ABOUT

OUR MISSION IS SIMPLE

AT AGSTATE, WE HELP PRODUCERS PROSPER.

We work for you, whether you need agronomic advice, solutions and services, high-quality feed, or innovative risk management products for grain.

AgState was formed September 1, 2021, when ALCECO and First Cooperative Association became a merged entity. It is managed by a 12-farmer member board, made up of former ALCECO and FCA board members. As your co-op, we are driven to help you succeed and be profitable on every acre and animal. With local management making decisions and a long history of financial stability, we provide leading technology with expert support, high quality products and exceptional service. 

INVESTING IN OUR MEMBERS

AgState continually invests in its facilities and equipment to keep pace with customer needs. We make regular grain storage upgrades and enhance grain-drying capabilities to improve service when our customers are busiest.

Our vision is to stay ahead of customer needs, so our members receive the best possible service. And our strong employee roster matches our commitment to service at each of our grain facilities, retail agronomy outlets, and feed mills.

LEADERSHIP

We encourage our front-line employees to make timely decisions as they are needed. But some situations require a specialist. We’re fortunate to have a team of highly experienced practitioners ready to backstop our field staff. 

Don’t be surprised if you meet one of our team leaders out in the field from time to time. They’re not afraid of a little dirt, and they seek opportunities to hear what you have to say.

FINANCE

Return your credit application to your local Ag State's location or fax to 712-843-5284
(attention Credit Department).

You may also mail your application to:
AgState
960 Riverview Drive Cherokee, IA 51012
712-225-5400

For questions regarding your customer statement, contact your local AgState's location or
call 1-800-242-5022 and ask to speak to someone in the Credit Department.


AgState Membership Application

AgState Stock Redemption Request

HISTORY

AgState is the result of a merger between First Cooperative Association (FCA) and Ag Partners/ALCECO. As such, our combined roots date back to the earliest days of Iowa agriculture.

FCA was recognized as the oldest active grain cooperative in the nation. The Marcus grain location was incorporated on December 12, 1887. 

ALCECO has served Iowa producers for more than 100 years. And was instrumental in bringing the loading of grain shuttles to northwest Iowa.

From the early days, our cooperative was built from the ground up by people with a vision, who put countless hours into making these co-ops work. Our people continue to make us strong and financially stable and move us forward into the future.

SCHOLARSHIPS

ANNOUNCING... AgState Scholarship Recipients!

$500 Recipients

  • Aidan Bower, OABCIG
  • Allison Probst, MOC-Floyd Valley
  • Anna Vander Veen, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn
  • Caleb Freeburg, Pocahontas Area
  • Carson Gunnerson, Sioux Central
  • Collin Grove, OABCIG
  • Elle Ploeger, Kingsley-Pierson
  • Emily Fedders, Western Christian 
  • Emily Schany, Emmetsburg 
  • Grace Fuhrman, South O'Brien
  • Jacob Arnts, Alta-Aurelia
  • Jessica Tuttle, Washington High School
  • Kyle Bockman, Okoboji
  • Levi Pingel, Washington High School
  • Logan Pickhinke, Ridge View
  • Maggie Norgaard, Spencer 
  • Makenzie Meyer, MMCRU
  • Makenzie Snyder, Alta-Aurelia
  • Mikayla Fiddelke, South O'Brien
  • Sophia Sires, Okoboji

Each of these students were selected based upon their academic achievements, student and community involvement, and other eligibility requirements.  

Two students were selected to receive a $1,000 scholarship. These recipients were determined based on their outstanding achievements, involvement in Ag, and future educational plans.   

$1,000 Recipients

  • Brady Van Meeteren, Sheldon High School
  • Clayton Ehlers, Sioux Central

 

Congratulations to ALL & best wishes in your future endeavors!

 

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COMMUNITY DONATION REQUESTS

AGSTATE IS COMMITTED TO OUR CUSTOMERS, EMPLOYEES, AND OUR COMMUNITIES.


We strive to play an active, positive role across our service geography. If your organization would like to request a donation, please follow the link below to complete an application.

We review donation requests monthly, so please apply 4-6 weeks before funds are needed. We receive many requests, so we only notify those organizations that are selected.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

AGSTATE


AgState contributes leadership through its board of directors elected by customers holding co-op membership. Thanks to board members’ participation in decisions, customers can expect growth grounded in practicality. These active farmers willingly contribute their time to advancing the needs of all our members.

Front row:
Mason Goodenow, Chad Harms, Brian Wells, Jim Wagner, Ken Murphy

Back row:
Chuck Specketer, Jim Franzmeier, John Van Gorp, Mark Johnson, Bill Langel, Steve Recker

Not Pictured: David Dean