About

At Agtegra Cooperative, our devotion to superior service, relentless innovation and
member success is at the forefront of everything we do. We give members access
to the best products, services and in-field assistance to maximize their production.

About Agtegra Cooperative

Agtegra Cooperative is an innovative, farmer-owned grain and agronomy cooperative with more than 6,300 active member-owners in eastern North and South Dakota. In addition to offering grain and agronomy services, Agtegra offers its members aerial application services, fuel, feed, and precision ag hardware and software products and services.
 
Agtegra Cooperative promotes agricultural sustainability through the best applications of science and technology in an effort to assist farmers in the production of a safe, healthy and abundant supply of grain in an economically viable system.


 

History

Agtegra Cooperative was formed in February 2018 from a unification of two legacy-rich, farmer-owned cooperatives – 95-year-old South Dakota Wheat Growers (Aberdeen) and 102-year-old North Central Farmers Elevator (Ipswich, SD). Both cooperatives formed at the turn of the 20th Century to serve their pioneer customers and communities. Across the sparsely settled countryside, the economic advantages of joining together gave rise to the cooperative legacy of service, value and working together. Over the years, generations of members have worked and adapted to the changes that have occurred throughout agriculture. 

Today, at farmer-owned Agtegra, that legacy-rich, future-focused cooperative spirit continues to thrive. Our devotion to superior service, relentless innovation and member success is at the forefront of everything we do. We give members access to the best products, services and in-field assistance to maximize their production. We dedicate our efforts to safety of our employees and members in all that we do. And we commit to supporting our members and their communities for generations to come.
 

the values that guide us

Successful organizations are those that have a clear focus on how to serve their customers.
 
Agtegra has developed a purpose statement that is designed to give us that kind of focus. The statement is short, easy to remember, and provides a clear direction.
 
The Agtegra purpose statement is: Linking Your Farm to the Future
 
We exist to support our members and patrons, helping you succeed in your operation. As you succeed, you’re able to prepare your farm for the next generation. We want to be there with you, serving as your link in achieving that success, in connecting today to the future.
 
With our purpose statement, we also have identified Core Values to guide us in our efforts on behalf of our members and patrons. These values are:

  • Integrity – Build trusting relationships
  • Safety – Demonstrate safety at all times
  • Customer Commitment – Be invested in our customers’ success
  • Employee Excellence – Develop and empower high-performing teams
  • Financial Stability – Consistently grow financial strength
  • Innovation – Use technology to create and deliver value

 
We are grateful for the opportunity to serve our members and patrons in this way. These will be the values that guide us in serving you, today and for generations to come.

agtegra's governance

board of directors:

Agtegra Cooperative is governed by a board made up of active agricultural producers that are elected by our members.

delegate Council:

The Board of Directors is backed by Delegates elected by the members. The Delegates serve on the Delegate Council and act as a liaison with the members by providing valuable insight to the Directors.

At a Glance: 

      •    Over 60 locations
      •    50 communities
      •    22,600 equity holders
      •    Marketing nearly 240 million bushels annually
      •    6,354 active producer members

Articles of incorporation and bylaws

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
BYLAWS

Agtegra's Territorial Districts          - District 1 includes all states except Minnesota
         - District 2 includes Minnesota


 


AGTEGRA'S â€‹DIRECTORS AND DELEGATES


 


AT-LARGE DISTRICT

DIRECTOR:


Hal Clemensen, President
Aberdeen, SD

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DISTRICT 1
(Includes all states except Minnesota)

DIRECTORS:

 


Glen Crawford, Second Vice President
Aberdeen, SD

Joel Erickson
Langford, SD

Lance Hanson
Groton, SD

Matt Johnson
Webster, SD


DELEGATES:

Gaylon Anderson, Aberdeen, SD
Drew Courtney, Oakes, ND
Brian Dennert, Columbia, SD

Colin Dutenhoffer, Aberdeen, SD
Randy Kienow, Aberdeen, SD
Jeff Kippley, Aberdeen, SD

Allen Ryckman, Warner, SD
Jeff Schaunaman, Aberdeen, SD
Kirk Schaunaman, Aberdeen, SD

Scott Sperry, Bath, SD
Darin Wiedebush, Mansfield, SD

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DISTRICT 2
(Includes Minnesota)

DIRECTORS:

 


Mark Bushfield
Hitchcock, SD

Ronnie Frericks
Northville, SD

Wallace Knock, Secretary
Willow Lake, SD

Jeff Lakner
Wessington, SD


DELEGATES:

Scott BoekelHeide, Northville, SD
Andrew Boomsma, Wolsey, SD
Jay Esser, Redfield, SD
Darby Fast, Iroquois, SD

Jarrod Haven, Brentford, SD
David Jandel, Athol, SD
Brian G. Johnson, Frankfort, SD
Keith Lambert, Frankfort, SD

Steve Masat, Redfield, SD
Dwight Melius, Chelsea, SD
Matt Micheel, Cavour, SD
Jason Pazour, Frankfort, SD

Mike Puffer, HItchcock, SD
Tony Tschetter, Hitchcock, SD
Jeff Vander Wal, Brentford, SD
Eric Zell, Cavour, SD

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DISTRICT 3

DIRECTORS:

 


Mike Clements
Miller, SD

Chris Eymer
Reliance, SD

Steve Halverson
Pierre, SD

Dale Swanson
Pukwana, SD


DELEGATES:

Vaughn Barondeau, Onaka, SD
Jerry Busch, Kennebec, SD
Phillip Edwards, Wessington Springs, SD
Kelvin Grey, St. Lawrence, SD

Allen Hageman, Gettysburg, SD
Doug Halverson, Kennebec, SD
Justin Harer, Gettysburg, SD
Mike Haselhorst, Wecota, SD

Jake Horning, Cresbard, SD
Corey Johannsen, Tolstoy, SD
Matt Jones, Miller, SD
Matt Leisinger, Highmore, SD

Norval Millard, Presho, SD
Nick Nemec, Holabird, SD
John Simonson, Highmore, SD
Joe Swanson, Pukwana, SD

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DISTRICT 4

DIRECTORS:

 


Nathan Davis
Ipswich, SD
 

Dale Gill
Java, SD
 

Quentin Larson
Pollock, SD
 

Dan Malsam
Roscoe, SD
 

Derek Merkel
Leola, SD

Rick Osterday, First Vice President
Java, SD

Ken Rau
Mobridge, SD

Steve Pfeifer
McLaughlin, SD


DELEGATES:

Darwin Aman, Eureka, SD
Troy Beck, Artas, SD
Allen Beyers, Roscoe, SD
Don Eberle, Strasburg, ND
Jason Fauth, Leola, SD
Evan Haar, Onaka, SD
Ed Heinz, Ipswich, SD

Charles Hettich, Roscoe, SD
Jon Hoffman, Mina, SD
Rodney Hoffman, Morristown, SD
Andrew Hulm, Hague, ND
Toby Keller, Trail City, SD
Michael Meier, Zeeland, ND

William Plush, McLaughlin,  SD
Thomas Schaefbauer, Strasburg, ND
ReEtta Sieh, Leola, SD
Gary Ternes, Strasburg, ND
Eric Thomas, Bowdle, SD
Terry Ulrich, Ashley, ND

Jeff Van Beek, Pollock, SD
Loren Vandervorst, Pollock, SD
Andy Weisser, Roscoe, SD
Wade Weiszhaar, Leola, SD
John Wiest, Herreid, SD
Mike Williams, Cresbard, SD

Leadership

2018 Patronage

Qualified Patronage Allocation – Agtegra Cooperative’s Board of Directors has approved a $10M qualified patronage allocation for 2018 with $4M (40%) to be paid in cash. Dividend checks will be mailed the first half of December.
 
Old Year Equity Retirement – In addition to the qualified patronage dividend Agtegra’s Board has approved the payment of old year equity totaling $4M. Old year equity checks are scheduled to be mailed in late November or early December.
 
Non Qualified Patronage Allocation – There will be no non-qualified allocation for 2018.    
 
Domestic Production Activities Tax Deduction (Section 199) – Agtegra will be passing through $9M of this tax deduction to patrons in 2018. Section 199 allocation letters will be mailed the first week of December.  

Community

The word “cooperative” means working or acting together for a common purpose. As a legacy-rich, future-focused cooperative, Agtegra Cooperative is dedicated to supporting the success of its members and the health of their communities for generations to come. From our strength and stability, we seek to apply our resources to sustaining local, small-town service. 
 
Community Donations 
 At Agtegra Cooperative, we believe supporting strong, stable communities is at the heart of our commitment to our members. As your cooperative, we stand ready to face today’s challenges and tomorrow’s opportunities. Our connections begin with our most valued assets: member-owners and their communities. 

Donation Request Form 
 We are proud to support community and charitable organizations throughout our growing area. To request a sponsorship or donation for your organization, please fill out and submit the form below.

Is your request needed by a certain date? Please clearly state your goal while describing your request. Also, please note that a submitted request does not guarantee a donation. 

Safety Initiatives

At Agtegra, we believe there’s nothing more important than safety. 

Farming, grain operations, crop protection product handling, and agriprocessing – these can be hazardous jobs if safety isn’t made the top priority. That’s why Agtegra adopted BASE: Behaviors Achieving Safety Excellence. Essentially, it’s a plan to enlist the eyes and ears of every Agtegra employee to observe how we work and make suggestions on ways to improve safety. 

Agtegra is dedicated to providing the safest workplace possible for all our employees and member-owners.
 

Our Safety Team - Creating a Culture of Safety 

- Vice President of Safety and Environmental Affairs, Bill Spreeman, who brings more than 30 years’ experience to the position.

- Designated regional safety managers help carry safety initiatives throughout Agtegra’s trade territory.

- Through continuing education and safety training events across the entire organization, our safety team  facilitates ongoing identification of safety strengths and areas for improvement.

- Our extended safety team of 40 B.A.S.E. (Behaviors Achieving Safety Excellence) Observers conduct more than 3,800 observations annually aimed at affirming safety practices and behaviors.

- Our team of Agtegra Cooperative employees, all dedicated to achieving the highest levels of safety performance every day at all 62 of our locations.

Contact Us / Q&A

For more information, to share questions or comments, there are several ways to reach us. You may use the contact form below or phone us toll-free at 888-429-4902 or locally at 605-225-5500.

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