The Mill

The Whole Grain Milling, Co. staff

Mill group picture (left to right): Curt Gwin, Jeff Hilgendorf, Doug Hilgendorf, Lin Hilgendorf and Ross Hilgendorf.

A year after certifying their farm organic in 1989, Doug and Lin Hilgendorf started Whole Grain Milling Co. to provide just enough processing to put their grains into a more usable form while keeping as much of the nutrition and quality in whole grains intact. Sons, Jeff and Ross Hilgendorf, joined the operation; Jeff to work in the mill and Ross to do more of the farming. Ross's brother-in-law, Curt Gwin, worked summers on the farm while going to school and now is a full-time employee.