I'm originally from Oskaloosa, IA. I grew up on the family farm where
we raised corn, soybeans, and hogs. I started my Agriculture career in
2001 as an Agronomist for Van Diest Supply Co. In 2006, I became a
Precision Ag Specialist for NEW Coop in Ft. Dodge. I began working for
Farmers Coop Society in 2012 as their Precision Ag Specialist in
Boyden. Today, I’m the Precision Ag Manager and my favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society
is helping a grower’s operation use new technology and seeing their excitement as it works on their operation.
I am originally from Sibley, IA and I have been with Farmers Coop
Society since 1998. I started my career in Agronomy at the Melvin
location directly out of college. In 2008, I became an Agronomy
Sales Manager and in 2015, I became the Agronomy Department
Manager. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is working with all of our
I am originally from Treynor, Iowa and I first started in the Agriculture Industry in 1993 by mixing fertilizer and running floaters for Treynor Ag Supply. In 1997, I moved to Waulkee for two years, running floaters and working in a grain elevator. In 1999, I worked for Agriland FS as a location manager of three locations. After 11 years, I moved to Orange City and started working for Farmers Coop Society in Sanborn where I managed the Agronomy Operations for the Eastern Division. In 2014, I became a location manager of the Sioux Center Agronomy Department. And in November of 2015, I became the Agronomy Operations Manager for FCS. August 2016 took me back to Sanborn, as the Eastern Division Manager/Agronomy Operations Manager. I enjoy helping out all divisions by making sure we have people in place throughout the company for all operations to succeed.
I’m originally from Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. I started with Farmers Coop Society in 1992 as a crop scout and custom applicator. In 1996, my wife and I decided to drive truck full time. I drove truck long haul for 3 ½ years and then came back to FCS in 2000 as a custom applicator. In 2005, I started my current role as Nutrient Management Specialist. I enjoy working with farmers and challenging them to do the best job possible utilizing nutrients produced by their livestock.
Certifications: Technical Service Provider with NRCS
Tim began his career with FCS back in 1996 when he joined the team as an applicator. He left in 2014 to pursue other opportunities with another coop, which included time as that coop’s Agronomy Operations Manager. In 2017, he made the decision to rejoin the FCS team as an applicator and was recently promoted to the Western Division Agronomy Operations Manager.
Tim grew up on family farm outside of Hawarden, IA. There they farmed around 800 acres, raised beef cattle and had a farrow to finish hog operation. He currently lives outside of Orange City. In his free time, Tim enjoys golfing, target shooting, and chasing after the various school events in which his three children, Benjamin, Samantha, and Sydney, are involved.
I grew up in Leota,
Minnesota and worked at Simplot in Hatfield, MN during the summers while attending Dordt College. After
college, I began my Agriculture career with Alceco in Everly; but have been with
Farmers Coop Society since 1997. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is working with the customers to provide them with agronomic
solutions while helping them achieve success in their farming operation.
I am originally from Merrill, IA and I started working in Agriculture
when I was walking our bean fields and baling hay for my family farm
when I was young. After graduating college, I have been an agronomist
for 20 years in Northwest Iowa as well as Missouri. I have been with
Farmers Coop Society since 2011. My favorite part of my job is being
able to be in the fields and helping farmers be successful.
I’m originally from Allen, Nebraska-Go Cornhuskers! After getting my degree in Ag business, I spent 5 years with the Battle Creek Coop in Pierce, Nebraska. As a result of my time there I gained great experience on crop irrigation. I began my career at Farmers Coop Society in July of 2012. I enjoy bringing new ideas into grower's operations all while providing sustainable, profitable solutions. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is working with customers and helping them resolve problems.
I am originally from Carmel, IA. I began my career in Agriculture in 1995 when I became an applicator and Agronomist at Boxholm Coop. I joined Farmers Coop Society in 2018 as a Site Specific Ag Specialist. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is helping my customers be successful in their operations.
I grew up in Sheldon, IA. I started my career as a Precision Ag Specialist for Gold Eagle Coop in early 2012. Later that year, I joined Farmers Coop Society as a Sales Agronomist at the Sanborn location. I have since moved over to the Boyden location and today I’m an Elite Lead Consultant. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is helping our growers implement ever-changing technology into their operations.
I was born and raised in Sheldon, IA. I began my career as an agronomist in the Spencer area with Great Lakes Coop, now known as Max Yield Coop. In 2005 I joined FCS as an Agronomy Salesman out of the Sanborn location. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is working with farmers and seeing their operations succeed.
I grew up in Graettinger, IA and had the pleasure of beginning my professional career with Farmers Coop Society in May 2000. I have been working in the Ritter location ever since. I work with my producers to put together individual plans that match fertility, seed, and chemistry to maximize every acre of their farms. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is being able to work with producers to meet the challenges of raising the best crop possible each year.
I am originally from Dunlap, IA. I started working for Conagra Fertilizer in 1981 in Agronomy Sales and as an agronomy applicator. In 1997, I transitioned to Farm Service Coop in Denison, IA where I was the branch manager and an Agronomist for 10 years. In 2007, I joined Farmers Coop Society, working in Agronomy Sales at the Melvin location and am still in that role today. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is helping growers make the most profit from their inputs and working with the people I get to see every day.
I am originally from Boyden, Iowa. In 2005, I started working for a nursery and landscaping company in Sioux Center. I joined FCS in 2015 as an applicator and agronomy tech. I am now an agronomist at the Little Rock location. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is working hand-in-hand with farmers to achieve their yield goals while maintaining profitability.
I’m originally from Sibley, IA. Prior to FCS I was an agronomist for First Coop Association for 11 years. In 2006 I joined Farmers Coop Society in Agronomy Sales, operating out of the Ireton location. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is helping my customers find solutions to their problems.
I am originally from Sioux Center and began my career in Agriculture as a Mill Specialist in 2010 for Mix-Rite Inc. In 2016, I joined Farmers Coop Society as an Agronomy Technician out of the Sanborn location. I moved into my current role of Agronomy Sales out of the Ireton location in 2017. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is meeting with farmers and taking care of their needs to benefit their operations.
I am originally from Pipestone, MN and I have been with Farmers Coop
Society since 2008. After college, I started as an applicator at the
Sioux Center location. Then in 2018, I moved to an Agronomy sales role
at the Boyden location. My favorite part of the job is being out in the
fields and working with farmers to meet their needs.
Tyson grew up on a family farm in central South Dakota,
where he was involved in a diversified crop, livestock, and dairy operation. He
earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from South Dakota State University,
and has worked as an agronomist since 2013. Tyson is most passionate about
building long-term relationships with his growers as he strives to maximize
their yields in an effort to increase profitability.
In his free time, Tyson enjoys working at his farm,
golfing, and traveling with his wife, Ashley.
I am originally from Boyden, IA. I began my agricultural career with Farmers Coop Society in 2015 as an Agronomy Intern. In 2017 I went to work as an applicator at another local coop but made my way back to FCS in 2018. Today, I’m an Agronomy Tech out of the Sioux Center location and my favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is interacting with customers and helping them in any way I can.
I am originally from Granville, IA. I began my career in agriculture for Remsen Farmers Coop as an applicator in 2017. In September of 2018 I started my role as an Agronomy Technician at Farmers Coop Society out of the Sanborn location. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is interacting with customers and integrating new technology to help advance the industry.
I’m originally from Sibley, IA but live in Ashton, IA. I’ve worked in
Agriculture since 2009, when I worked for United Farmers
Coop/Cooperative Farmers Elevator. In 2017, I joined Farmers Coop Society
as a Custom Applicator. I became the Little Rock Location Manager in June 2018. My favorite part of the job is working with our
customers and learning and taking on new challenges. I also enjoy
working on maintaining the facility and our equipment.
Certifications: Application I &II, CDL with Hazmat & Tanker Endorsements, Fire Fighter I &II, HazWoper
I spent my younger years on a Beef/Swine Farm near Oskaloosa, IA. I
started with Farmers Coop Society as a Dairy Nutritionist/Salesperson
soon after I graduated Dordt in 2002. Later, I became a Beef
Nutritionist/Salesperson and lead the ruminant team for FCS. I also
managed our 10,000 head custom feedlot for a couple of years. Once the
feedlot sold; I became the Feed Sales Manager for FCS for the swine,
beef, and dairy teams. And in May 2017, I became the Feed Division
Manager. My favorite part of working for Farmers Coop Society is working with our customers and prospects to find
new and improved ways to serve them. Helping our patrons become more
sustainable and creating a win/win for our customers and FCS is always a
Certifications: BA in Animal Science, PAS in Beef Nutrition, Graduate
of Land O’ Lakes Executive Agribusiness Program through Purdue
University, FSPCA Preventive Controls for Animal Feed
I grew up on farm south of Ottumwa, IA. I graduated from Buena Vista with a Bachelor of Science in accounting. After moving north, I worked as a Controller for a trucking company in Fairmont, MN. I began my career in the Agriculture industry as a Lead Feed Accountant for AG Partners. I joined Farmers Coop Society in December 2013. Today, I supervise the Feed Office team out of the Sioux Center location. I enjoy working with our feed team and our wonderful customers.
I am originally from Westfield, IA. After graduating college, I worked on the family farm. In June 2007, I began my career with Farmers Coop Society in the Feed Department at Ireton. In 2012 I assumed the role Ireton Feed Mill Manager. In 2018 I received the position of Regional Feed Operations Manager overseeing the Ireton, Sioux Center, and Lime Creek locations. My favorite part of my job with Farmers Coop Society is working alongside FCS employees and customers to overcome challenges that we might encounter throughout our day.
I’m originally from Orange City, IA.I joined Farmers Coop Society after college in 2011 as a Swine Specialist. Two years later I moved into my current position as Swine Production Manager. My favorite part of my job with Farmers Coop Society is overseeing herd health and production in order to provide the highest quality care for the animals under our control, which in turn increases profitability for the owners and investors in the facilities we oversee.
Certifications: Pork Quality Assurance Advisor and Transport Quality Assurance Advisor
I’m originally from Sheldon, IA. I joined Farmers Coop Society in 2009, working out of the Sanborn location. After four years, I transitioned into the role of Swine Marketing Specialist for the financed groups in Sioux Center. In addition to working at FCS, I also labor a hog confinement near Sheldon. My favorite part of my job with Farmers Coop Society is helping our producers find their true cost of production and trying to make systems more efficient for them.
I was born and raised on a farrow to finish hog farm a few miles east of Hospers, IA. I went to high school in Orange City before graduating and going through undergrad and vet school at Iowa State University. I graduated from ISU in 2014 with my Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. I have been married to my wife Megan for 11 years and we have been blessed with 4 boys. We live on an acreage near Alton, IA. I started with Farmers Coop Society in late 2019 as veterinarian for the Proven Swine Management team. Before joining FCS I worked as an associate veterinarian for Orange City Vet Clinic for 5 years.
My favorite part of this job is working with an elite team of service managers and caretakers to diagnose and prevent health issues in our barns. I enjoy developing protocols to address potential health challenges before they impact the animals under our care.
I’m originally from Orange City, IA and I worked at a small feed
dealership until I came to Farmers Coop Society in 1992. Currently, I work
with swine producers on contract barns as well as retrofits and pig
placements for their facilities. I enjoy working with my swine producers
and making them successful. I always enjoy meeting new producers
and seeing how I can help them.
I’m originally from Boyden, IA. I started working in Agriculture in 1982 as a Feed Salesman and truck driver for Quality Farm Supply. In 1988, I took a position as an Animal Health and Swine Feed Salesman for PNM Swine Center. I started with Farmers Coop Society as a Swine Specialist in 1996. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is working with our producers to help them solve their problems and improve their profitability.
I’m originally from Newkirk, IA. I started at Farmers Coop Society right after college in 2016. Currently, I am in Swine Sales and my favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is interacting with our customers and seeing them succeed.
I’m originally from Pierson, IA but I currently live South of Ireton with my husband and two children. I have been working in the Swine Industry since 1995, when I was a Farrowing Manager for Iowa Select Farms for a 4,000 head sow farm. I did this for two years until I became the Farm Manager for Pork Elite, west of Ireton. This was a 2,400 head sow farm and I worked there for three years. I came to Farmers Coop Society in 2000 and have been a swine specialist/Contract Labor Coordinator ever since. My favorite part of working at FCS is the people. I enjoy everyone I work with and all the customers that I can help on a daily basis.
I was born and raised in Hull, Iowa. I joined the Farmers Coop
Society team through Purina in September of 2015. I’ve been working with
cattle since high school and have done everything from milking cows, to
working feeder cattle, and even calving cows. I love working with our
FCS producers to find which feeding program is the most beneficial for
each individual operation.
Cole was an Agronomy Salesman for Farm Nutrients. He is originally from Garner, IA and has one brother. In his spare time, Cole enjoys raising purebred Angus show cattle and is an owner of Greiman Family Angus.
Kim has been with Farmers Coop Society since March 2014. She started as an Administrative Assistance and has also been a Feed Merchandising Assistant. Kim has seen the opportunities for growth within the company and has advanced her career again. Kim is excited for the challenges this position offers and is looking forward to this transition.
Kim is married to Cody Van Drie, our Elite Lead Consultant in Boyden. In her free time, Kim enjoys spending time with her friends, playing wallyball, and going on trips with her husband. She also likes to travel down to Ames and tailgate at Iowa State Football games. GO STATE!
I am originally from Lake Preston, SD. I started my professional
career with Schwan’s Home Service and then with Rock County Land
Management Office. I came to Farmers Coop Society in 2018. My favorite
part of my job is working with our producers to ensure they receive a
Prior to joining our team, Scott was a Regional Plant Manager at Hubbard Feeds, Inc and has over 26 years of experience in feed manufacturing management. In 2020, Scott joined the FCS Team as the Eastern Division Feed Mill Operations Manager.
Scott and his wife Ammie currently live in Sergeant Bluff, IA with their two children Kaitlyn (19) and Karlie(15). Scott is originally from Olathe, Kansas. He attended college at Kansas State where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Milling Science and Management.
In his spare time, Scott enjoys camping, fishing, hiking and playing golf.
Brain Honkomp grew up in Ashton, Ia and now lives on an acreage East of Ritter with his wife Monica and their four daughters.
Brian as over 25 years of feed knowledge and experience before he joined Farmers Coop Society in 2020. He began his feed career in 1996 in our Ritter feed mill location and then went to Deluxe Feed for almost 20 years. When he talks about his favorite part of his position he says he loves working as a team to produce high quality products for his customer.
I am originally from East Moline, Illinois and I have traded grain throughout my professional career. I started in 2001, working for privately held companies in the country elevator system. In 2006, I began trading grain for a feed company in Iowa. I joined Farmers Coop Society as the Assistant Grain Manager/Bulk Ingredient Merchandiser in 2014. Today, I am the Feed Purchasing Manager working out of the Sioux Center location. My duties include procuring all of the company's raw ingredient needs, working with the customer on formulation, and managing inventory of raw ingredients. My favorite part of working with Farmers Coop Society is working with our customers. You never know what new obstacles or opportunities will present themselves.
I am originally from Treynor, Iowa and I first started in the Agriculture Industry in 1993 by mixing fertilizer and running floaters for Treynor Ag Supply. In 1997, I moved to Waukee for two years, running floaters and working in a grain elevator. In 1999, I worked for Agriland FS as a location manager of three locations, After 11 years, I moved to Orange City and started working for Farmers Coop Society in Sanborn where I managed the Agronomy Operations for the Eastern Division. In 2014 I became a location manager of the Sioux Center Agronomy Department. And then in November of 2015, I became the Agronomy Operations Manager for FCS. August 2016 took me back to Sanborn, as the Eastern Division Manager/Agronomy Operations Manager. I enjoy helping out all divisions by making sure we have people in place throughout the company for all operations to succeed.
Cory Mulder has accepted the role of Director of Western Grain Operations. Cory began his career with Farmers Coop Society in 2015 in Worthing, and shortly after became the Grain Foreman in Alcester, while also helping out in Ireton with Operations.
Recently, Cory has been filling in as the Interim Manager of Ireton. Cory has extensive experience working in the Coop setting. He started at a coop in southeast South Dakota part time during high school and continued after graduating, when he moved into an full-time Operations role. He spent 10 years there before joining FCS.
Cory grew up in Canton, SD and currently lives on an acreage outside of Canton with his wife Brittney. Together they have 4 children, Braxton (13), Brynn (10), Bailey (9), and Berkley (7), that keep them very busy, as they are very active in sports and other activities. Cory coaches a traveling baseball team that his son is on, and the family enjoys going to all the other sporting events and extra activities that the kids are in. If there is any spare time, they enjoy going on vacation to anywhere that is warm.
Braden is our Eastern Grain Originator and Marketing Specialist and is working in our Sanborn location. Braden spent his entire life in agriculture and knew he wanted to stay in the industry. He grew up on feeder cattle and dairy farm near Middleburg, IA.
Braden graduated from Dordt University in 2012 with an Agri-business degree. After graduating, he went to work for a local cooperative in their feed department. Eventually he moved into agronomy, first as an applicator and then as an agronomy sales tech here at FCS. He has spent the past two years working with Town and Country Implement of Orange City in Ag. Equipment Sales.
Braden lives in Orange City with his wife Elsa and their three daughters: Sutton (2nd Grade), Leighton (Pre-School), and Sylvie (1 year old). Elsa works part time at Atlas of Orange City as their Office Manager. In his free time Braden takes care of 2400 head of feeder pigs and enjoys spending time with his family and serving in his church as a Deacon.
Mike has been in the grain business for 27 years. He started at the local coop in his hometown of Sisseton, SD but then moved to the Sioux Falls area in 2005. He worked for Cargill for 11 years and Central Farmers CO-OP in Marion for 3 years.
Mike and his wife Michelle live in Sioux Falls with their 5 boys: Tanner (22), Tate (19), Caleb (16) Treyson (15) and Jace (14). In his spare time, Mike enjoys attending activities with his children. Caleb is active in football and baseball. Treyson enjoys baseball and show choir and Jace is on the Sioux Falls Swim Team.
I was born and raised South of Sheldon. Today, I am the
location manager in Boyden; however, I started working for
Farmers Coop Society in September 1999. I began my career on the outside
crew; working in grain and agronomy. I dumped grain, applied fertilizer,
and sprayed for the location. After working at this location for 17
years, I became the location manager. My favorite part of my job is the
interaction with the producers. Growing up in this area and being in
this location for so long, I have developed meaningful relationships with
the local growers.
I'm originally from Lake Wilson, MN and started with Farmers Coop Society when the Lime Creek location was acquired in 2012. I began my Agriculture career in 1980 as a feed truck driver and I have worked my way up to being the Lime Creek Location Manager. My favorite part of my job is working outside and visiting with all the producers that come through our facility.
Warren is our Western Marketing Specialist and is working in our Sioux Center location. Warren grew up in Jasper, MN on a livestock and grain farm. He relocated to Centerville after college and currently lives there with his wife, Cheryl. Warren has a stepson Greg and two grandchildren. In his free time, Warren enjoys working on classic cars and pickups and attending Car Shine and Show Events and Cruise nights with the Cars in the Centerville area. He also enjoys attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. .
Prior to joining the team at FCS, Warren was a Feed Account Manager with Land O’ Lakes for 19 years. He also worked as a Senior Merchandiser for Poet Nutrition, managing Rail Sales for DDG’s in the Eastern and Southeast territories to large feed accounts. Warren attended South Dakota State University and has degrees in Animal Science and Dairy Science.
I am originally from Ohio and attended Ohio State University where I received a B.S. in Agricultural Economics. After completing my undergraduate degree I attended Iowa State University, receiving a M.S. degree in Agricultural Economics. I began a 15 year career with Anheuser-Busch and while there held a number of roles with progressive responsibilities. Then I spent 10 years with Dairy Farmers of America, Inc. as their Sr. VP of Supply Chain. I started with Farmers Coop Society in 2018 and I am very honored and excited to be part of the FCS organization. I enjoy working with our outstanding staff and serving the membership and customers of the cooperative.
I am originally from Sioux Center, Ia. This is my first year with Farmers Coop Society. Previously, I worked at Sioux Center Health for 17 years and was their CFO for the last nine years. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is being able to work in the agriculture industry and working to create value for our members.
Jason is originally from Terre Haute, IN but his career has taken him from Indiana to California to Illinois and now Iowa. Jason graduated from Purdue in 2000 and has spent the last 15 years in operations with ABF Freight System in LTL. He was responsible for inbound and outbound linehaul dispatch as well as being an operations manager.
Jason and his wife Stephanie have two kids. Lyssa, who is turning 9 next month, and Kaeden who is seven. Jason enjoys spending time with his family and their new great Dane pup or as Jason refers to him- his small horse. His name is Hightower and 120 lbs.
I grew up on a small family farm in Wakonda, SD. After college, I moved back to the farm and ran the operation along with working full time. I spent 14 years working at Walmart and I was responsible for managing five different locations during my last nine years. In 2014, I decided that I needed a career that allowed me to put my family first. I got a position with Farmers Coop Society as the Human Resources Director. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society are the people and growing our team for the future.
I’m originally from Sully, IA and I first began my professional career with
Alpha Omega Publications. After that, I went to work for The Foreign Candy Company for
almost two years. In 2008, I came to Farmers Coop Society where I’ve spent the last 10 years in IT. My favorite
part of my job is the variety of technologies I get to work with everyday. I also enjoy being able to visit every location in the company.
I grew up on a family farm in Minnesota. I’ve worked in construction, aircraft, and the food industry for 20 years prior to
coming to Farmers Coop Society. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is being able to help
others. I enjoy being a resource to people and it’s great to work
with people that care about their company. People here are doing an
excellent job working together and building relationships with our
I am originally from Menno, SD but currently live in Sioux Falls, SD. I began my career with Farmers Coop Society in February 2018. Previously, I spent 16 years with Walmart Stores Incorporated and was a CO-Manager of a Sioux Falls location. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is getting to meet with each new employee that comes to FCS.
Brandi grew up in Onida, SD and is currently living in Vermillion with her husband and two children. Brandi graduated from University in South Dakota with her bachelor's degree. Prior to working at Farmers Coop Society, she worked for Walmart for 21 years, managing two different locations. She also has more than 15 years of management experience. Her favorite part of working at FCS is working with the people and helping them be successful in their career goals.
I am originally from Madrid, IA but currently live in Sheldon. I
first started my professional career with The Foreign Candy Company in
2011, where I worked in Marketing. I started Farmers Coop Society in
2018 as the Communications Manager. My favorite part of my job is
meeting all of the wonderful employees and our customers. Everyone truly
looks out for our customer first.