Alceco, the farm cooperative component in Ag Partners LLC, 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.
Farmers Elevator Company formed in Albert City
Farmers Elevator Company reorganized as a cooperative
Quaker Oats Elevator on south side of street purchased
Feed mixer installed in north elevator
Elevator constructed to handle barley
Construction of new north elevator and feed mill
New concrete elevator built
Ventured into lumber business
Pole shed and 12 feed bins added
Build new fertilizer plant
Purchased ready mix plant
Built new elevator and purchased anhydrous plant
Added petroleum department
Built annex to new elevator (460,000 bushels)
Two new concrete silos built (520,000 bushels)
First trainload of grain with Milwaukee Railroad System
Two new concrete silos built (620,000 bushels)
Hey, Hey, Hey ... it's "Fat Albert" — a million-bushel concrete silo
Farmers Cooperative Renamed Albert City Elevator - A Cooperative
"Big Bertha" moves in - another million-bushel concrete silo
Built new ready mix plant and purchased Varina Grain facilities
Added open potash storage area
Purchased Standard Oil bulk plant and built new Key-trol service station
Three additional concrete grain silos built and new 70' scale
Purchased Sohigro Fertilizer Plant - Sold lumber yard
Service expands to Rembrandt
First 75-car unit train sold and delivered to the West Coast
Ready mix plant sold to Storm Lake Ready Mix Inc.
Feed mill in Albert City burns down
New joint feed venture with ADM
Key-trol station converted into a cardtrol which is called Flashcard
Alceco forms subsidiary called Farmers Diversified Inc. (FDI)
Purchased Hartley facility
Lease of Golden Sun Feed Mills in Albert City and Laurens
Alceco expands to Harris and finalizes agreement to buy ADM facility in Sheldon
A GP-9 locomotive rolls down the rails at Albert City
One-million bushel storage unit constructed at Hartley
Alceco and Cargill form joint venture - Ag Partners, LLC
Bulk seed services added
Largest expansion in company history at Hartley
Alceco celebrates 100-Year Anniversary!
L-R: Board members Chad Harms, Randy McKibben, Mike Rebhuhn, Jim Wagner, Brian Wells, John Van Gorp, Dixon VanMeeteren, Jim Franzmeier and Ken Murphy.
Buena Vista County Emergency Management was recently awarded matching grants from Alceco, a farmer-owned cooperative, and the Land O’Lakes Foundation.