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Landus Optimization Network: Frequently Asked Questions

Jun 09, 2021

Here is everything you need to know about the Landus Optimization Network and how it benefits our member-owners. 

United Farmers Cooperative Joins Optimization by Landus

Jun 09, 2021

United Farmers Cooperative (UFC) announced today it has entered into agreement with Landus to join the Landus Optimization Network.

Plan ahead! Schedule your preseason dryer service today!

May 26, 2021

Our preseason dryer service program is now available!

3 Tips to Maximize Micronutrient ROI

May 14, 2021

Compared to macronutrients, which are generally applied in hundreds of pounds per acre, micronutrients might seem less critical for plant nutrition. Although crops may only require small quantities of micronutrients, critical functions within the plant are halted or less efficient without them. To ensure your crops have what they need to thrive and optimize the return on your micronutrient investment, keep these tips in mind.

WHAT COULD A DRY SEASON MEAN FOR YOUR CROPS?

May 03, 2021

By: Jason Haegele, Agronomy Manager, Winfield United   Abnormally dry to extreme drought conditions can have substantial impacts on crop performance. Even though some parts of the country are seeing plenty of moisture now, we all know conditions can change quickly. Consider these insights as you think ahead and prepare for dry weather.

WHAT COULD A WET SEASON MEAN FOR YOUR CROPS?

May 03, 2021

By: Jason Haegele, Agronomy Manager, Winfield United  Moisture is essential for optimal crop growth, but too much of it can flood fields and hinder plant performance. Knowing the answers to these questions can help you prepare for and mitigate the effects of saturated soils.

Adapting to Change | By: Steve Lebrun, Vice President of Feed

Apr 19, 2021

It seems like each spring, all of us in agriculture stop and spend some time considering the start of a new year. We anticipate the opportunities that the next crop year will bring and in years past spring was the time that many livestock had their offspring born. It’s time to plan and look forward in agriculture. In the Feed Division we continue to be committed to your cooperatives vision, “To provide sustainable solutions and exceptional services that enable current and future generations to achieve success.”

Capacity for Opportunity | By: Jonathan Olmscheid, Chief Financial Officer

Apr 19, 2021

The last year has gone by quickly, and I have learned a great deal about the UFC businesses, culture, dedication to employees and overall strategies. Along with that, I’ve also witnessed our team’s ability, company wide, to adapt to the adverse Coronavirus working environment and make the most of the situation. Every day I continue to learn alongside the team as UFC navigates the path to success both financially and operationally within the core businesses.

Forward Thinking | By: Mitch Altermatt, CEO/General Manager

Apr 19, 2021

With temperatures on the rise we’re beginning to see shed doors open, field equipment coming in for pre-season maintenance and field work underway. Within the next month, you will spend many long and demanding hours planting your crops, and you will continue to work hard throughout the growing season to ensure your efforts pay off this fall. The success and longevity of your operation depends on your ability to plan for the future, to be forward-thinking.

From the Chairman | By: Jeff Manderscheid, Chairman of the Board

Apr 19, 2021

I never thought I would serve as chairperson of a board, and yet this unexpected chapter in my professional life is something I am thoroughly enjoying. Agriculture has always been the foundation of my career, and now as chairman of the board I have the opportunity to serve the industry in a different capacity. I’m able to work alongside employees, patrons, the leadership team and fellow board members to strengthen our cooperative to better serve our patrons.

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