Bowdle Grain Facility

West Bowdle Grain Facility Upgrade

Mar 26, 2024 | Agtegra
Agtegra Cooperative is pleased to announce a significant facility upgrade at our West Bowdle Shuttle Terminal.
Wally Knock Receives Award

Knock Named NCFC Farmer Co-op Director of the Year

Mar 06, 2024 | Agtegra
The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) announced Agtegra Director Wallace “Wally” Knock of Willow Lake, South Dakota, as the 2024 Farmer Co-op Director of the Year. The announcement was made at the NCFC Annual Meeting on Feb. 15 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida...

EPA Issues Existing Stocks Order for Dicamba Products

Feb 27, 2024 | Agtegra
On February 6, 2024, a ruling by the U.S. District Court of Arizona vacated the 2020 registrations for OTT dicamba products XtendiMax, Engenia, and Tavium. On February 14, the EPA issued an order with the requirements for XtendiMax, Engenia, and Tavium. We want to assure cus...

Agtegra Cooperative Announces the Purchase of Aurora Cooperative’s South Dakota Agronomy Assets

Feb 06, 2024 | Agtegra
Agtegra Cooperative is excited to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Aurora Cooperative Elevator Company (“Aurora Cooperative”), a Nebraska cooperative, to acquire its two South Dakota agronomy locations at Mitchell and Tyndall. The transaction is exp...
Kim Vanneman Family

Director Spotlight: Kim Vanneman

Jan 25, 2024 | Agtegra
Kim Vanneman and her husband, Clint, are co-owners of Vanneman Farms, which is located near Ideal, South Dakota. Their son, Justin, and daughter-in-law, Tasha, joined the operation in 2015. Together, they raise corn, soybeans, milo, winter wheat, oats, alfalfa and grass hay. They...
Garden beds

The Root Cause: GroundWorks Connect Impacts Youth in SD Communities

Jan 22, 2024 | Agtegra
Agtegra strives to make a meaningful impact in our communities by partnering with organizations whose missions focus on food security, agriculture education and health and safety. Founded in 2011, GroundWorks Connect brings agriculture and education together through three pr...
Agtegra Board President Rick Osterday speaks to the members at the annual member meeting.

Agtegra Cooperative Holds 2023 Annual Member Meeting

Jan 08, 2024 | Agtegra
Agtegra Cooperative held its annual member meeting on Wednesday, December 13, 2023. Management and board leaders discussed the cooperative’s performance and the vision for future growth. Agtegra also announced the results of the 2023 director and delegate election.

Agtegra Cooperative Announces New CHRO Kristi Johnson

Nov 21, 2023 | Agtegra
Agtegra Cooperative is pleased to announce and welcome Kristi Johnson as its new Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO), effective December 11, 2023. In this role, Kristi will be responsible for leading the company’s human resource strategy and providing innovative and creati...
Matthew and Scott Sperry stand next to red sprayer

Meet the Sperry Family: Four Generations of Cooperative Governance Leadership

Nov 03, 2023 | Agtegra
While multi-generational family farms are common across much of the Midwest, it is not as common to find multiple generations involved in the governance of a cooperative. But for the Sperry family of Bath, South Dakota, four generations have been involved in Agtegra’s gover...

Agtegra Cooperative Announces Contribution to the South Dakota State Fair “Raise The SHED” Campaign

Oct 26, 2023 | Agtegra
ABERDEEN, S.D. – Agtegra Cooperative has committed a financial pledge to the ‘Raise The SHED’ fundraising campaign. The SHED will be the new home for open class sheep at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds and serve as a multi-purpose facility including a show ar...
Jeff Lakner Family

Director Spotlight: Jeff Lakner

Sep 08, 2023 | Agtegra
Jeff Lakner, with his wife Myrna and son Drew, operate Lakner Farms LLC, a diversified grain and livestock farm north of Wessington, South Dakota. Jeff received his Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness from South Dakota State University and has four adult children.
Joe Airheart shows a student how to use planter technology

Agriculture Industry and Education Partnership Yields Results

Aug 29, 2023 | Agtegra
Huron Innovation Center places emphasis on agricultural education through Mitchell Tech partnership  

Internship Kickoff Event Excites Interns for Their Journey with Agtegra Cooperative

Jun 21, 2023 | Agtegra
Agtegra Cooperative hosted its annual internship kickoff event on Thursday, May 18, at the Dakota Event Center in Aberdeen, South Dakota. The event marked the start of an educational and informative summer for 41 talented interns, representing 12 institutions across South Dakota,...

A Glimpse into Agtegra Energy: A Q & A with Milt Handcock, SVP of Energy & Feed

Jun 15, 2023 | Agtegra
Read more to learn about what Milt Handcock, Agtegra SVP of Energy and Feed, thinks about the energy division's accomplishments, what the sales team is doing to increase efficiency in serving customers, how Agtegra combats supply chain shortages and what his outlook for the 2...