AGTEGRA NEWS

Agtegra Cooperative Announces New Leadership Team Members    

Jul 25, 2022 | Agtegra
Agtegra Cooperative is pleased to announce promotions to its Senior Leadership Team.  Agtegra’s CEO Jason Klootwyk noted, “As we continue to invest in our core assets, we must also find ways to strategically grow the business and drive collaboration; with that in...

Agtegra Donates Recycled Park Benches to Communities

Jul 12, 2022 | Agtegra
As part of their annual feed tub recycling program, Agtegra Cooperative has donated recycled park benches to four of its communities this year: Bowdle, Strasburg, Warner and Willow Lake. For the past two years, Agtegra has offered discounts on new Purina® tubs for each tub...

Africa Native Experiences South Dakota Agriculture through Agtegra Internship and SDSU

Jun 24, 2022 | Agtegra
For Zeca da Silva, an internship with Agtegra is providing him with much more than a work experience – he’s gaining skills and knowledge to bring back to his farm in Africa. A native of Guinea-Bissau, a country on the west coast of Africa, Zeca came to the United S...

Handling & Disposing Chemical Containers

Jun 20, 2022 | Agtegra
Have empty chemical jugs laying around the farm? Aren’t sure how to store leftover chemicals until spring? We’ve got the answers you’ve been looking for! All chemical jugs, whether empty or full, must be stored in accordance with label recommendations and in ...

Agtegra Cooperative Announces New CEO Jason Klootwyk

Jun 14, 2022 | Agtegra
(Aberdeen, SD) June 13, 2022 – The Agtegra Cooperative Board of Directors is pleased to announce and welcome Jason Klootwyk as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective June 13, 2022.  Jason is a seasoned agricultural executive with over 20 years of experience. ...

Herd Feed vs. Show Feed

Jun 09, 2022 | Agtegra
Deciding what to feed your show livestock during the summer can often be one of the most challenging questions to answer.  

Agtegra Cooperative Announces Scholarship Recipients

May 24, 2022 | Agtegra
Agtegra Cooperative is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 Agtegra Scholarships, including eight high school seniors and three current college students for the 2022-2023 school year. The purpose of the scholarship program is to further the advancement of the agricultur...

In With the New: Ag Technologies Introduced to Member-Owners

May 23, 2022 | Agtegra
Agriculture is an ever-changing industry, and new technology is introduced practically every day. As new developments take shape, Agtegra recognizes the need to adapt and strives to stay ahead of the curve by finding methods to best serve our growers.  

Hear how Chris Pearson, CEO of Agtegra, is thinking about the future of broadband

May 17, 2022 | Agtegra
Hear how Chris Pearson, CEO of Agtegra, is thinking about the future of broadband Q: What are some of the trends you’re seeing in farming? A: Farming continues to evolve as consumer expectations, weather, political landscape, and technology change. 

Carbon Markets – Breaking down the hype!

May 12, 2022 | Agtegra
Carbon credits have become the subject of many agricultural publication advertisements over the past year and have caused many farmers to research the options of selling carbon credits or carbon offsets on farmland.

Director Spotlight: Quentin Larson

May 09, 2022 | Agtegra
Quentin graduated from Pollock High School in 1976 and then went to work at Pollock Farmers Elevator as a laborer, bookkeeper, and assistant manager.  He and his wife Lori were married in 1979.  In 1981, they took over the family farm (homesteaded in 1889). 

Agtegra employees trained in emergency care through pilot program

May 03, 2022 | Agtegra
When an emergency strikes in the rural Dakotas, it can take several minutes before emergency medical service personnel arrive to the scene. With much of the region considered medically underserved, a partnership between Agtegra and healthcare providers has become a step towards f...

Agtegra Cooperative’s Garret Foos named Applicator of the Year by the South Dakota Agri-Business Association

Apr 26, 2022 | Agtegra
Aberdeen, S.D. - The South Dakota Agri-Business Association has named Agtegra Cooperative’s Garret Foos as the 2022 Applicator of the Year. Foos was recognized on Jan. 19 at the South Dakota Ag Expo held in Sioux Falls. 

Message from the Board

Apr 18, 2022 | Agtegra
One of the crucial (and unique) aspects of a cooperative is the fact that they are governed by a board of customers – in our case, farmers.  While this can be an advantage for the cooperative, the actual role of the board of directors is often a source of confusion for...

Leading Ag Retailers Walk Before They Run With Autonomy

Apr 11, 2022 | Agtegra
Autonomy has arrived in agriculture. That’s the takeaway from talking with the tech team at Agtegra in South Dakota after they demonstrated a Raven OMNiPOWER unit this past fall for spreading applications. Matthew Boomsma and Neal Hiemstra—self-admitted early tech ado...

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