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Core Pillars of ACWA

Jan 04,2023

Fall/Winter 2022

AgState 2022 Annual Meeting Recap

Dec 10,2022

In their first year as a united co-op, AgState reports good results!

ACWA News Release

Sep 28,2022


ACWA Summer Newsletter

Sep 08,2022

ACWA Making a Difference for Clean Water and Healthy Soil in Iowa

ACWA Spring Newsletter

May 20,2022

ACWA Making a Difference for Clean Water and Healthy Soil in Iowa

Sheldon Community Clean Up

May 17,2022

Recently, a few employees from our Sheldon location represented AgState during Sheldon Community Clean Up Days. Well done Rudy Anderson, Chris Granstra, Barb Haag, Kayla Hatting, Harold Willemstyn, and Nick Wolf!

Crop Claims Deadlines

May 13,2022

Crop Claims Deadline


Former FCA General Manager Carlson Named to Iowa Cooperative Hall of Fame

Dec 19,2021

AMES, Iowa – November 29, 2021 – Jim Carlson, former General Manager of Cherokee, Iowa-based First Cooperative Association (FCA), was inducted into the Iowa Cooperative Hall of Fame at the 2021 Annual Business Meeting of the Iowa Institute of Cooperatives last week.

Ag Retailers Reaffirm Commitment to Environmental Stewardship

Sep 30,2021

Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance (ACWA) members have reaffirmed their commitment to following a Code of Practice for fall application of Nitrogen fertilizer. The purpose of the ACWA Code of Practice is to establish and implement reasonable and practical guidelines for

The Combined Board of Directors met this week. The election of officers was conducted resulting in the following:

Sep 08,2021

Board President,  Chuck Specketer
Board Vice President,  Jim Franzmeier
Board TreasurerMason Goodenow
Board SecretaryJohn Van Gorp

A New Beginning

Sep 06,2021

Effective September 1, ALCECO and First Cooperative Association became a merged entity.  The combination of the two successful cooperatives will bring new opportunities to the employee teams and to the 4,000 active members. 

Alceco, FCA Merger Newsletter

Aug 31,2021

Click HERE to view the Alceco, FCA Merger Newsletter, August 2021

Alceco Members Vote to Merge with First Cooperative Association

Jul 01,2021

Alceco Members Vote to Merge with First Cooperative Association

Click HERE for more information!

Alceco/FCA Merger - Final Video

Jun 08,2021

Click HERE To See The Final Informational Video On The Alceco/FCA Merger,
Featuring Ag Partners' CEO, Troy Upah.

Alceco/FCA Merger Information Video #4

Jun 06,2021

Click HERE To See The Latest Informational Video On The Alceco/FCA Merger, Featuring Sales Agronomist, Adam Nielsen And Marketing Services Rep, Matt Mayou!

Alceco/FCA Merger Information Video #3

May 31,2021

Click HERE To See The Latest Informational Video On The Alceco/FCA Merger, Featuring Location Leader, Tony Jungers and Sales Agronomist, Randy Schroeder!

Alceco/FCA Merger Information Video #2

May 23,2021

Click HERE To See The NEW Informational Video On The Alceco/FCA Merger, Featuring Alceco Board Chairman, Jim Franzmeier!

New Leadership Joins AFIA Board of Directors

May 17,2021

Scott Lovin, Ag Partners' VP of Feed joins AFIA board of directors.

Visit link below for full article:


Alceco Member - Merger Meetings

May 11,2021

Class A Alceco Members:  Please join us at one of the following informational merger meetings.  No RSVP required.

Royal Location - Update

May 11,2021

May 11, 2021
More progress at our Royal location!

InSiteCDM Spring Planting Photo Contest

May 09,2021

Contest details and steps to enter can be found here: https://bit.ly/2QIRHwC


2021 Alceco & Ag Partners' Scholarship Recipients

Apr 23,2021

2021 Scholarship announcement

Current COVID-19 Customer Service Protocol

Mar 11,2021

Re-Open Phase for Customers/Visitors:

Royal Location Demolition & Rebuilding Process Begins

Dec 03,2020

Demolition of the Royal main complex started today!

Rich Hogrefe Retires after 50 Years of Service

Oct 01,2020

When his career began in 1970, Rich Hogrefe “never thought this would be his only job”.  Now, 50 years later, Rich is retiring from Ag Partners, the same company he started with.

Royal Location Fully Functional To Receive Grain This Fall

Sep 13,2020

Thank you for your show of support over the years and during the recent incident at our Royal location. We are most fortunate that no one was hurt, and that the location will be mostly functional this fall.

Incident at Ag Partners' Royal Location

Aug 25,2020

Ag Partners experienced a grain dust incident at our Royal, Iowa Location.

COVID Recovery Iowa Program

Jun 25,2020

While we’re making headway on the food supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19, we’re just beginning to recognize the long-term behavioral, emotional, financial and mental health effects the pandemic will have on all of us.

Agronomy Update - March 20, 2020

Mar 19,2020

Royal Rebuild Moving Forward Quickly

COVID-19, Update - March 19, 2020

Mar 18,2020

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Customer Letter

Mar 15,2020

To our valued customers

Don't Farm Averages

Nov 12,2019

Picture standing with one foot in ice-cold water and the other foot in steaming-hot water – the average of the two is OK. Sometimes that’s what using averages can do in your farming operation.

Data May Reduce Rent

Oct 28,2019

Rent negotiations can be difficult, but your data is the starting place. 

Discover Agronomic Synergies

Oct 15,2019

Is it possible that 3 and 2 can equal more than 5? That's the concept of synergy – when the "whole equals more than the sum of the parts". Within our company, we talk a lot about agronomic synergies. We see it in data analysis and we believe that discovering and capitalizing on agronomic synergies is an exciting part of our future in using data to make better decisions.

Iowa plays prominent role at One Water Summit

Oct 04,2019

Throughout the summit, speakers from across the country referenced Iowa and the positive work being done in the state to improve water quality. Members of ACWA have been working diligently on water quality for 20 years.

Ag Partners Recognized as Founding Member of IAEP

Oct 15,2018

CEO, Troy Upah accepts IAEP award on behalf of Ag Partners, LLC.