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Special Recognition for Area Business

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Special Recognition for Area Business

Ocala Star Banner - January 1, 2018 Representatives from Red Brand Fence in Peoria, Illinois, recently visited Sparr Building & Farm Supply to help celebrate the local company’s 70-year anniversary. At the flagship store in Sparr, company president Sam Howard was presented with a commemorative roll of red, white and blue Red Brand Field Fence. A plaque and exclusive Red Brand die-cast truck also were given to Howard to express Red Brand’s appreciation for their long-standing relationship. “Sparr’s commitment to providing the best products available at a fair price aligns with Red Brand’s own objectives,” said Darren Markey, Red Brand’s Executive...

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NMHS Colts learn equine business

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Students at the school in north Marion County are raising a thoroughbred colt that will be placed for sale in January. Along the way, they are learning about the equine industry as a business and possible career option.

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Jorge Navarro - Congrats on a multiple stakes winning weekend!

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Sparr Building and Farm Supply marks 70th anniversary

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Sparr Building and Farm Supply marks 70th anniversary

"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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Merry Christmas from the MCFB Board and Insurance Staff at the Red Barn!

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Merry Christmas from the MCFB Board and Insurance Staff at the Red Barn!

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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