ZFS Ithaca, LLC has become Michigan’s largest soybean processor, a title formerly held by its affiliate, Zeeland Farm Services, Inc., for more than 20 years.
ZFS® Ithaca is a 40-million bushel per year soybean processing operation, a 4-million bushel grain storage facility and a feed ingredients transloading site serviced by both rail and truck. Located in the beautiful city of Ithaca in central Michigan, ZFS Ithaca has quadrupled the state’s soybean processing capacity and will positively impact agriculture in the state for decades.
The grain elevator became operational in late summer of 2019, while the soy processing plant began operations in mid-February of 2020.
The plant has created about 75 well-paying jobs and has raised the value of soybeans for producers, while reducing the cost of soybean meal, a primary feed ingredient for Michigan’s livestock herds and poultry flocks. It has led to several infrastructure upgrades to Ithaca and its surrounding area, paving the way for future development.