About Us

ABOUT US

About Farmers Pride

Farmers Pride is a farm supply and grain marketing cooperative owned by the people we serve. It was established in Battle Creek, Nebraska, as a creamery cooperative in 1929. Today, the company serves agricultural producers, commercial customers and homeowners throughout a 30-county area in northeast Nebraska. 

We operate primarily in five core business units: Grain, Feed, Agronomy, Energy and Transportation. We’re proud of our rural and cooperative heritage, and the role Farmers Pride plays in the economic health of our communities. Our 125 full-time and part-time employees are dedicated to the highest quality service to our more than 9,500 customers.  

Farmers Pride continues to invest in people, facilities, equipment and technology at each of our company locations to ensure we are able to meet the changing needs of our patrons. Our goal is always to exceed the expectation of our customers, large and small.

OUR MISSION

What we do. Why we do it. 

At Farmers Pride, we are laser-focused on supporting Nebraska farmers who help feed the world. Over the next 40 years, they will need to produce more food than in the previous 10,000 years combined to meet a growing world population.

Our promise is to provide area farmers with the people, products and programs to help them meet or exceed this lofty goal—while at the same time looking out for the environment with practices that preserve our land, water, air and wildlife.

Technology introduced over the last 20 years, for example, has made it possible to apply exactly the right amount of crop nutrients on every acre farmed, minimizing the chances of over-applying fertilizer and allowing it to escape. Many farmers are using some of this advanced technology already, and at Farmers Pride, we are adding the people and resources needed to help even more farmers benefit from the cost-savings and environmental stewardship afforded by technology.

Our History

Farmers Pride has grown through a series of mergers and acquisitions into the cooperative we are today.
 

Community

One of the seven principles which guide all cooperative organizations is giving back to the community. At Farmers Pride, our commitment to that principle runs deep. Here are a few of the organizations we support with our time, volunteer efforts and financial support:

Farmers Pride $400 Annual Scholarship 

For local high school seniors enrolling an agricultural-related program at an accredited post-secondary Nebraska college.  Candidates must be graduating senior of Battle Creek High School, Newman Grove High School, Madison High School, Osmond High School, Plainview High School, Pierce High School, Ewing High School, Neligh-Oakdale High School, Oakland-Craig High School, Bloomfield High School, Norfolk High School, Norfolk Catholic High School, Lutheran High Northeast, Laurel-Concord High School, Oneill High School, Scribner-Snyder High School. Students are to complete application and submit to their HS Guidance Counselor or Vocational Ag-Instructor by March 1, 2020.  $400 scholarships are announced in April with monies distributed in January after completion of fall semester.  For more information contact your HS Guidance Counselor.

Nebraska Cooperative Council Education Foundation Scholarship Program

Student eligibility is restricted to sons/daughters of a parent/legal guardian who has been an active member, director, or employee for at least the prior three years of a cooperative.  Colleges included in the Scholarship Program are: 

  • UNL College of Ag Sciences & Natural Resources – incoming and upper class students majoring in agribusiness or agricultural economics 
  • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture (NCTA) at Curtis – students majoring in agribusiness or ag production systems 
  • UNK – upper-class students majoring in agribusiness
For more information, please contact the Nebraska Cooperative Council
 

Matching Grants

Each fall, Farmers Pride and participating businesses match dollar-for-dollar cash donations made my member cooperatives  to hometown projects, human service organizations, education/youth (FFA/4H), civic & art endeavors, and hunger programs. 

4H Fair Breakfasts: An Annual Favorite

Farmers Pride employees serve a traditional farm breakfast of pancakes, sausage, juice and coffee to the young exhibitors and their families at seven local county fairs. 

Management

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Board of Directors

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Locations

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