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

May 17, 2022

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

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

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

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 filling the need for more people trained to help in emergency situations.

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

Apr 26, 2022

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

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 members, employees, and sometimes even the board members themselves.  

Leading Ag Retailers Walk Before They Run With Autonomy

Apr 11, 2022

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 adopters—say they didn’t even believe it until they saw it. 

Ukrainian Crisis' Impact On Crop Protection and Fertilizer Markets

Mar 17, 2022

Living in the Midwest, it can be easy to embrace a mindset that far-off events will have little effect on our daily lives. However, those in the agriculture industry know this is far from the truth. With the Russian invasion of Ukraine on repeat on our airwaves, many farmers have started asking important questions about how these events are going to impact an already volatile market and what challenges could arise as the growing season nears. 

Chris Pearson to transition leadership of Agtegra

Mar 09, 2022

Chris Pearson, CEO of Agtegra Cooperative, notified the Board of Directors that he will be departing as the CEO on July 1, 2022. Pearson has been with the cooperative since 2013 and served as CEO for 5 years. He was instrumental in the formation of Agtegra in 2018, which has grown to be the nation’s largest locally owned agricultural supply cooperative with 74 locations.

Ag Tech Days 2022

Feb 23, 2022

Ag Tech Days 2022

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