It started back in 1915 when farmers united to achieve better milk prices.  Lafayette Co-op Creamery started with just 2 employees.  Today, United Farmers Cooperative has grown to over 200 full time employees. That number grows to over 250 with our valued part time and seasonal employees. 

Our membership has grown as well.  From that first group of dairy farmers to our membership now, many legacy's of local cooperatives have united together to serve our agriculture communities.  We are proud of our rich history and deep roots. 

Our mission is to be a trusted partner for the high-quality, dependable products, services and insights that help those who count on us to achieve their goals.

Our vision is to provide sustainable solutions and exceptional service that enables current and future generations to achieve success.

People...Pride...Purpose... Since 1915

Contact the Board

If you would like to contact our board, please feel free to email UFCBoard@ufcmn.com


Leadership, united.

All hailing from different areas of expertise, meet the men and women who lead and support our teams. Their unique areas of expertise contribute to the success of your coop.


Fall harvest is soon underway. Be mindful of your safety and the others around you during this busy harvest season. Slow down, get plenty of rest, operate equipment safely and make sure guards are all in place. avoid entering grain bins if possible, if not, make sure the air quality is good and you have a spotter watching from outside. If you have youth helping, make sure they are mentally and physically able to perform the jobs assigned to them. 
Have a safe and prosperous fall harvest from all of us at UFC! 
Doug Hoffmann
Safety Director




UFC is invested in creating a positive safety culture for every employee across all locations.  Safety culture is acheived when people start thinking of it as a daily practice and not just a set of rules and guidelines to follow.  

Every year at the end of July, we host a safety week at UFC.  We kick off the week wearing our safety shirts with the years theme. Each remaining day has its own safety topic that promote safety at both work and home!

Credit Applications

Want to become a Patron here at United Farmers Cooperative? Fill out one of our credit applications. Our account manager will look at it and determine if you meet our requirements. 

If you have any questions about the application, call Geoff Lemke at 507-232-1008.

Credit Apps

Online ACH Authorization Forms

Print & Mail ACH Authorization Forms

Sales Tax Certificate