Corning Area Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight – Martin Ahrent & Sons
Location Manager: Mark Ahrent & Michael Ahrent
Phone Number: 870-857-3130
Number of Years in Business: 41 – Ahrent Brothers made their 1st Rice Crop in 1921.
What does your business provide to customers?
Rice, soybeans, and corn in raw form to be processed into food products as well as ingredients for other processed foods and other commercial uses.
What are some features that make your business unique?
Family owned and operated starting back in 1921 with our grandfather Fred Ahrent. We are now moving into the 5th generation with Matthew and Blake Ahrent.
Give a brief history of your business:
We started in 1921 with Ahrent Brothers – Fred & Otto Ahrent.
In 1938 – Fred Ahrent & Sons.
In 1952 – Vernon, Herbert, Martin, & Louis Ahrent
In 1980 – Martin Ahrent & Sons
What do you see for the future of your business?
To become more transparent to our customers and community, having the ability to make changes in our methods of production agriculture more rapidly to stay sustainable for the long haul and being good stewards of our natural resources.