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.
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 was born and raised in Melvin and I started with Farmers Coop Society in March of 1988. Before FCS, I worked for six years with Allendorf Elevator. I am the Melvin Location Manager and am proud to say that I still farm on the side today. My favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is working with all different customers, giving good service, and helping the customer with all of their needs.
Certifications: CDL with Hazmat, Commercial Pesticide Applicator with IA-IB-IC
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
Brian was originally from Jefferson, IA and now lives in Sioux Falls, SD with his wife Kammie and their four kids. Brian has been in the agriculture industry for the last 11 years and has been with Farmers Coop Society since early 2018. Brian's favorite part of working at Farmers Coop Society is his interaction with his customers. He continuously works to make Alcester a farmer friendly place to bring their grain.
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.
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.