After a Farmway membership vote of approval of 91 percent on June 8, Farmway Co-op, Inc. (Farmway) and Central Valley Ag (CVA) officially unite into one cooperative on Friday, September 1, 2017.
The new Central Valley Ag will consist of 90 locations across Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas with more than 800 employees dedicated to serving its producer-owners. CVA is headquartered in York, Neb. with Carl Dickinson serving as President/CEO. Art Duerksen, Farmway president and chief executive officer, joins the CVA management team as Senior Vice President of Business Development.
“We celebrate a historic milestone as we formally join Central Valley Ag and Farmway into one team embracing the cooperative spirit to deliver value to our members,” said Dickinson. “CVA is investing in the people and places that move agriculture forward. As a result, CVA is wholly invested in the long-term success of this region for our employees and customers.”
Combined, the unified cooperative will have more than $400 million in members’ equity creating a strong balance sheet that improves equity revolvement to legacy producers, while providing services and patronage to today’s producers and viability for the future.
“Joining forces with CVA brings together two world-class cooperatives with rich histories and strong track records to create outstanding opportunities for our member-owners and employees,” said Duerksen. “With a 91 percent vote of approval from our membership, it shows that our producer-owners recognize greater possibilities and have ensured the long-term success of the cooperative by supporting this unification.”
Central Valley Ag offers a wide range of products, services, information and innovation through its agronomy, energy, feed and grain divisions to meet the needs of agricultural producers across the region.
To learn more, visit cvacoop.com.
ABOUT CENTRAL VALLEY AG
Central Valley Ag is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in York. CVA has locations in Iowa, Kansas, and Nebraska. Local facilities are located in Ulysses, Rising City and Shelby. CVA is an innovative leader providing products and services in grain, agronomy, feed, and energy. You can find more information about Central Valley Ag by visiting www.cvacoop.com.
Farmway is focused on helping their producer-owners succeed. Headquartered in Beloit, Kan. Farmway has 37 locations across nine counties in North Central Kansas, offering energy, agronomy, feed and grain solutions. Find out more about Farmway by visiting www.farmwaycoop.com.