News, Developments and Insights

Check here for the latest news from United Farmers Cooperative and all the developments and insights that affect you and your operation. We’re here to keep you accurately informed and to help you thrive in all aspects of your business.

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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 […]

When the Growing Gets Tough, the Tough Get Growing

November 8, 2023

JONATHAN OLMSCHEID, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the dedicated UFC employees and member-owners for their continued loyalty and support of our co-op, especially as we have navigated the challenges of […]

Navigating for the Future

November 8, 2023

MITCH ALTERMATT, CEO & GENERAL MANAGER With Fiscal Year 2023 in the rearview mirror, it’s an ideal time to reflect on the remarkable journey we’ve undertaken over the past year. When I took on the role of CEO in 2019, […]

Equity Retirement: Harvesting the Rewards

November 8, 2023

JEFF MANDERSCHEID, CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD The UFC board of directors, alongside the management team, is constantly seeking ways to empower and uplift our patrons. We firmly believe that our cooperative is more than just a business venture. It is […]


November 7, 2023

Please join us for our Annual Meeting Wednesday, December 13, 2023. 9:30 – Registration10:00 – Business Meeting11:30 – Meal UFC Berdan Center705 East 4th StreetWinthrop, MN 55396 Entrance is on the East side of the building. Official Notice: The annual […]


October 11, 2023

Deadline date for nominations: November 17, 2023 By: Todd Kettner, Vice Chairman, UFC Board of Directors Are you passionate about agriculture and the cooperative business model? We are currently accepting nominations for the UFC Board of Directors.  We are looking for candidates […]

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