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Help is Available - Community Relief & Support

News > Help is Available - Community Relief & Support

These past few days have caused so much damage and hardship in our local communities, and without our communities, Farmers Coop Society ...

Small Investments, Big Returns: In-Season Soybean Management

News > Small Investments, Big Returns: In-Season Soybean Management

Optimism for soybean yields should still be as high as ever!

FCS Advancing Market Access

News > FCS Advancing Market Access

Over the past few years market access has started to take on new forms.

Spray Smarter with RightSpot Technology

News > Spray Smarter with RightSpot Technology

Unlocking Efficiency and Precision in Every Drop

Small Investments, Big Returns: In-Season Corn Management

News > Small Investments, Big Returns: In-Season Corn Management

There are multiple in season management decisions you can control that can improve your bottom line.

Grain Market and Strategy Meeting

News > Grain Market and Strategy Meeting

Join us June 4th or 5th to discuss grain marketing!

Concerned About Nitrogen Loss?

News > Concerned About Nitrogen Loss?

Spring of 2024 has caused some potentially significant nitrogen loss in certain fields.

Trace Genomics

News > Trace Genomics

Next Level Soil Testing Technology to Better Understand Your Fields

Preorder Your Sullivan Supply & Purina Feed Additives Now!

News > Preorder Your Sullivan Supply & Purina Feed Additives Now!

Pick Up Your Sullivan Supply & Purina Feed Products at the Fairs.

Member's Cut Groundbreaking

News > Member's Cut Groundbreaking

Farmers Coop Society Celebrates Groundbreaking of Member’s Cut!

Spring 2024 Magazine

News > Spring 2024 Magazine

Inside the issue: BioVerified: Helping Sort Through the Biological Market

Farmers Coop Society Grain Team

News > Farmers Coop Society Grain Team

Contact our originators at (712) 722-2671!

2024 Pre-Season Planting Meetings

News > 2024 Pre-Season Planting Meetings

Join us on March 26th or 27th!

Sanborn Liquid Fertilizer and Chemical Shed

News > Sanborn Liquid Fertilizer and Chemical Shed

Click to see more of the new shed!

New Seed Treatment Options for 2024

News > New Seed Treatment Options for 2024

FCS will have a new seed treatment option targeting soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) for spring of 2024 with addition of Ilevo from BASF.

Grain Market Outlook Meetings

News > Grain Market Outlook Meetings

Join us January 29th or 30th for a market update!

January Cattle Update: Minerals-What's the Big Deal?

News > January Cattle Update: Minerals-What's the Big Deal?

One very important, and sometimes overlooked, aspect of cow health is their mineral intake. Cows require a certain mineral intake each day for their bodies to function properly.

Custom Feeding Contacts

News > Custom Feeding Contacts

If you are interested in participating in Farmers Coop Society's Custom Feeding Program, click here for more information.

2024 Christmas and New Year's Hours

News > 2024 Christmas and New Year's Hours

With the holiday season, FCS is giving our employees a little extra time off this year.

2024 Truterra Offerings

News > 2024 Truterra Offerings

At Farmers Coop Society we strive to support our growers in as many ways as possible. One of the ways that we do this is by providing access to beneficial programs, including a variety of carbon credit programs.

Elevating Grain Facilities with Strategic Investments

News > Elevating Grain Facilities with Strategic Investments

The Board of Directors and Management of Farmers Coop Society are pleased to announce a multifaceted initiative, solidifying our dedication to efficiency and innovation. This plan involves the expansion of its grain handling capabilities at two of its locations: Sioux Center and Ireton.

November Calf Update

News > November Calf Update

Calves experience one of the more stressful periods of their lives as they are brought to the feed yard.

Eric & Jessica Oolman's Story

News > Eric & Jessica Oolman's Story

“In my opinion, there’s no better way to raise your family. I’m proud of that we do at every step,” Eric Oolman.

FCS Receives National Recognition for 2023 NACD Friend of Conservation Award

News > FCS Receives National Recognition for 2023 NACD Friend of Conservation Award

FCS's strategy of "High Road to High Yields" says a lot in a few words. It is rooted in a strong ethic of sustainability and environmental stewardship while developing and enhancing on farm production.

Tailgate Talks: Harvest Standability

News > Tailgate Talks: Harvest Standability

Join Tyson and Jim McDermott as they discuss importance of harvest timing!

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Union Grove

News > Celebrate the Grand Opening of Union Grove

Union Grove, the latest addition to the Farmers Coop Society family, is set to revolutionize your grain-handling experience. As our 10th facility and the 3rd in South Dakota, we couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome you to this state-of-the-art venture.

Fall 2023 Magazine

News > Fall 2023 Magazine

Inside this issue: Efficiency Meets Innovation at Union Grove

Maximizing Your ROI Through Manure Testing

News > Maximizing Your ROI Through Manure Testing

Receive a discount on all manure samples turned in during this promotion!

Open Houses & RFID Card Set-Up Coming this Fall

News > Open Houses & RFID Card Set-Up Coming this Fall

Union Grove, Ireton, and Alcester Open Houses happening this September! Don't miss out on the chance to check out these upgraded facilities.

Lock In Seed with Your FCS Agronomist

News > Lock In Seed with Your FCS Agronomist

Lock In your seed choices for planting season 2024. FCS offers an extensive lineup of corn and soybean genetics and traits. Our agronomy team is experienced and ready to help you build your strategy for next season.

Vaughn & Ben Johnson's Story

News > Vaughn & Ben Johnson's Story

Innovation is an important piece to any successful agriculture operation. Often when individuals think of innovation, they think of technological advancements, but that isn’t always the case. Meet Vaughn and Ben Johnson.

Unveiling our Enhanced Grain Facility Upgrades for Harvest 2023!

News > Unveiling our Enhanced Grain Facility Upgrades for Harvest 2023!

There are big things happening in the grain division at Farmers Coop Society. Our mission is to be a leader in innovation and excellence

August Beef Update

News > August Beef Update

In the last article we discussed the importance of talking about feed intakes and deliveries on a dry matter basis because cattle eat dry matter. This month, we’d like to dive more into bunk management.

Tailgate Talks: Cover Crops

News > Tailgate Talks: Cover Crops

Join Tyson and Josh Plueger as they discuss cover crops and how they can impact your operation.

How Should I Handle Marginal Farm Land?

News > How Should I Handle Marginal Farm Land?

The Iowa Soybean Association RCFI along with Two Degrees Adapt have a survey designed to assist in making decisions surrounding marginal land.

Cover Crops: Cost Share Available

News > Cover Crops: Cost Share Available

$25 per acre available with no acre cap!

Tailgate Talks: Aerial Application

News > Tailgate Talks: Aerial Application

Join Aric as he discusses what goes into quality aerial application with Bruce Van Beek at R & M Spraying.

0% Interest Until January 2024 on Fungicides!

News > 0% Interest Until January 2024 on Fungicides!

Delay Billing Available FCS is offering a simple, 0% interest, delay billing option to customers for fungicide applications with no extra paperwork or hoops to jump through

Tailgate Talks: Grasshoppers

News > Tailgate Talks: Grasshoppers

Join us for the latest episode of Tailgate Talks discussing grasshoppers!

June Market Recap

News > June Market Recap

June Grain Market Recap! Join our experts as they discuss the impact of June's Stocks and Acres Report!

Delayed Price on Corn Closing

News > Delayed Price on Corn Closing

Effective on the close of business July 7th we will be closing free DP on new corn deliveries.

June Cow/Calf Update

News > June Cow/Calf Update

It's starting to really feel like summer! And as you turn bulls out, or prepare to, we need to remember some cow related truths. Cows will not cycle and rebreed if they are in a negative energy balance.

Looking to Add More Nitrogen?

News > Looking to Add More Nitrogen?

FCS has two high clearance Hagie sprayers set-up with 360 Yield Y-Drop nozzle technology. These machines give flexibility to apply nitrogen through corn tassel.

Formula for High Yield Soybeans

News > Formula for High Yield Soybeans

Unlock 100 Bushel Soybeans

Jeff Koops: Field to Market 2023 Trusted Adviser Spotlight Honoree

News > Jeff Koops: Field to Market 2023 Trusted Adviser Spotlight Honoree

Farmers Coop Society is proud to announce Jeff Koops has been recognized as one of Field to Market’s 2023 Trusted Adviser Spotlight Honorees!

May Beef Update

News > May Beef Update

This is the first of many feedlot specific updates that we will bring to you from the FCA Beef Group. The first two things we will discuss are two items that cost you nothing other than your time. One is bunk management and the other is feed storage management. These are both awkward conversations to have.

May Cow/Calf Update

News > May Cow/Calf Update

Grass and warm weather are finally here. As we get ready to turn bulls out we need to remember some cow related truths. Cows will not cycle and rebreed if they are in a negative energy balance.

Jeremy Jansen's Story

News > Jeremy Jansen's Story

The beef industry is a vital portion of the agricultural industry, and Farmers Coop Society is proud to be able to celebrate one of our many excellent beef producers, Jeremy Jansen.

Formula for High Yield Corn

News > Formula for High Yield Corn

Unlock 300 Bushel Corn

Bioreactor and Cover Crop Field Day

News > Bioreactor and Cover Crop Field Day

Field Day hosted by Iowa Learning Farms to be held June 6th near Ireton!

FCS Privacy Policy

News > FCS Privacy Policy

FCS App Privacy Policy

Railroad Crossing Closures at 3rd and 4th Street

News > Railroad Crossing Closures at 3rd and 4th Street

Crossings will be closed from May 22nd through May 29th, click here to learn more.

Tailgate Talks: Sanborn Seed Shed

News > Tailgate Talks: Sanborn Seed Shed

Starting this spring 2023 our new seed shed in Sanborn is open for business! Sanborn has long been a hub location for fertilizer, chemical, as well as bulk seed and seed treatment.

Spring 2023 Magazine

News > Spring 2023 Magazine

Inside this issue: Spotlight on Sanborn, No Basis Established, The Future is Now: Warden CX II, and Quality You Can Count On

March 2023 Market Recap

News > March 2023 Market Recap

This month on our monthly grain market recap P.J. Frederick joined Isaac to go over the major events in the grain market during March of 2023.

Roger Feekes's Story

News > Roger Feekes's Story

“Sustainability gives us the opportunity to make a profit, return our profits back into the operation, and grow in more than acres. It means being able to give back to the community.

Union Grove

Locations > Union Grove

Floyd River Water Quality Partnership-RCPP 2570

News > Floyd River Water Quality Partnership-RCPP 2570

The Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) promotes coordination of NRCS conservation activities with partners that offer value-added contributions to expand our collective ability to address on-farm, watershed, and regional natural resource concerns.

February 2023 Market Recap

News > February 2023 Market Recap

The grain markets are ever changing and can often be difficult to keep track of, our expert Isaac Buresch, along with Chad Richey, of MID-CO discuss the movements of the commodity markets in February 2023.

FCS To Build a New Grain Facility in Southeast South Dakota

News > FCS To Build a New Grain Facility in Southeast South Dakota

The Board of Directors and Management of Farmers Coop Society is pleased to announce the construction of a state-of-the-art grain elevator in southeast South Dakota. The “Union Grove” elevator will be located 9 miles directly south of Beresford, SD, and one quarter mile East of I-29 Exit 38. The construction will start this March and will accept soybeans in the Fall of 2023.

Melvin Spotlight

News > Melvin Spotlight

The Melvin location continues to grow along with the other locations within the Farmers Coop Society family. This location proves important to the community, providing quality agronomy, grain, and livestock services as well as being actively involved with the next generation of farmers through both 4-H and FFA.

Growers Edge Press Release

News > Growers Edge Press Release

Johnston, Iowa and Sioux Center, Iowa – January 12, 2023 – To help farmers adopt practices that improve soil fertility and conserve water, Growers Edge and Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS) have launched a new crop protection plan. This unique offering provides peace of mind and eliminates some of the risk of reduced yields while helping farmers make the switch to more environmentally friendly practices.

Hulstein Family Farms

News > Hulstein Family Farms

Innovation goes beyond technology. Being innovative means having new ideas and the ability to adapt to new tools and technologies. For ...

Where Sustainability Meets Profitability

News > Where Sustainability Meets Profitability

Truterra sustainability programs are designed to meet farmers where they are at in their sustainability journey, field-by-field.

Mike Doran

News > Mike Doran

Farmers Coop Society is committed to our core values of integrity, accountability, leadership, and innovation. We hold these ideals close ...

Cover Crop Workshop

News > Cover Crop Workshop

Iowa Learning Farms, Cover Crop Workshop to be held February 14th at the Sioux County Extension Office in Orange City!

Raak Family Farms

News > Raak Family Farms

Verlyn Raak, a local farmer south of the Sioux Center, has seen these increased demands and pressures placed on farmers and leans into the lessons his father taught him to protect the land with sustainable decisions and to try new ideas and technology.

Alcester Spotlight

News > Alcester Spotlight

The Alcester location was acquired by Farmers Coop Society in 2014. This location is located at the edge of town at 100 Iowa St, it is currently one of only two South Dakota locations and boasts the largest grain facility in the company.

Carbon Credit Payouts to FCS Growers

News > Carbon Credit Payouts to FCS Growers

The program recently paid our growers for their carbon credits and these are the results. From our first offering with Truterra, our growers received a total payout of...

2022 Annual Meeting Wrap Up

News > 2022 Annual Meeting Wrap Up

Thank you to all our members who made 2022 another successful year. We look forward to being able to serve you better with each passing year.

Manure Management

News > Manure Management

It is the time of the year to start thinking about certifying or recertifying for your manure applicator’s license. State law requires manure applicators who remove manure from confinement feeding operations with more than 500 Animal Units (AU) to be certified.

Winter Manure Application

News > Winter Manure Application

Here is a quick refresher on other winter manure application regulations.

Free Delayed Price

News > Free Delayed Price

FCS will be offering Free DP on Monday 11/21/22

Student Tours

News > Student Tours

As your local cooperative, Farmers Coop Society actively strives to invest in the future of agriculture, this can be seen through facility upgrades, innovative programs, and community involvement.

Direct Ship with FCS

News > Direct Ship with FCS

Receive patronage, access additional markets, and reduce freight with FCS Direct Ship!

Pork Producer Spotlight

News > Pork Producer Spotlight

Iowa is the largest pork producer in the United States with approximately 5,400 hog barns.

Coops and Communities, Stronger Together

News > Coops and Communities, Stronger Together

Thank you to all our patrons that have made Farmers Coop Society a success for over 100 years!

The Value of Interns

News > The Value of Interns

College career fair season is here!

HTBC Open House Tour

News > HTBC Open House Tour

The How-To Building Center is excited to invite you all to our Open House Event on Saturday, October 1st, from 9 am -12 pm at 1478 11th Ave. NE, Sioux Center, IA.

FCS Partner - Truterra awarded a $90 Million Grant

News > FCS Partner - Truterra awarded a $90 Million Grant

As a cooperative, it's important for FCS to invest in other cooperatives that put the farmers first and invest in innovative technologies. Land O'Lakes is a partner actively finding new solutions for our growers to continue success today and in the future.

Maximize Your ROI Though Manure Testing

News > Maximize Your ROI Though Manure Testing

Manure testing and proper application to the land can reduce crop input costs; with fertilizer costs rising, it's extremely important to be precise with your application rates. In addition to FCS making it easy, we are offering a discount for all manure samples turned in during the week of September 12- 16th.

Today's Interns - Tomorrow's Leaders

News > Today's Interns - Tomorrow's Leaders

Meet our 2022 Interns!

Fall 2022 Magazine

News > Fall 2022 Magazine

Inside this issue: Higher Costs Pressure Producer's Returns, Today's Interns, Tomorrow's Leaders, CEO Comments, and more.

Qualify for FREE SEED!

News > Qualify for FREE SEED!

Receive extra discounts, other prizes, and a chance to win FREE seed this week only! September 6-16th!

Introducing Our New Cover Crop Storage Facility

News > Introducing Our New Cover Crop Storage Facility

This summer, we built a new cover crop seed storage system at our Sioux Center Agronomy Hub. This facility allows us to continue to be a leader in cover crop options for our growers. It expands our product portfolio by allowing us to offer more species, variety, and custom blends.

Cover Crops Work

News > Cover Crops Work

There has been a great deal of attention from the public, government, and the agricultural industry about using cover crops. So why is everyone so infatuated with the idea of using them?

Fungicides Help Corn and Soybeans Reduce Transpiration and Help Water Conservation

News > Fungicides Help Corn and Soybeans Reduce Transpiration and Help Water Conservation

As of June 30th, 19.3% of Western Iowa is considered abnormally dry and according to the forecast will continue to get drier. During the ...

Tailgate Talks: Innovative Planter Technology

News > Tailgate Talks: Innovative Planter Technology

Corn rootworms have your fields feeling down? We can help! This week on Tailgate Talks Aric and Kevin talk about innovative planter technology! One solution is implementing the SmartBox+ soil-applied insecticide products and SIMPAS application system.

Tailgate Talks: Unlocking 100+ Bushel Beans

News > Tailgate Talks: Unlocking 100+ Bushel Beans

Find out how you can Unlock 300+ Bushel Beans on this week's Tailgate Talks! Aric and Cody discuss how you can maximize your yield with in-season management decisions such as plant health/stress management and disease/insect prevention.

Truterra's New Carbon Offering

News > Truterra's New Carbon Offering

Questions on the new carbon offering? Here's a list of frequently asked questions that can get you started! If you want more information, contact Jeff Koops at 712-441-1352.

New Profitability Opportunities for You!

News > New Profitability Opportunities for You!

Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS) is bringing our growers additional access to profitable opportunities through Truterra’s carbon program, open now through June 30.

WIDA Annual Open House

News > WIDA Annual Open House

FCS is a proud supporter of the Western Iowa Dairy Alliance (WIDA). We are one of the many sponsors for the 14th WIDA Annual Open House which will feature the Schelling Family Dairy Farm this year.

Assess Frost Injury, Crop Recovery

News > Assess Frost Injury, Crop Recovery

NW Iowa had sites get down to 30 degrees on Sunday morning. Today the phone calls, for limited parts of NW Iowa, have been coming in. So, I thought that I would send this to help your decision making - if you have questions.

Connect with FCS!

News > Connect with FCS!

Check out our FCS Customer Account App!

Tailgate Talks: Grid Sampling

News > Tailgate Talks: Grid Sampling

Learn more about Grid Sampling on this weeks Tailgate Talk! Tyson and Aric discuss why grid sampling is the best approach to managing high fertilizer prices.

Wind Erosion: Quantify It

News > Wind Erosion: Quantify It

April 2022 has been the second windiest April in recorded history, second by only a tight margin.

Virtual Tour of New Liquid Fertilizer Plant

News > Virtual Tour of New Liquid Fertilizer Plant

The new, state of the art Liquid Fertilizer Plant is ready for action!

FCS Partners with City of Sioux Center to Increase Supply of Affordable Housing

News > FCS Partners with City of Sioux Center to Increase Supply of Affordable Housing

Farmers Coop Society and The How-To Building Center have partnered with the City of Sioux Center to provide more affordable housing in the Sioux Center Community.

Tailgate Talks: The New Liquid Fertilizer Plant

News > Tailgate Talks: The New Liquid Fertilizer Plant

Take a tour of the new, state of the art Liquid Fertilizer Plant. Increased efficiency, 24-hour farmer pick up, and multiple bulk bins for chemicals are a few of the highlights of this new facility.

The Power of PuriFerm™

News > The Power of PuriFerm™

Purina® Honor® Show cattle, lamb and goat feeds include PuriFerm™.

Recommendations for Planting Soybeans into Corn On Corn

News > Recommendations for Planting Soybeans into Corn On Corn

Due to heavy corn rootworm (CRW) pressures, some fields have not had soybeans planted for quite a few years. A significant agronomic consideration in situations like this is that you MUST add a seed-applied inoculant, failure to do so will lead to substantial yield loss.

Employees Take Action

News > Employees Take Action

At FCS, we value the safety and security of our employees. So, when the feed office knew they were in dire need of a new parking lot, they pulled together and did more than just talk about it.

Check Alfalfa Stands for Winter Injury

News > Check Alfalfa Stands for Winter Injury

As forage stands start to green up this spring, take time to evaluate the stands for any winter injury. It will be especially important to check stands that had significant armyworm damage last fall.

Farmers Coop Society 2022 Spring Magazine

News > Farmers Coop Society 2022 Spring Magazine

Inside this issue: Meet Your 2022 Board Of Directors, Agronomy: Investing in Speed and Efficiency, and Show Cattle Nutrition.

USDA Stocks & Acreage Report 3/31/22

News > USDA Stocks & Acreage Report 3/31/22

Warren is back with all the new facts this season! VOLATILE MARKETS. The market is starting to focus on the new crop, the continued conflict in Ukraine, and future weather projections in the U.S.

Thank You to All Who Attended the Prospective Plantings & Grain Stocks Preview!

News > Thank You to All Who Attended the Prospective Plantings & Grain Stocks Preview!

We would like to thank everybody who attended the Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks Preview meeting!

See if you qualify for conservation practice financial assistance through the RCPP

News > See if you qualify for conservation practice financial assistance through the RCPP

Apply for conservation practice financial assistance through the RCPP, the Regional Conservation Partnership Program. Since you live in the Floyd River Watershed, you may be eligible!

Meet the 2022 Board of Directors!

News > Meet the 2022 Board of Directors!

Meet the 2022 Board of Directors!

Prospective Plantings & Grain Stocks Preview

News > Prospective Plantings & Grain Stocks Preview

We invite you to join us on Tuesday, March 29th at the Boyden Community Building for a Grain Customer Presentation.

Now Offering Sullivan Supply Products!

News > Now Offering Sullivan Supply Products!

Stop in and talk with our team if you have questions about Sullivan Supply Products!

Basic Show Pig Nutrition

News > Basic Show Pig Nutrition

It's Show Time! Let us help you with all your feed needs!

Factors Affecting Carbon Sequestration in Soils January 2022

News > Factors Affecting Carbon Sequestration in Soils January 2022

As the latest Truterra carbon offer is in full swing, it is a great time to discuss factors that affect carbon sequestration in soil.

Join us for the Pre-Season Planter Equipment Meetings on March 23 and 24!

News > Join us for the Pre-Season Planter Equipment Meetings on March 23 and 24!

Ag Leader and Precision Planting Monitors for Spring

Join us for the PQA & TQA Training Event

News > Join us for the PQA & TQA Training Event

PQA is designed to help pig farmers and their employees use best practices to promote food safety.

Supply Chain Issues

News > Supply Chain Issues

The supply chain issues have impacted our Precision Ag equipment as well.

Check Us Out at the Sioux Falls Farm Show!

News > Check Us Out at the Sioux Falls Farm Show!

We are proud to be a part of the 25th Annual Sioux Falls Farm Show located at the Denny Sanford Premier Center. Our booth is #822 so stop by and see all of our latest agricultural technology and services we offer!

Elite Crop Data Review Meeting

News > Elite Crop Data Review Meeting

Thank you to all who attended the Elite Crop Data Review Meeting!

Offerings & Benefits of FCS Service Contract & Inspection Programs

News > Offerings & Benefits of FCS Service Contract & Inspection Programs

Precision Farming has changed farming in many ways for the better. These tools have improved efficiency, allowed for more hours worked, ...

Innovating & Sustainability with a Money-Back Warranty

News > Innovating & Sustainability with a Money-Back Warranty

Leading Producers with Innovation and Excellence - our company’s vision statement guides us each and every day to provide innovative solutions to all of our customers. With our newest offering, Innovation Assurance, we couple the benefits of innovation and sustainability by utilizing cutting edge products and expertise from your FCS Agronomy team with the peace of mind of a money-back warranty.

Elite Crop Data Review Meeting

News > Elite Crop Data Review Meeting

Elite Crop Group Data Review is where the power of our group data comes together to create innovative solutions and discussions that you can take back to your operation and increase efficiencies and drive yields.

Grain Harvest 2021 RECAP

News > Grain Harvest 2021 RECAP

Another grain harvest is successfully in the books for you and your cooperative. It was a very good year for our patrons and Farmers Coop ...

Make Money for Sustainable Practices

News > Make Money for Sustainable Practices

Carbon Credits.... Carbon Neutral.... Carbon Sequestration... Sustainability.....these are all popular topics in today’s society.

Carbon Programs FAQ

News > Carbon Programs FAQ

Questions on our carbon offering? Here's a list of frequently asked questions that can get you started! If you want more information, contact Jeff Koops at 712-441-1352.

Truck Purchasing Program - FCS Member Benefit

News > Truck Purchasing Program - FCS Member Benefit

As a member of Farmers Cooperative Society, you gain access to many benefits that help support your operation. One of these benefits is access to Land ‘O Lakes Truck Purchasing Program.

Profitable Carbon Programs and New Sustainability Opportunities

News > Profitable Carbon Programs and New Sustainability Opportunities

Farmers Cooperative Society (FCS) is bringing access to the 2022 Truterra™ carbon offering on the heels of high farmer interest and participation in Truterra’s inaugural carbon program launched in February 2021.

Location & Office Hour Changes

News > Location & Office Hour Changes

Farmers Coop Society is announcing a change in grain and agronomy office/location hours, effective December 6th.

Chemical Supply Issues Impacting Your 2022 Decisions

News > Chemical Supply Issues Impacting Your 2022 Decisions

How are you planning to overcome chemical supply issues for next season? Partner with FCS to plan ahead and to help you ensure product supply.

Dealing with Chemical Supply Shortages for 2022

News > Dealing with Chemical Supply Shortages for 2022

Supply chain issues have become a global phenomenon over the past 18+ months, and agriculture is beginning to feel some real supply effects that could impact your 2022 decision-making.

Precision Ag Software

Softwarelisting > Precision Ag Software

We offer several different Precision Ag software platforms featuring compatibility across most makes and models. Find the right solution for your operation and enjoy optimal efficiency.

Request a Quote

Requestaquote > Request a Quote

Complete our form to request a quote for the precision ag product(s) in which you are interested and one of our representatives will contact you shortly.

Precision Ag Hardware

Hardwarelisting > Precision Ag Hardware

The full-service approach we take provides you with the right precision ag solutions and the support you need to get more out of every acre.

Celebrating National Coop Month

News > Celebrating National Coop Month

Cooperatives are based on the idea of cooperation and October is National Coop Month. During Harvest every year we come together to say thank you to our farmers, our members, and our owners. Thank you!

Farmers Coop Society 2021 Fall Magazine

News > Farmers Coop Society 2021 Fall Magazine

Inside this issue..Getting ROI Out of High Priced Fertilizer!

Meet our 2021 Agronomy Interns

News > Meet our 2021 Agronomy Interns

For over 10 years, our Agronomy department has offered several internships. Our program is developed so that students interested in agriculture can gain real world experience and knowledge.

Official Rules & Regulations - Sanborn $5K

News > Official Rules & Regulations - Sanborn $5K

Sanborn $5,000 OFFICIAL RULES: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. MAKING A PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR ...

Tailgate Talks: Maximizing Manure Benefits

News > Tailgate Talks: Maximizing Manure Benefits

Maximize Your Manure! Sampling week is Sept 13-17th! Sample your manure this week and get discounts!

Tailgate Talks: Introducing Innovation Assurance

News > Tailgate Talks: Introducing Innovation Assurance

Want to try new and innovative microbiologicals or sustainable agronomic options like cover crops? Worried about the risk vs reward? Try our NEW money back assurance program!

Tailgate Talks: Cover Crop Benefits

News > Tailgate Talks: Cover Crop Benefits

Back again with another Tailgate Talks! 🎥🎥 Aric and Josh are talking cover crop benefits! Cover Crops can provide some 💰💰 benefits and environmentally sustainable choice for you and your acres.

Tailgate Talks: Choosing Your Cover Crops

News > Tailgate Talks: Choosing Your Cover Crops

Do you use cover crops? Should you plant rye? Radish? Oats? Don't know? Aric and Josh help us decide what to chose and what's the best way to apply cover crops. FCS carries a full line-up of state licensed cover crop, as well as, custom seeding options that include custom drilling, aerial application, high clearance air seeing ground application, and broadcast seeding.

Cover Crops are Gaining Momentum!

News > Cover Crops are Gaining Momentum!

Why is everyone so infatuated with the idea of using them? First, there are many environmental benefits from having cover crops.

Seed Week Winners 2021

News > Seed Week Winners 2021

Craig Hoftyzer, of the Boyden area, won the grand prize of $37374.26 worth of FREE DEKALB/Asgrow seed.

Want 0% Interest on Fungicides?

News > Want 0% Interest on Fungicides?

FCS is once again offering 0% interest delayed beginning until January 15th of 2022 for fungicides, insecticides, surfactants, micros, biologicals, and application for customers with a paid up to date FCS account for 0% interest, no additional fees or paperwork!

Fungicides are Designed to Help During Crop Stress

News > Fungicides are Designed to Help During Crop Stress

Fungicides that contain additional plant health components such as Veltyma, Revytek, and Miravis Neo can help reduce this stress hormone and therefore assist the plant when dealing with in season stress.

Grain Contracts Completed Anytime - Anywhere!

News > Grain Contracts Completed Anytime - Anywhere!

Want to get a contract completed quickly? Need to capitalize on the grain market when you can? Start signing your FCS grain contracts electronically TODAY!

Innovative Solutions for High Yield Crops

News > Innovative Solutions for High Yield Crops

FCS is always looking for ways to continuously improve our innovation and technology as a company.

Tailgate Talks: Mid-Season Insecticides

News > Tailgate Talks: Mid-Season Insecticides

Aric and Tyson are back together and they are talking mid-season insecticides! Do you have corn rootworm issues or seeing some alfalfa weevil damage from the dry conditions? They talk you through some options that might work for you!

Save BIG with Summer Equipment Promotions

News > Save BIG with Summer Equipment Promotions

It is important that equipment either increase yield or offer an operational efficiency. Most farmers are doing things right and getting good yields, so what new technology could help improve your farming operation?

Farmers Coop Society 2021 Summer Magazine

News > Farmers Coop Society 2021 Summer Magazine

Inside this issue...Boyden Facility Upgrades & Improvements

In Season Drought Tools

News > In Season Drought Tools

Drought stress can certainly have a negative impact on crop yields and with our current corn and soybean prices, every bushel can mean a lot per acre taken away or put into your pocket. Here are a couple a tools that could make a difference this season.

Tailgate Talks: Post Applying Herbicides

News > Tailgate Talks: Post Applying Herbicides

Aric and Paul talk about the number of soybean varieties on the market today and how post application has changed in the last few years. They cover Xtend®, Enlist E3®, and XtendFlex®. **When applying herbicide always follow product label!

Tailgate Talks: Micronutrients

News > Tailgate Talks: Micronutrients

Ever wondered if micronutrients would help you? Our tissue sampling data says that 60% of the time your crop is deficient in nutrients at that critical V5 stage. Bridge that gap with select micronutrients.

USDA Crop Report 5/24/21

News > USDA Crop Report 5/24/21

Matt talks today's Crop Progress Report and the impact on the grain markets.

USDA Grain WASDE Report 5/12/21

News > USDA Grain WASDE Report 5/12/21

Matt talks today's WASDE Report and the impact on the grain markets.

USDA Grain Report 5/10/21

News > USDA Grain Report 5/10/21

Warren Drew gives a quick recap of the recent USDA Grain Report. As of today, Iowa has 89% of Corn planted and 67% of soybeans planted.

What's Better? Before or After Planting Grid Sampling?

News > What's Better? Before or After Planting Grid Sampling?

Intensive grid soil sampling is the base for any good soil fertility program.

USDA Grain Report 5/3/21

News > USDA Grain Report 5/3/21

Braden Kooiker gives a quick recap of the recent USDA Grain Report. As of today, Iowa has 69% of Corn planted and 40% of soybeans planted

Futures Markets Can Move Fast - Take Advantage!

News > Futures Markets Can Move Fast - Take Advantage!

Cash Price Offers are one of the most versatile and effective tools available to producers to market their grain.

Soybean Seed Treatment Tools - What Works?

News > Soybean Seed Treatment Tools - What Works?

The vast majority of soybeans are treated prior to planting because of the risk protection and ROI they can provide. However, there are a lot of soybean seed treatment options available on the market today, which can make them hard to sort out which of these tools will best fit your farm.

USDA Grain Report 5/3/21

News > USDA Grain Report 5/3/21

Braden Kooiker gives a quick recap of the recent USDA Grain Report. As of today, Iowa has 69% of Corn planted and 40% of soybeans planted

USDA Grain Report 4/19/21

News > USDA Grain Report 4/19/21

Warren Drew gives a quick recap of the recent USDA Grain Report.

USDA Grain Report 4/9/21

News > USDA Grain Report 4/9/21

Braden Kooiker gives a quick recap of the recent USDA Grain Report.

Spring Manure Application

News > Spring Manure Application

Typically, liquid manure in NW Iowa is land- applied in the fall, as it gives us the greatest timeframe to get manure pumped. However, fall conditions are not always fit to apply manure, and fall manure application can lead to higher soil erosion losses and nutrient losses through leaching, volatilization, and runoff.

Grain Marketing 101

News > Grain Marketing 101

2020 was a year of anomalies and depending on your perspective, it was a year to remember or a year you would like to forget.

Soybean Gall Midge

News > Soybean Gall Midge

Soybean gall midge was first noted in Northeastern Nebraska in 2011 and Eastern South Dakota in 2015. Midge infestations were isolated and spread slowly before detected in Northwestern Iowa in subsequent growing seasons. In 2018, soybean gall midge spread quickly and was confirmed in 65 counties, including 16 in Western Iowa.

Consider Zinc on Your Seed

News > Consider Zinc on Your Seed

Corn has a high demand for Zinc (Zn) relative to other crops. It’s an essential micronutrient that is a component of various enzymes that are responsible for driving metabolic reactions in a plant. Growth and development would stop if specific enzymes were not present in plant tissue.

Purina Mineral Promotion

News > Purina Mineral Promotion

FCS Beef Specialists are currently offering a booking contract for Purina Loose Mineral & Mineral tubs now through March 22nd!

Your First Glimpse At Farming's Future from 360 Yield Center

News > Your First Glimpse At Farming's Future from 360 Yield Center

Interested in hearing about breakthrough technology for Agriculture? 360 Yield Center will be hosting an online viewing event on January 26th. Click to register!

Producer Spotlight: Ensuring The Farm for Future Generations

News > Producer Spotlight: Ensuring The Farm for Future Generations

Marlyn has close to 1,000 acres of crop production and 750 sows in his farrow to finish swine operation. He says, “Every year is different, and most years one of the operations pulls the other one through.”

Farmers Coop Society 2020 Winter Magazine

News > Farmers Coop Society 2020 Winter Magazine

Inside this issue: Producer Spotlight, Precision Ag Equipment News, and Expanded Financing Options for you!

Help Us Help You!

News > Help Us Help You!

Farmers Coop Society is asking for your help!

USDA Grain Report 12/10/20

News > USDA Grain Report 12/10/20

Braden Kooiker gives a quick recap of the recent USDA Grain Report.

New Precision Ag Products!

News > New Precision Ag Products!

This Fall has been an exciting time in the equipment market. The companies that we work with continue to show and bring innovative products ...

Ag Leader Launches New Products

News > Ag Leader Launches New Products

Ag Leader has launched a few new products! Introducing SteerCommand Z2 and SteadySteer!

Save Operating Costs with Advance Lending

News > Save Operating Costs with Advance Lending

Advance Lending is a three-tiered program that gives our growers a decreasing interest rate based on business commitment level. By offering our growers a competitive interest rate we are allowing you to free up your capital to maximize your income potential, maximize your yields, and reduce your financial risk.

Potential Changes in Your Manure Analysis

News > Potential Changes in Your Manure Analysis

I recently took a manure sample on a hog barn that has had annual testing done on it to get an idea of any changes that may have occurred this year. The sample was taken about six weeks earlier than it had typically been taken.

Starting Cattle with RX3

News > Starting Cattle with RX3

Starting cattle is highly critical as we bring them in, and setting up those first couple weeks for success is our main goal.

Making Profitable Fertilizer Decisions

News > Making Profitable Fertilizer Decisions

Elite Crop can help take you to the next level of improving your fertilizer efficiencies and increasing your Return on Investment (ROI).

Soybean Technology Uncertainties

News > Soybean Technology Uncertainties

Effective weed control in soybeans has become more and more of a challenge as time goes on. The days of Roundup® cleaning up any field, regardless of weed pressure or species, is a distant memory at this point.

Agronomy Fall Safety Field Day 2020

News > Agronomy Fall Safety Field Day 2020

On Wednesday September 16th, the FCS Agronomy department did a new first of its kind event that we called our Safety Field Day. This event took place at our outside at our Sioux Center Agronomy location at 9:00am and again at 1:00pm that day so that all employees could attend.

Farmers Coop Society 2020 Fall Magazine

News > Farmers Coop Society 2020 Fall Magazine

Inside this issue: Profitable Fertilizer Decisions, Immune Support Technology, Potential Changes in Manure Analysis

Fall 2020 Magazine: Company Comments from your CEO

News > Fall 2020 Magazine: Company Comments from your CEO

We just finished the 2020 year for FCS and, while we are still crunching through the numbers and finalizing some details, it looks to be a good year for your cooperative. What a difference a year makes.

Manure Testing Week 2020!

News > Manure Testing Week 2020!

Get your manure tested this week only and get discounts!

Qualify for FREE SEED! Seed Week 2020

News > Qualify for FREE SEED! Seed Week 2020

This week ONLY! September 8-18, 2020 Get special financing until December 2021 + extra discounts + early cash discount options! Farmers ...

Don't Lose Your Yield!

News > Don't Lose Your Yield!

With the dry conditions not being idea for crop development, don't lose more yield by waiting too long to harvest!

Go Paperless & Receive a $60 Credit!

News > Go Paperless & Receive a $60 Credit!

Don't miss out on these savings!

Minimize Your Yield Loss!

News > Minimize Your Yield Loss!

Timely harvest helps insures that you maximize your yield and the economics of drying are relatively cheap at an equivalent of 1/100 of a bushel of corn per 1 point of drying.

Cover Crop Season is HERE!

News > Cover Crop Season is HERE!

Cover Crop season is here! Now is the time to get yours scheduled!

Latest Crop Progress Report

News > Latest Crop Progress Report

Braden talks the recent Crop Progress Report.

FCS Opens a Second Location for the HTBC Hog Store

News > FCS Opens a Second Location for the HTBC Hog Store

Farmers Coop Society announces today that we will be opening our second location for our How-To Building Center Hog Store in Melvin, IA the first week of August 2020.

Seed Week Winners 2020

News > Seed Week Winners 2020

Congratulations to the 2019-2020 Seed Week promotion winners. Farmers that purchase seed from FCS were eligible. During our Seed Week early ...

Today's Uncertainty Affecting Manure Values

News > Today's Uncertainty Affecting Manure Values

As we get closer to the fall, be sure to plan for manure testing. It is always a good idea to test manure so you know the nutrients of your manure, whether it be liquid or dry, so that you can take full advantage of the nutrients available. If you have any questions regarding manure testing or would like your pit or stockpile tested, please feel free to contact me.

Looking Forward to Harvest

News > Looking Forward to Harvest

As harvest approaches, we encourage you to look at the offerings from 360 Yield Center and at using a combination of the 360 CHAINROLL and 360 YIELD SAVER.

Precision Ag Technology Advances

News > Precision Ag Technology Advances

Summer rebate programs and aggressive financing options are available through August! If you're interested in finding out more about these programs, please contact Scott De Jong (712) 229- 2968 or Kevin Rozenboom (712) 441-3453.

Strategically Marketing Your Grain

News > Strategically Marketing Your Grain

Managing price risk is the most challenging aspect of farming.

Crop Progress Report

News > Crop Progress Report

Braden talks the recent Crop Progress Report.

Timing is Important for Fungicides

News > Timing is Important for Fungicides

Timing of fungicide applications has a significant impact on yield response. Timing of application is basically directly tied to the type ...

Differences in Fungicides

News > Differences in Fungicides

Iowa State University Extension does a large scale fungicide testing trial for both corn and soybeans annually to compare new and existing fungicide technologies.

FCS Announces the 2020 Scholarship Recipients

News > FCS Announces the 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Farmers Coop Society wants to ensure a strong future for the agriculture industry by supporting the future generations. This year, Farmers Coop Society awarded $1000 scholarships to eight high school seniors. Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship recipients!

Make the Precision Decision and SAVE!

News > Make the Precision Decision and SAVE!

Now's the time to save BIG on Precision Planting Offers today! These are a limited-time savings on 20|20, vDrive, DeltaForce, and ...

Be INCOMMAND of Planting | Ag Leader Promotion

News > Be INCOMMAND of Planting | Ag Leader Promotion

Ag Leader announced new promotions on InCommand Planting Equipment! Don't miss this opportunity to upgrade!

Dead Animal Management Regulations

News > Dead Animal Management Regulations

If you are burying or composting dead animals, please keep in mind that there are rules and regulations set by the DNR that you must follow.

Minimum Price Contracts-Old tool, new potential with current grain fundamentals

News > Minimum Price Contracts-Old tool, new potential with current grain fundamentals

Farmers Coop Society is now offering Minimum Price Contracts.

Iowa Launches Resource Center to Assist Livestock Producers

News > Iowa Launches Resource Center to Assist Livestock Producers

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship announced the launch of a Resource Coordination Center to support Iowa livestock producers affected by supply chain disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Electronic Payments NOW AVAILABLE!

News > Electronic Payments NOW AVAILABLE!

WIN $250 statement credit by signing up for electronic payments by May 1!

FCS Launches Customer Account App!

News > FCS Launches Customer Account App!

View your monthly statements, grain transactions, make grain offers, agronomy billing, and manage your FCS notifications all from our FCS Customer Account App! Available now in your App Store or Google Play.

Farmers Coop Society 2020 Spring Magazine

News > Farmers Coop Society 2020 Spring Magazine

Our Spring 2020 Magazine is now available! Inside this issue you will find: "Using Data To Improve My Profits: Featuring Gary & Brad Den Herder", "PROVEN Swine Management Introducing Logan Huisman", "Meet our Eastern and Western Grain Managers" and much more!

Proven Swine Management - Welcome Dr. Huisman!

News > Proven Swine Management - Welcome Dr. Huisman!

Proven Swine Management is a service that Farmers Coop Society has been offering for the past several years and has seen significant growth due to the demands of our customers. Recently, we have expanded our services, hiring a veterinarian to continue to meet our customers’ needs.

FCS Response to COVID-19

News > FCS Response to COVID-19

We wanted to take a moment to update you on the latest information regarding our response to the COVID-19 situation across our state and region. As you all know, this is a very fluid situation and things are changing daily. At Farmers Coop Society, the health and well-being of our employees and our customers is our primary concern.

Using Data To Improve My Profits - featuring Gary & Brad Den Herder

News > Using Data To Improve My Profits - featuring Gary & Brad Den Herder

“Yield matters more than price." This quote is something that still drives the Den Herder operation today. They may not be able to control the grain markets, but they can make educated business decisions to impact their yields. 

FCS Knows the Value of Experienced Professional Applicators

News > FCS Knows the Value of Experienced Professional Applicators

Farmers Coop Society recently held a set of meetings for our Professional Applicators and our Agronomy Operations Team. Training and ...

Floyd River Water Quality Improvement Project Receives Grant

News > Floyd River Water Quality Improvement Project Receives Grant

Recently, the Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that the Sioux County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD) will be receiving another grant that will help the program expand the water quality improvement (WQI) projects happening in the Floyd River watershed.

Manure Management: back to the basics

News > Manure Management: back to the basics

After a wet harvest making decisions for manure management, storage and application can be very challenging. You may have limited opportunities to apply during the growing season and if harvest is wet, you may have to store manure for longer than anticipated.

Reducing Your Nitrogen Applications Could Save You BIG!

News > Reducing Your Nitrogen Applications Could Save You BIG!

Recently the Iowa Soybean Association (ISB) completed a study with 20 Iowa farmers that discovered that farmers could save millions of dollars in input costs by reducing their nitrogen application rate.

Swine Building Maintenance is Important!

News > Swine Building Maintenance is Important!

Your livestock production operation's profitability depends greatly on your buildings and their maintenance.

FCS Agronomist Involved In Tomorrow's Ag Leaders of South Dakota

News > FCS Agronomist Involved In Tomorrow's Ag Leaders of South Dakota

Tyson Martinmaas, our South Dakota Agronomist, is participating in a one-year leadership development program sponsored by the South Dakota ...

2020 Annual Elite Crop Meeting

News > 2020 Annual Elite Crop Meeting

On January 27th, Elite Crop members gathered at Crossroads Pavilion in Sheldon for the annual Elite Crop Member Meeting.

2020 Dicamba Training Dates and Sites

News > 2020 Dicamba Training Dates and Sites

Below is a list of public training sites and dates sponsored by Bayer for January and February 2020. More dates are available in March.

Snow Removal Tips for Feed Delivery

News > Snow Removal Tips for Feed Delivery

It’s that time of year again when we have to start shoveling snow off our sites. Depending on how much we get and how hard the wind blows can determine how long it takes us to clean them out. Here are some tips on snow removal that will help us be more efficient when delivering your feed:

Chemical Rebates Altering the Business

News > Chemical Rebates Altering the Business

Mergers and acquisitions of major ag chemical suppliers are beginning to significantly reshape the business. Is this a good thing or a bad thing for your farm in 2020? That depends...but make sure to take a deeper look for 2020.

FCS Swine Services is Here for You

News > FCS Swine Services is Here for You

Producers have had extreme market volatility this past year. It has been an interesting year in the swine industry with the trade wars with China. We also continue to feel the effects of African Swine Fever (ASF) going through China and other countries in Asia

Conditioned Cows are Profitable Cows

News > Conditioned Cows are Profitable Cows

In order to have healthy calves that will hit the ground running and continue to perform to their highest ability, we need to be focusing on the cows every single day.

Farmers Coop Society 2019 Winter Magazine

News > Farmers Coop Society 2019 Winter Magazine

Our Winter 2019 Magazine is now available! Inside this issue you will find: "New Marketing Options", "Chemical Rebates Altering The Business", "Spotlight on Alcester, SD" and much more!

FCS Feed is Ractopamine Free!

News > FCS Feed is Ractopamine Free!

As of December 1, 2019 all your FCS Feed locations will be Ractopamine free, this would include Paylean and Engain. We will no longer be ...

Do You need a Manure Applicator License?

News > Do You need a Manure Applicator License?

It is the time of the year to start thinking about certifying or re-certifying your manure applicator’s license. State law requires manure applicators who remove manure from confinement feeding operations with more than 500 Animal Units (AU) to be certified. Operations with less than 500 AU as well as open feedlots are exempt from this certification. However, these sites MUST still follow state laws when applying manure.

New Grain Marketing Options for 2019

News > New Grain Marketing Options for 2019

Weather, markets, trade concerns, and a difficult and intermittent harvest have made 2019 a year of various challenges for producers. This past year also provided us with some marketing opportunities that we had not seen for several years. Farmers Coop Society is working hard to help our producers overcome some of their challenges and take advantage of the opportunities that the markets present with some new contract options.

FCS 2019 Annual Meeting Election Results

News > FCS 2019 Annual Meeting Election Results

Last Thursday, FCS held our 112th Annual Board Meeting. At the meeting we presented the results of the election for the Board of Directors. ...

FCS Annual Meeting 2019

News > FCS Annual Meeting 2019

Farmers Coop Society will be holding our 2019 Annual Meeting for our class A Member on Thursday, December 5th starting with dinner at ...

Precision Ag Equipment Deals & Promotions!

News > Precision Ag Equipment Deals & Promotions!

Check out all the deals, rebates, and promotions we are offering before the end of the year!

Early Market Talk November 5, 2019

News > Early Market Talk November 5, 2019

Overnight trade in corn mostly rangebound, with soybeans somewhat choppy. Corn up .5¢ at $3.8375, and January soybeans trading lower .5¢ at $9.24. Not exciting volume totals yesterday in corn, with open interest higher 4,889 contracts. Soybean open interest somewhat interesting with SF lower by 1,100 contracts, while March is higher by ~4,300.

FCS IMPACT Program

News > FCS IMPACT Program

Have you heard about our FCS IMPACT Program?

Extended Price Contract Explained

News > Extended Price Contract Explained

Farmers Coop Society in Sioux Center, IA talks our Extended Price Grain Contract for Harvest 2019. We provide you with examples and the advantages as well as the disadvantages!

Meet our 2019 Agronomy Interns

News > Meet our 2019 Agronomy Interns

Farmers Coop Society has been offering paid agronomy summer internships for nearly 10 years. Our program is designed to offer students ...

Harvest Benefits of Doing Business With YOUR Coop

News > Harvest Benefits of Doing Business With YOUR Coop

Many of you are gearing up for what is hopefully a fruitful 2019 harvest. Crops look good in northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota, and ...

Iowa State University Manure Research

News > Iowa State University Manure Research

Iowa State University conducted a three year research project where they studied the timing of manure application, stabilizers, and how it all impacts your corn yields.

Cover Crops Worked for Roger Feekes

News > Cover Crops Worked for Roger Feekes

Roger Feekes, who has been farming his entire life in northwest Iowa, did his first ever no till/cover crops field. Roger typically manages his fields in a “traditional” way of tilling before he plants each spring. But this year, Roger was interested in cover crops for a variety of reasons.

Do you Sample Your Manure?

News > Do you Sample Your Manure?

DON'T MISS MANURE SAMPLING WEEK! SEPTEMBER 16-20!Receive a discount on all manure samples brought in for testing during that week! ...

Early Market Talk September 13, 2019

News > Early Market Talk September 13, 2019

Crop report out of the way with few surprises. Corn carryout, both old and new showed negative numbers but short-term dynamics and market make up open the door for additional price strength.

Company Comments from your CEO

News > Company Comments from your CEO

It has been quite a ride so far in 2019 with the weather, foreign trade policy uncertainty and grain market volatility we have experienced. All of this volatility and uncertainty puts even more emphasis and importance on utilizing the risk management tools we have available to assist you with.

USDA Report September 12, 2019

News > USDA Report September 12, 2019

Farmers Coop Society 2019 Fall Magazine

News > Farmers Coop Society 2019 Fall Magazine

Our Fall 2019 Magazine is now available! Inside this issue you will find: "Cover Crops Worked for Roger Feekes", "The Harvest Benefits of Doing Business With Your Coop", "You Have One Shot at a Good Start" and much more!

Maximize Your Manure in 2019

News > Maximize Your Manure in 2019

Manure Testing Week is September 16-20, 2020! Get a discount on sampling this week only!

USDA Crop Conditions August 26, 2019

News > USDA Crop Conditions August 26, 2019

Doug Baade, an FCS Grain Originator, walks us through the the crop conditions and the threat to the market today.

2019 Seed Week! September 3-13th, 2019

News > 2019 Seed Week! September 3-13th, 2019

Lock in your 2020 seed during September 2-13, 2019 and be registered to win Free Seed for 2020!

Early Market Talk

News > Early Market Talk

Markets recovering some of yesterday’s losses on lower than expected crop ratings and mounting concerns toward final yield potential. Pro Farmer crop tour talk also adding some strength. At 0630 CZ19 up $0.04 at $3.78 ½ with SX19 trading $0.07 higher at $8.73½. Yesterday corn volume a muted 290K contracts with OI down 5K indicating long liquidation.

USDA Report August 19 2019

News > USDA Report August 19 2019

Farmers Coop Society talks the current crop conditions, denting, and soybean pods with our new Grain Marketing Specialist!

August 12, 2019 USDA Report

News > August 12, 2019 USDA Report

Our Western Grain Marketing Specialists, Doug Baade, talks the recently released USDA Reports. Click here to see what the 2019 Area Planted, 18/19 Carryout, and 2019 Yields numbers are today.

Save Time and Money!

News > Save Time and Money!

Farmers Coop Society is still offering On Farm Pickup! This is a simple service that saves our customers time and money! Are you busy in ...

Pay for Your Fungicide in January!

News > Pay for Your Fungicide in January!

This year FCS is offering a new and simple no interest delayed billing option for customers for corn and soybean fungicide applications ...

Seed Week Winners!

News > Seed Week Winners!

Seed Week Winners are announced!

Y-Drop Nitrogen Available

News > Y-Drop Nitrogen Available

Hagie High Clearance Liquid Machines with 360 Y-Drops Feature: High clearance machine with the ability to go through full size corn 360 Y ...

USDA Report Comments

News > USDA Report Comments

Doug Baade, our Grain Originator talks about the UDSA Report!

Plugging Abandoned Wells

News > Plugging Abandoned Wells

Do you have a well on your yard or out in a field that is no longer in use? Or one that is in a state of disrepair? Did you know that there ...

Does It Make Cents?

News > Does It Make Cents?

U.S. row crop producers have been involved in one of the longest bear markets in history, dating back to perhaps the 1980s. Beginning in ...

Labor Shortage

News > Labor Shortage

In this part of the world, the swine industry is in desperate need for quality, responsible, and industrious labor.

Spotlight on Little Rock

News > Spotlight on Little Rock

When you think of Little Rock, their Annual Corn Show comes to mind. However, the small town of Little Rock has a lot more to offer. Our Little Rock location has seven grain bins, a fertilizer shed, a chemical shed, a seed shed, an equipment/truck shop, and a feed storage shed.

Don't Settle for Status Quo

News > Don't Settle for Status Quo

Do you strive for more yield? There are many things that go into getting more yield. Everyone works hard on the big yield drivers, but sometimes we forget the small things. The producers that chase high yields do the big things right, but also focus on the small things, such as foliar nutrition.

Get increased payment rates for gully erosion!

News > Get increased payment rates for gully erosion!

If you've experienced gully erosion this spring you may qualify for a new program called EQIP Ephemeral Gully Erosion Pilot Project. To participate you must be signed up by June 21st!

Corn Vs Hogs 2019

News > Corn Vs Hogs 2019

Emotion often plays a leading role in day to day price action.

Technology in Precision Ag

News > Technology in Precision Ag

In the next few years, you may be able to have your Amazon package delivered right to your door—not by the mailman, but by a drone or UAV. Do you have a drone on your operation to use or play with?

June USDA Report Comments

News > June USDA Report Comments

Matt McCord, our FCS Grain Merchandiser, talks the newly released June USDA Report.

FCS Company Comments

News > FCS Company Comments

Company Comments from our CEO

Show Ring Ready! Tips & Tricks

News > Show Ring Ready! Tips & Tricks

It is that time of the year again! The snow and ice have finally melted and it is time to buckle down and start working with the 4-H steers ...

Have we seen this before?

News > Have we seen this before?

CZ19 is nearly identical to the 2015 contract high.

An Agronomist's Perspective

News > An Agronomist's Perspective

Don't lose hope yet!

Guidance Line Management

News > Guidance Line Management

It has been more than twenty years when GPS based manual guidance was first made available. Back then the idea of a tractor or a combine ...

Excess Water in Pits

News > Excess Water in Pits

This past year posed numerous problems for farmers having fuller-than-normal pits. Many pits were full prior to harvest, making application difficult or forcing farmers to apply manure too early in the fall.

Ensuring the Future of Pig Farming

News > Ensuring the Future of Pig Farming

As the average age of farmers and producers continues to rise, we need to take a step back and think about what we can do to ensure that the upcoming generations of swine producers will have a future in the industry.

Manure Applicator Training

News > Manure Applicator Training

Although confinement applicator and commercial applicator trainings have been completed– at least in terms of the live training—you can ...

Protect Your Nitrogen Investment in 2019

News > Protect Your Nitrogen Investment in 2019

As we look back at 2018, a year most of us in the farming industry would rather forget, we dealt with an over-abundance of precipitation. ...

Company Comments

News > Company Comments

Company Comments from our CEO

Raising Pigs with a Purpose-FCS Swine Production

News > Raising Pigs with a Purpose-FCS Swine Production

If you’re from Northwest Iowa you know that the hog industry is big business around this area. As you drive through the country you will ...

Buy Now. Save Now. Pay After Harvest.

News > Buy Now. Save Now. Pay After Harvest.

Thank you!

News > Thank you!

We would like to take a moment and say thank you to all of our understanding customers and all of our hard-working employees.

Hunger Free Kids of Sioux County

News > Hunger Free Kids of Sioux County

The Hunger Free Kids of Sioux County Auction will take place Friday, March 29th at the Dordt College Rec Center.

Agronomy Development

News > Agronomy Development

On Friday February 15th the FCS Agronomy department held our annual Applicator Retreat at Stoney Creek Hotel in Sioux City Iowa. All of the ...

March Dicamba Training Sites and Dates

News > March Dicamba Training Sites and Dates

Dicamba based products are restricted use pesticides. Iowa requires that all applicators are registered as certified applicators. Below is ...

SSA / Precision Ag Informational Meeting

News > SSA / Precision Ag Informational Meeting

Tuesday, February 26th | Alcester Agronomy Shed 10am Meeting | Lunch to Follow

Jared Terpstra chosen for Purina New Generation Feed Advisory Group

News > Jared Terpstra chosen for Purina New Generation Feed Advisory Group

Jared Terpstra, our Feed Division Manager, has been chosen to be an active member of Purina's New Generation Feed Advisory Group.

Early Market Talk

News > Early Market Talk

Quiet overnight trade after sharp gains yesterday in true “Turn Around Tuesday” fashion. Markets continue in a sideways random walk looking ...

2019 Elite Crop Member Meeting

News > 2019 Elite Crop Member Meeting

On Monday February 4th, Elite Crop members gathered for the 8th Annual Elite Crop Member Meeting in Sheldon, IA. About 65 producers were in ...

Planter Meter Inspection Promotion!

News > Planter Meter Inspection Promotion!

Farmers Coop Society is currently running a Planter Meter Inspection Promotion! Click to find out more information!

February Dicamba Training Dates and Sites

News > February Dicamba Training Dates and Sites

Below is a list of public training sites and dates sponsored by Bayer for February. More dates are available in March.

Improving Feed's Efficiency

News > Improving Feed's Efficiency

Enjoy your new ride!

Meet Feed's Order Writers

News > Meet Feed's Order Writers

When you first walk into the Feed Office in Sioux Center you immediately notice the noise. You think, this office is busy and then immediately you are greeted with a smile.

2019 Sioux Falls Farm Show

News > 2019 Sioux Falls Farm Show

Farmers Coop Society participated at the 22nd Annual Sioux Falls Farm Show January 23rd - 25th.

Cow Calf Meeting 2019

News > Cow Calf Meeting 2019

FCS invites you to our 2019 Cow Calf Meeting on Tuesday, January 15th at 5:45pm.

2019 Dakota Farm Show!

News > 2019 Dakota Farm Show!

Farmers Coop Society is at the Dakota Farm show this week! And our Precision Ag team is ready to help answer any questions!

Looking Forward

News > Looking Forward

"Looking forward to 2019, I suggest we look at some of the items that show a promising return on investment (ROI) in the precision equipment market."

Protecting Your Herd

News > Protecting Your Herd

Webster Dictionary defines biosecurity as: "Security from exposure to harmful biological agents and measures taken to ensure this ...

Little Rock Grain Expansion

News > Little Rock Grain Expansion

In the spring of 2017 the Little Rock location began expanding their grain capacities. This project was finally completed in September- ...

Driving Down Your Cost Per Bushel

News > Driving Down Your Cost Per Bushel

What do you know about your cost per bushel? Most of us know the cost of raising one bushel of corn or soybeans across an entire farm ...

Plot Results

News > Plot Results

Click here to see the 2018 FCS test plot results! 

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Ireton

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Sioux Center

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Boyden

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Ritter

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Sanborn

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Melvin

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Worthing

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Little Rock

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Home Page

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InCOMMAND® Displays - Ag Leader

Jared Terpstra

SMS Basic OR Advanced - Ag Leader

Agronomy

Agronomy Services

Agronomy > Agronomy Services

The success of FCS is driven by the success of our farmers therefore making the best possible agronomic recommendations is at our core. FCS ...

FieldView Prime OR Plus - Climate FieldView

360 CHAINROLL® - 360 Yield Center

360 Y-DROP® - 360 Yield Center

Lorene Farquhar

Agronomy Team

Agronomy > Agronomy Team

GRIDVIEW App Support

Agronomy > GRIDVIEW App Support

Having problems with FCS GRIDVIEW? Click HERE to find an educational video on the app. Additional questions on FCS GRIDVIEW? Find our FAQ ...

360 YIELD SAVER® - 360 Yield Center

Autopilot™ Automated Steering System - Trimble

EZ-Pilot® Pro - Trimble

GFX-750™ Display - Trimble

Scott Uhlrich

FurrowForce - Precision Planting

Jason Apple

DeltaForce - Precision Planting

Gen 3 20|20 Display - Precision Planting

Brady Goslinga

SureSpeed - Ag Leader

SteerCommand® - Ag Leader

Kyle Heynen

Logan Huisman

Galen Mars

Bruce Heynen

Kiefer Te Grootenhuis

Mindi Hulshof

Kim Van Drie

Organic Products

Agronomy > Organic Products

Organic seed, organic soil amendments, and other organic product offerings from Farmers Coop Society.

Plot Test Results

Agronomy > Plot Test Results

2023 Test Plot Results

Plot Test Results > 2023 Test Plot Results

Historical Test Plot Data: 2022 Test Plot Results 2021 Test Plot Results 2020 Test Plot Results

2022 Test Plot Results

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Historical Test Plot Data: 2021 Test Plot Results 2020 Test Plot Results 2019 Test Plot Results 2018 Test Plot Results

2021 Test Plot Results

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2020 Test Plot Results2019 Test Plot Results 2018 Test Plot Results

2020 Test Plot Results

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2019 Test Plot Results 2018 Test Plot Results

2019 Test Plot Results

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2018 Test Plot Results

2018 Test Plot Results

2023 Test Plot Results > 2018 Test Plot Results

Mark Jensen

Feed

Livestock Futures

Feed > Livestock Futures

Livestock futures overview

Bagged Feed Products

Feed > Bagged Feed Products

For over 100 years, Farmers Coop Society has been a leader in animal agriculture and the one of the largest feed manufacturer in Northwest Iowa.

Show Feed & Supplements

Feed > Show Feed & Supplements

Feeding show animals to get the optimum results can be tricky. It should be a balanced nutrition strategy that helps performance as well as provides the right amount of protein and energy. FCS is proud to partner with Purina to offer our customers the Purina Honor Show feeds to help build your customized feeding programs.

Feed Team

Feed > Feed Team

PROVEN Swine Management

Feed > PROVEN Swine Management

Our Swine Production Team will put together feed budgets, walk your barns, monitor herd health, mark fat hogs, and explore marketing ...

Hog Store

Feed > Hog Store

Kris Norgaard

Tom Olsen

Jeff Koops

Jake Korzeniewski

Kyle Huinker

Steve Winter

Kevin Rozenboom

Cody Van Drie

Colin Bolkema

Aric Den Herder

Ben Van Beek

Grain

Jesse Evans

Joshua Plueger

Grain Services

Grain > Grain Services

At Farmers Coop Society, we utilize 110,000 bushels of corn a day out of five feed mills, giving us an opportunity to be aggressive in the ...

Mark De Kam

Grain Team

Grain > Grain Team

Mike Tiedeman

Paul Brentlinger

Ryan Dobbins

Shane Kleinwolterink

Tyson Martinmaas

Daniel DeBoer

Grant Schuver

Company

About Us

Company > About Us

Farmers Coop Society's First Board of Directors-1907 

Board of Directors

Company > Board of Directors

Customer Account Application

Company > Customer Account Application

Farmers Coop Society has been proudly serving our members since 1907. We are a progressive Coop and offer our customers a variety of ...

Electronic Payments

Company > Electronic Payments

We know how important it is for you to conduct business fast and easy. That's why we offer our customers two types of electronic payments! ...

Membership Application

Company > Membership Application

Farmers Coop Society has been proudly serving our members since 1907. We are a progressive Coop and offer our customers a variety of ...

Notification Services

Company > Notification Services

FCS Team

Company > FCS Team

Financing

Company > Financing

Farmers Coop Society is committed to our customers and offers several financing options for our customers to assist them with day-to-day purchases as well as vital operation expenses.

Internship Program

Company > Internship Program

Farmers Coop Society (FCS) has a well-established and structured summer internship program available during the summer months of May ...

Community

Our Growers - Their Stories

Community > Our Growers - Their Stories

There are over 7.8 billion people in the world. There are 2.01 million farmers in America. Farmers Coop Society is proud to partner with over 3,000 local farmers. Those 3,000 local farmers have the tough job of producing enough food for the world, doing it in a sustainable manner, all while creating a family legacy at the same time. These are our growers. And these are their stories.

FFA Chapter Initiatives

Community > FFA Chapter Initiatives

FCS is proudly supporting the following FFA Chapters: Akron Westfield FFA Chapter Alcester Hudson FFA Chapter Boyden Hull FFA Chapter ...

Scholarships

Community > Scholarships

Community Engagement & Impact

Community > Community Engagement & Impact

Mike Carlson

Donation Request Form

Community > Donation Request Form

Farmers Coop Society is proud of the communities we have the privilege of operating in. We support the organizations of our communities, ...

Employees

Thank you

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Thank you

Thank you for your submission! The form you completed has been submitted successfully. Please reach out to the Sioux Center Main Office at ...

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Corn and Soybean Futures

John McDaniel

Jackson Schuiteman

Michael Crist

Precision Ag Services

There’s a revolution happening in agriculture today, and precision technology is on the front lines. The way we farm has changed thanks in ...

Elite Crop

Precision Ag Services > Elite Crop

Designed to support ROI objectives, Elite Crop gives producers a clear picture of on-farm activities using data analytics.

Elite Crop Meeting RSVP

Precision Ag Services > Elite Crop Meeting RSVP

Kirk Struik

Kelly Neuharth

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Futures

Cash Bids

Employee Contact

Michael DeBruin

Jen Sawyer

Al Clough

Katia Sytsma

Haley Borman

Bill Kodad

Brian Hermelbracht

Jamie Moser

Craig Hoftyzer

Bill Schlichte

Verlyn Raak

Doug DeBoer

Gary Den Herder

Michael Hulstein

Josh Kempers

John Larsen

Chris Wolters

Andrew Jungers