News, Developments and Insights

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Don’t Become a Statistic: Grain Bin Safety Guidelines

February 18, 2024

by: Doug Hoffman, Safety Manager According to a recent annual report from Purdue University’s Agricultural Safety and Health Program, there were 30 documented grain entrapments in the United States in 2021, with 59% resulting in fatality. The report also cites […]

UFC Welcomes Ryan Ponwith to Board of Directors as Associate Board Member

February 8, 2024

The UFC Board of Directors is pleased to welcome Ryan Ponwith as an associate board member. In this one-year role, Ryan will serve as a non-voting advisor, gaining insights into board operations while lending his expertise in representing younger growers. […]

CRC and UFC Announce Agronomy LLC at Brownton location

January 29, 2024

Central Region Cooperative (CRC), Sleepy Eye, and United Farmers Cooperative, Winthrop, have formed an agronomy limited liability company (LLC), with CRC purchasing 50% of the UFC Agronomy complex in Brownton, Minn. Both cooperatives will utilize the full-service plant to provide customers with dry and liquid fertilizer, anhydrous ammonia, plant health products, […]

UFC’s Guide to Winter Maintenance for Ag Equipment

January 24, 2024

The green is gone, the white is here. The hustle and bustle of harvest time has transitioned into slower, shorter winter days on the farm. And yet, a farmer’s work is never finished. Winter is the perfect time to perform […]

Slips, Trips, and Falls, Oh My! Walking Safely This Winter

January 24, 2024

Being from the Midwest, you’re probably an expert on all things winter safety. But if you think you know everything about how to walk safely in the winter, think again. Winter brings icy sidewalks, snowy driveways, and frosty farm equipment.  […]

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 […]

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