Farm & Fleet on the move

Janesville-based Blain’s Farm & Fleet announced plans to open its first Michigan stores this year, in Jackson and Portage, just as Mills Fleet Farm (unrelated) builds its first Madison-area location in DeForest.

In a release, Blain’s second-generation owner and president, Jane Blain Gilbertson, noted the company has been planning an aggressive expansion and reinvestment plan for years. “Expansion into Michigan is the next step.”