each customer like family. The store originally had gas pumps and groceries along with general hardware and lumber merchandise. In 1981, the Howard family purchased the business from their aunt and uncle, the Griggs  As the community grew from an agricultural to a semi-rural residential area, the customer base steadily increased. However, the family-oriented environment continued to be an important component...

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Sparr Building and Farm Supply has been in business since 1947. We started from one small store and have since grown to three stores – Sparr, Williston and Wildwood. We are humble in knowing that the foundation of our success has been because of our family-oriented business style and a love and respect for our community and of our great nation. Sparr Building and Farm Supply showcases the American flag with pride at our stores, weather permitting. Each night, the flags are lowered, folded and stored in accordance to the standard flag code of the United States of America. Our...

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HAVE YOU RECEIVED ON OF THESE LETTERS? PLEASE READ THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW. Sparr Building and Farm supply is in no way affiliated or does it approved of this fraudulent contest. Please contact Detective Dice with the Marion County Sheriff’s Department to provide any information about this crime. This fraudulent activity has been reported to the United States Post Office, The FBI and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office.   Call Detective Dice at 352-368-3545 or send an email to edice @ marionso.com.  

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