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.
 

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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.

Articles of incorporation and bylaws

ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION
BYLAWS

At a Glance: 

      •    Over 60 locations
      •    50 communities
      •    22,600 equity holders
      •    Marketing nearly 240 million bushels annually
      •    6,327 active producer members

2019 Annual Report

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


Director and Delegate Elections

Agtegra Cooperative holds elections for directors and delegates in December. If you would like to participate in governance of your cooperative, this is your opportunity to take the next step!
 
There are five director positions and 20 delegate positions up for election each year. One director will be elected from each territorial district, and one director is elected at-large. Five delegates are elected from each territorial district.
 
Agtegra Cooperative has territorial district lines for director and delegate elections as shown on the map. If you qualify to be a member, you are assigned to a territorial district based on the address on your account with Agtegra Cooperative. (Refer to the map above)
 
Each member is eligible to vote for one director and five delegates from their territorial district each year. Members are also able to vote for one director at-large each year. 
 
If you patronize an Agtegra Cooperative location in a district other than the one you will be assigned, you may request to be reassigned to the district where you conduct business with Agtegra.
 
To make a request to change districts, please email Val Weisser with your name, contact information and the district you wish to be assigned to or mail a letter with the same information to: Attn: Val Weisser, Agtegra Cooperative, 908 Lamont Street South, Aberdeen, SD 57401.
 
Director and delegate elections are conducted via mail ballot, mailed to each member’s account of record prior to the annual meeting of the members.
 
If you are interested in running to be a director or delegate, please email Val Weisser or contact her at (605) 725-8341. 
 
A member may also self-nominate for a director or delegate position if they submit a petition to the Agtegra Cooperative office forty (40) days prior to the annual meeting of the members. If you wish to take out a petition, rather than be considered by a nominating committee, please contact Val Weisser.
 
If you have any other questions about the districts or upcoming election, please contact Agtegra Cooperative Corporate Attorney Mike Traxinger at (605) 725-8325 or via email at Mike Traxinger.

 

 

Nonvoting Advisory Director

Interested members also have the opportunity to apply for a Nonvoting Advisory Director position.  Up to two Nonvoting Advisory Directors may be appointed on an annual basis for a one-year term.  A nonvoting advisory director will be able to attend, observe and participate in the discussion at regular board meetings, assigned committee meetings and other trainings and meetings available to directors.  Each nonvoting advisory director must come from a different district. 

Application Timeline:
- September 11 - Application Deadline
- Week of September 14 - Nominating Committee to review applicants and conduct interviews
- September 24 - Applicants to be notified


AGTEGRA'S â€‹DIRECTORS AND DELEGATES


 


AT-LARGE DISTRICT

DIRECTORS:

                 
Hal Clemensen                                           Lance Hanson
Aberdeen, SD                                                 Groton, SD

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DISTRICT 1
(Includes all states except Minnesota)

DIRECTORS:

 


Glen Crawford, First Vice President
Aberdeen, SD

Joel Erickson
Langford, SD

Matt Johnson, Second Vice President
Webster, SD


DELEGATES:

Gaylon Anderson, Aberdeen, SD
Drew Courtney, Oakes, ND
Justin Deutsch, Langford, SD
Colin Dutenhoffer, Aberdeen, SD

Justin Freeland, Houghton
Jeremy Haselhorst, Mansfield
Randy Kienow, Aberdeen, SD
Steve Kuecker, Webster
Allen Ryckman, Warner, SD

Casey Nilsson, Warner
Kirk Schaunaman, Aberdeen, SD
Scott Sperry, Bath, SD
Darin Wiedebush, Mansfield, SD

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DISTRICT 2
(Includes Minnesota)

DIRECTORS:

 


Heather Beaner
Mellette, SD

Ronnie Frericks
Northville, SD

Wallace Knock, Secretary
Willow Lake, SD

Jeff Lakner
Wessington, SD


DELEGATES:

Mark Boekelheide, Northville, SD
Scott Boekelheide, Northville, SD
Andrew Boomsma, Wolsey, SD
Logan Clemensen, Conde, SD
Jay Esser, Redfield, 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
Rory Troske, Turton, 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


DELEGATES:

Vaughn Barondeau, Onaka, SD
Jerry Busch, Kennebec, 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

Liam McManus, Reliance, SD
Norval Millard, Presho, SD
Nick Nemec, Holabird, SD
Katherine Porter, Highmore, SD
Ronnie Prien, Stickney, SD
Harlan Smith, Harrold, SD
John Simonson, Highmore, SD

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DISTRICT 4

DIRECTORS:

 


Quentin Larson
Pollock, SD
 

Dan Malsam
Roscoe, SD
 

Rick Osterday, 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

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

Thomas Schaefbauer, Strasburg, ND
ReEtta Sieh, Leola, SD
Gary Ternes, Strasburg, ND
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

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NONVOTING ADVISORY DIRECTORS
 

                 
ReEtta Sieh                                                   Jay Esser
            District 4                                                      District 2          
                                                Leola, SD                                                   Redfield, SD                                             
      
 

Leadership

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 

- Director of Safety and Environmental, Beth Locken, who brings more than 15 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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