News, Developments and Insights

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UFC returns $18 million to member owners

November 14, 2023

An update from Mitch Altermatt, CEO/General Manager of United Farmers Coop There is a lot of excitement unfolding at UFC, and we’re thrilled to share it with you. A substantial part of this excitement stems from our ability to give […]

2024 Scholarship Support for Area Students

November 8, 2023

United Farmers Cooperative supports area students with a variety of cooperative scholarships every year. Applications for the 2024 scholarship will be accepted December 1, 2023 through March 4, 2024. TO LEARN MORE AND TO APPLY VISIT: TO BE ELIGIBLE […]

2024 UFC Internship Opportunities

November 8, 2023

REAL-WORLD EXPERIENCE TO COMPLIMENT YOUR EDUCATION United Farmers Cooperative’s internships are designed to give students real-world experience to complement their formal education. Each opportunity is designed to build students’ skillset and help them make informed career choices, especially as they […]

GROWING TOGETHER: How the H2A Program Benefits UFC and its Employees

November 8, 2023

JENNY KROHN, HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER It’s surely no secret that businesses all over the U.S. are all facing a common problem right now – labor shortages. Particularly for our co-op, we are seeing this issue arise in the fact that […]

Tech Has a Strong Place in the World of AG

November 8, 2023

RYAN ALTMANN, DIRECTOR OF IT As the Director of IT at UFC, I’m excited to share how we’re leveraging technology to better serve our member-owners. We’re rolling out two major initiatives: an updated customer-facing app, and a refreshed website (which […]

Streamlining Customer Calls Has Positive Ripple Effects

November 8, 2023

TONY KAMMERLANDER, ENERGY ACCOUNTING MANAGER Like many businesses today, we at UFC are facing some staffing challenges as experienced employees move towards retirement or move on to other opportunities. However, we are committed to continuing to provide top-notch service to […]

Utilizing Automation to Tackle Grower Pain Points

November 8, 2023

DAN KLANCKE, GRAIN OPERATIONS MANAGER I’m excited to announce that construction is underway on a new 750,000-bushel grain bin at our Brownton location. This investment will have a major impact on our operations and efficiency when storing soybeans harvested this […]

Your Success is Our Success

November 8, 2023

JASON TEWS, VICE PRESIDENT OF GRAIN & FEED One common theme here at UFC is we are always looking for ways to better serve our members. As a member-owned co-op, your success is our success. That’s why we have continued […]

Cultivating Success Through Communication and Preparation

November 8, 2023

CHAD WILSON, VICE PRESIDENT OF AG SERVICES, LAFAYETTE Communication is key when it comes to our relationships with our amazing growers and customers. As harvest wraps up, I want to emphasize the importance of stopping in or calling and having […]

Staying Steadfast and Strong Through Volatile Markets

November 8, 2023

JIM CARLSON, VICE PRESIDENT OF AGRONOMY If there’s one thing I’ve learned throughout my career in ag, it’s to expect the unexpected when it comes to markets. This past year has been a prime example. We’ve seen commodity prices swinging […]

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