YOUR COMPLETE AGRONOMY DEPARTMENT…
Positioned to Supply Crop Inputs You Want
As a partner in suppling products to growers in east central Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin, we recognize that your crop plans are unique, and we are ready to work with growers to tailor a plan that fits their needs.
Your cooperative has six agronomy locations across our territory: Albertville, Ogilvie, Isanti, Moose Lake, and Rush City in Minnesota, and Osceola in Wisconsin. Every Federated agronomy location offers a full range of products and services, including custom applications of fertilizer and crop protection products. To complete the package, our team of experts supplies the expertise you need to make it all work out.
People buy from people and results bring trust. Federated cultivates business relationships with our member-owners and our staff takes pride in our customers’ success.
The Federated agronomy staff includes Certified Crop Advisors, Certified Professional Agronomists, and Technical Service Providers. You have access to all these experts at your local Federated Co-ops agronomy location.
Plant Food / Crop Nutrients
Crop Protection Products
We carry a wide selection of Corn, Soybean, Alfalfa, Small grains, Cover crop, and Grass seed.
Custom Plant Food Blending
Plant Food Application
- VRA (variable rate application)
- Ag-Lime Application
Crop Protection Application
Crop Management and Planning
- Soil and Crop Sampling
- Grid Sampling
- Composite Sampling
- Tissue Sampling
- SCN Sampling
- Nutrient Management
- Crop Protection
- Seed Selection
- Crop Scouting
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Rod Gustafson is the Agronomy Center Manager in Albertville. He started with the Federated Co-ops, Inc. partners in 1993 as Assistant Manager in Albertville and became manager in 2001. Rod previously was a feed consultant for Arcadia Farmers’ Exchange, was a route salesman for Steiner Sales & Service in Baldwin, and performed inspections for Hitchcock Industries. He has a B.S. in Agriculture Education from University of Wisconsin in River Falls.
Matt Kurtz manages the Rush City Agronomy Center. Matt began his career with Federated Co-ops Inc. in 2012 as counter sales then moved into custom application and sales and has been the manager since 2014. Prior to the co-op system Matt worked for the National Park Service in the maintenance, fire management, and law enforcement divisions and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. Matt enjoys hunting, fishing, and the opportunity to interact and learn from patrons on a daily basis.
Ronald Paulson managed the Isanti Agronomy Location from 2000 through the present. He started with Winnebago Farmers Elevator in the Agronomy and Grain Division in 1984, then worked with Easton Grain as Location Manager and finally managed the Agronomy and Grain Division for the Dill Company in Mapleton before coming to Federated Co-ops, Inc. Ron holds an Ag Business Management Degree from Mankato State University.
Tim Stelter manages the Osceola Agronomy Center. Tim began his career at Federated Co-ops, Inc. doing custom application for Central Rivers in 1995 and has been the Manager in Osceola since 1997. Prior to his employment in the cooperative system, he was a self-employed dairy farmer. Tim attended University of Wisconsin in Madison taking the Farm and Industry Short Course. He has a small cash grain farm. In his free time, he enjoys sports and is involved in community organizations.