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



UFC wishes you a safe and successful spring.  Please keep the following safety reminders in mind as you complete your spring planting.
-KNOW YOU RISK:  Identify and recognize the risks of the tasks you are performing.  Plan out a safe and correct way to complete them.
-DON’T SKIP EQUIPMENT SAFETY CHECKS:  Check all equipment and safety equipment to make sure they are operating correctly.  Always wear seatbelt.
-STAY VISIBLE AND USE LIGHTS: Use Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) signs on your equipment.  Make sure lights and flashers are fully operational.  Share the roadways.
-CREATE A RESPONSIBLE PLAN:  Have a plan in place for accidents or dangerous situations.  Share the plan with everyone who is involved in your operation.  Make sure you have fire extinguishers in every piece of equipment.
-TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF:  Make sure you get adequate rest, drink plenty of water and eat properly.  Reduce stress by taking breaks when you can.  Practice proper Covid protocols.  You and your family are your most important asset.
-STAY AWARE:  Constantly be aware of your surroundings like children playing, animals, and other machinery.  Slow down, be alert, Stay Safe.

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

Online ACH Authorization Forms

Print & Mail ACH Authorization Forms

Sales Tax Certificate