ABOUT US

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 300 full time employees.  That number grows to over 500 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 vision is to supply our customers with technology, products, and services in a manner that is extraordinary enough to add value to their lives.

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

Contact the Board

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

Awards

2019 Dare to Soar Winners

Dustin Wendorff, Matt Ditsch, Jon Fruetel, Alex Portner, Bridgette Louwagie (Rookie of the Year), Kayla Leifermann (Rookie of the Year), Adam Portner

The purpose of the Dare to Soar program is to recognize people who consistently go above and beyond to exceed customer expectations, while at the same time maintaining a positive team attitude through words, actions and work ethics.

SAFETY

Fall Harvest Safety Message

UFC wishes you a safe and successful fall.  Please keep the following safety reminders in mind as you complete your fall harvest.
 
-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.
 
HAVE A SAFE AND PROSPERUS FALL HARVEST.   
 

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