Your Michigan destination for all things Dairy!
Our Mission Statement
To be Michigan’s dairy industry leader by providing excellent products, equipment, automation, scheduled maintenance,
and service to Michigan dairy farms. Through this, we want to partner with farms to grow relationships and work together
to ensure their dairies are enjoyable & profitable.
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Our Core Values (the 5 P's)
We strive to cultivate honest and transparent
relationships that recognize individual needs and authentically meet them in their context.
We strive for genuine enthusiasm for one's work and a strong desire to see people do their best with intense effort, confidence, and eagerness.
We strive for excellence in all we do by building confidence in unity with a winning spirit, technical competence, good stewardship, and
respect for others.
We strive to cultivate a culture of innovation that thinks forward, breaks bad habits, eliminates barriers, evolves with the industry.
We strive to sustainably
prioritize time and resources for maximum customer care, efficiency growth, and reinvestment opportunities.
Our Management Team
Star City IBA
First delivery driver hired
Premium Farm Solutions
Hired Timothy Kimbel, now Operations Manager
Installed 1st Lely milking robots
Installed Waikato Milking Systems' 1st Centrus rotary in the US
Began installing OnFarm products, including Teatwand
Expansion into East, North, and Middle areas of Michigan
Became Valmetal Manure and Feed Systems dealer
New Horizons, Same Great Companies
2007: Star City IBA is born
Ryan Vanderwal, son of a Michigan farmer, started selling dairy supplies in partnership with Northern IBA in summer of 2005. He officially launched Star City IBA, Inc. in September 2007.
2007-2010: The Early Years
Randy Willford, owner of Northern IBA, mentored Ryan as he began operations. Ryan ran route deliveries on his own for his first few years leading Star City.
2011: Premium Farm Solutions is born
Ryan launched Premium Farm Solutions in January 2011. He hired his first two service techs that same year.
In 2017, Star City bought out IBA territory in the East and expanded to the thumb.
In 2018, Star City bought out Northern IBA territory, to expand and cover NE Michigan.
In 2019, Star City bought out portion of Mid Michigan IBA to expand into Gratiot, Saginaw & Shiawassee Counties.
2022: New Horizons
At the beginning of this year, Star City IBA, Inc. employs 10 people that focus on serving dairymen through delivery of dairy supplies. Premium Farm Solutions, Inc employs 14 people that focus on serving dairymen through equipment maintenance & service.