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.



UFC wants you to practice Safety during this fall harvest season.  Here are some helpful tips to remember:
-SHUT OFF EQUIPMENT WHEN NEEDING TO DO MAINTANENCE:  Leaving equipment running is not worth risking a loss of life or limb.
-SHARE THE ROAD:  You share the road with individuals that aren’t familiar with farm equipment.  Be mindful of their safety and your own safety on public roads.
-WEAR YOUR PPE: Protective Eyewear, Earplugs, Gloves, and other PPE should be used when appropriate.
-SLEEP:  Do not ignore your health during the harvest season.  Take breaks and get adequate sleep.
-CHILD SAFETY ON THE FARM:  Always be aware of where your children are during daily activities.
-GUARDS:  Keep ALL guards in place while operating machinery.
-CREATE A PLAN:  Make sure you have a safety plan in place in case an accident occurs.
Remember National Farm Safety and Health Week is September 19-25, 2021. This year’s theme is:  Farm Safety Yields Real Results.  Check out their website at:  https://www.necasag.org/nationalfarmsafetyandhealthweek/  for Daily Safety Topics and Videos.

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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.  Our Soar to Safety program and fun activities like safety week, help us promote safety culture across UFC.

Soar to Safety is UFC's safety program that concentrates on reinforcing positive behavior of those working safely around us.  We have representatives from across divisions and locations that meet monthly to review and continue to improve our safety efforts.

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 and host an employee and family picnic on Monday nights with different health screening and wellness activities to participate in.  Each remaing 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 507-647-6606 Ext #: 6752

Credit Apps

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