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Where do you buy Corn gluten meal?

bjm95

LawnSite Member
I am in central florida , Melbourne to be exact and I am looking for a place to buy Corn gluten meal. Anybody know?

thanks.
 

Landscape Poet

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Oviedo/Orlando
I am in central florida , Melbourne to be exact and I am looking for a place to buy Corn gluten meal. Anybody know?

thanks.
bjm95 ,

was wondering why a guy who is thinking about buying another guy out to get into the business had to ask were to buy CGM in Central FL?
What kind of organic program do you feel you could offer if you were to buy said company? Apparently the employees in the company do not have any experience in them, and you stated that you did not think you were going to be working with the company if you bought it? So how do you plan on running a good Organic program?
 

Marcos

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Cincinnati OH
I am in central florida , Melbourne to be exact and I am looking for a place to buy Corn gluten meal. Anybody know?

thanks.
bjm, if you're looking for multi-skid volumes of CGM I seriously doubt you're going to get the wholesale deal you're looking for there in FL.
Right now if you shop around Ohio & Indiana a little you'll find it for around $650/ton.
Then contract w/ a LTL truck somewhere up here in the corn belt and have it shipped to you.
You eat the freight of course, but the more you have shipped to you the less that pain is felt.
 

Landscape Poet

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Oviedo/Orlando
bjm, if you're looking for multi-skid volumes of CGM I seriously doubt you're going to get the wholesale deal you're looking for there in FL.
Right now if you shop around Ohio & Indiana a little you'll find it for around $650/ton.
Then contract w/ a LTL truck somewhere up here in the corn belt and have it shipped to you.
You eat the freight of course, but the more you have shipped to you the less that pain is felt.
Marcos,

There are means of getting CGM around here, plenty of shops that carry organic products if he does some research. My issue with this guy is I looked through a few of his post. One stated that he is not currently in or has experience in the industry, however he was thinking of buying a local person out that has roughly 100 accounts. He stated in that thread that he had no intention of operating the company but rather just using it as a investment tool. I have no issue with that either, however, when he jumps from asking simple basic questions about lawn care to organics, makes me think he is rushing a little two quick. I am questioning if his crew does not have experience with organics (previous thread), and he is not planning on being involved, I feel if he does enter the field of organic services, he could be one of those companies that brings the expectation of organic's down.
 

Marcos

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Cincinnati OH
Marcos,

There are means of getting CGM around here, plenty of shops that carry organic products if he does some research. My issue with this guy is I looked through a few of his post. One stated that he is not currently in or has experience in the industry, however he was thinking of buying a local person out that has roughly 100 accounts. He stated in that thread that he had no intention of operating the company but rather just using it as a investment tool. I have no issue with that either, however, when he jumps from asking simple basic questions about lawn care to organics, makes me think he is rushing a little two quick. I am questioning if his crew does not have experience with organics (previous thread), and he is not planning on being involved, I feel if he does enter the field of organic services, he could be one of those companies that brings the expectation of organic's down.
So what do you want to do, Mike?:confused:
Send the Green Police after him to shut him down before he gets started? :laugh:

If this guy has the business savvy & the capital necessary to do what he wants to do, who's got any right to stop him?

Last time I checked Obama hasn't converted this nation over to socialism yet; the USA still operates mostly under free market economics.:usflag:
He may very well not know squat about organics, but could be an excellent businessman in general who's capable of surrounding himself with the right people to get the job done, including the right kind of green-minded manager or foreman for his newly-acquired organic LCO.

And BTW, all I was doing was trying to give economic advice.
CGM in Florida sells for A LOT more than CGM in the corn belt.
 
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bjm95

LawnSite Member
Marcos,

There are means of getting CGM around here, plenty of shops that carry organic products if he does some research. My issue with this guy is I looked through a few of his post. One stated that he is not currently in or has experience in the industry, however he was thinking of buying a local person out that has roughly 100 accounts. He stated in that thread that he had no intention of operating the company but rather just using it as a investment tool. I have no issue with that either, however, when he jumps from asking simple basic questions about lawn care to organics, makes me think he is rushing a little two quick. I am questioning if his crew does not have experience with organics (previous thread), and he is not planning on being involved, I feel if he does enter the field of organic services, he could be one of those companies that brings the expectation of organic's down.
Wrong. I am not using it a an investment tool I am operating the biz as a owner/operator hence the sore knees, dirty fingernails and days that start at 5:30 am.

Second I WANT TO LEARN about organic lawn care because I believe in it and do not like chemicals in my food, soap or anything else especially my lawn where my son and dog play.

I don't need your input and don't care. I have hooked with some people who know organics and are respected very highly. And UNLIKE YOU they embrace the fact that someone is eager, excited and willing to learn about organics.

It was a simple question about cornmeal not an invitation to judge who I am or anything else.
 
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bjm95

LawnSite Member
So what do you want to do, Mike?:confused:
Send the Green Police after him to shut him down before he gets started? :laugh:

If this guy has the business savvy & the capital necessary to do what he wants to do, who's got any right to stop him?

Last time I checked Obama hasn't converted this nation over to socialism yet; the USA still operates mostly under free market economics.:usflag:
He may very well not know squat about organics, but could be an excellent businessman in general who's capable of surrounding himself with the right people to get the job done, including the right kind of green-minded manager or foreman for his newly-acquired organic LCO.

And BTW, all I was doing was trying to give economic advice.
CGM in Florida sells for A LOT more than CGM in the corn belt.
Thank you for your input. It is appreciated :)
 

Landscape Poet

LawnSite Gold Member
Location
Oviedo/Orlando
Wrong. I am not using it a an investment tool I am operating the biz as a owner/operator hence the sore knees, dirty fingernails and days that start at 5:30 am.

Second I WANT TO LEARN about organic lawn care because I believe in it and do not like chemicals in my food, soap or anything else especially my lawn where my son and dog play.

I don't need your input and don't care. I have hooked with some people who know organics and are respected very highly. And UNLIKE YOU they embrace the fact that someone is eager, excited and willing to learn about organics.

It was a simple question about cornmeal not an invitation to judge who I am or anything else.

Not so much what your first couple of post said. Please read through this thread and tell me what I got wrong? http://www.lawnsite.com/showthread.php?p=3220241#post3220241

Maybe I got it wrong. Nothing wrong with learning if you are planning on doing it and not just using Organic as a marketing tool. A lot of people already have negative thoughts about the ability of organics down here, no need for newbies to the industry coming in and implementing a poor program and giving people even more reason to doubt Organics.
 

dishboy

LawnSite Fanatic
Location
zone 6
MG how about MYOB! BTW anybody who would buy a Hustler is totally not qualified to use organic fertilizers as that machine makes us all look bad,
 
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