Oil Barn well oiled for season

It was five years ago this October that “The Mountaineer” started reporting on making farm fuel out of Safflower seeds. It was about that time that Andrew Long came along and the Oil Barn was born. It was very unusual to go out to the Quinn Farm and see a tractor fueled by safflower oil. It smelled like French fries as it plowed fields around the farm.

Since those early days the Oil Barn business has just grown and grown.

There are two major safflower oil contracts. One for the kitchens at MSU Bozeman, the other for the kitchens at The University of Montana in Missoula. That oil is used mainly...