About Us

Our History

After 16 years of ‘dairying’ on a family farm in Green Bay, owners Dave and Sheila Larscheid decided to pursue a new business venture, hauling feed, which is why they opened Tri-State Feed & Grain Transport in 1996. In 2005, Tri-State purchased Silver Lake Country Store, located in Manitowoc.

Being a Purina Certified Expert Dealer means that we offer a complete line of quality Purina feed products and have knowledgeable associates who care first about our customers, and their animals. Training is a key element for our Certified Expert staff and you can depend on us for Certified Expert advice!

Dave and Sheila Larscheid,
Owners of Silver Lake Country Store

In 1993, Shelia and Dave started trucking feed, which eventually lead to the opening of Tri-State Feed & Grain Transport and later the Silver Lake Country Store. They bring a fresh approach to the feed business along with a great deal of experience with their history and background in farming. Shelia and Dave have three children and two grandchildren who also help out with the business.

Whenever you work with a team member at Silver Lake Country Store, we’d like you to think you’re working with family. Our store offers a down-home, country feeling with personalized service, which is becoming hard to find in the fast-paced world we live in.

Betsy Olson

Manager of Silver Lake Country Store

Since 2004, Betsy Olson has been employed with Tri-State. She became manager of Silver Lake Country Store in 2010. She has a strong background in horse, poultry and pet feed and supplies. She owns the famous Maverick that is a staple around the store. She and her family, husband, Ken and son, Tyler, live in Manitowoc.

Jack LaDuke

Garden Specialist

Jack LaDuke has been employed with Tri-State since 2009. He has brought a solid foundation to our garden center. He is the go-to expert when it comes to diseases of plants, lawn or trees. He can help you select the right trees for a home orchard and help you learn how to make them ‘fruitful.’ He lives in Manitowoc with his wife, Laurie.

Maverick,
Official Greeter

Maverick is a Labrador Retriever, he was born January 10, 2008. He has been a working dog since 2008, and has become the most loved member of our team! He is a two time Blastomycosis survivor. In April of 2014, Maverick was diagnosed with Blastomycosis. Blastomycosis is a very invasive and sometimes fatal fungal infection. Maverick underwent months of treatment for the fungal infection and was declared Blasto Free in October 2014!

Charlee,
Official Greeter

Charlee is a Labrador Retriever, she was born April 20th, 2016. She is a relative of Maverick, coming from the same breeder, Spiritwings Kennel. She is learning the Country Store ropes from her big brother, like how to "talk" unsuspecting customers out of delicious treats.
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