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 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, SD) 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. 

Agtegra's 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. While dedicating our efforts to the safety of our employees and members in all that we do. We commit to supporting our members and their communities for generations to come.
 

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.
  
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
      •    6,627 active producer members

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

AGTEGRA'S â€‹DIRECTORS AND DELEGATES

AT-LARGE

DIRECTORS


Lance Hanson
Groton, SD

Jeff Lakner
Wessington, SD

 Quentin Larson
Pollock, SD
DISTRICT 1 (Includes All States Except Minnesota)
DISTRICT 2 (Includes Minnesota)
DISTRICT 3
DISTRICT 4
NONVOTING ADVISORY DIRECTORS


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!
 
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. For applications contact, Val Weisser or at (605) 725-8341.

Application Timeline:
- August 1 - Application Deadline
- Week of August 16 - Nominating Committee to review applicants and conduct interviews
- September 20 - Applicants to be notified
- Week of December 6 - Orientation (2-hour session)

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 

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.