Federated Employee Goes to Hall of Fame
One of Federated’s veteran employees, Larry Lindquist, received a special honor in late October.
WAYRYNEN FAMILY - FARM FAMILY OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to the entire Wayrynen family. Matt is an Associate Board member.
DAN DAVIDSON 30 YEARS!
Propane location manager, Dan Davidson, celebrated 30 years with the co-op this month.
CRAIG GUSTAFSON CONCLUDES AGRONOMY CAREER WITH MANY THANKS
It’s hard to put a cap on a 44-year ag career that began with pumping gas at the co-op’s full-service gas station. But that’s what Craig Gustafson will do when he retires from his role as Federated’s Vice President of Agronomy at the end of October, capping off a great run in the agriculture business.
JIM GUTZWILLER 35 YEARS!
Propane Location Manager, Jim Gutzwiller, celebrated 35 years with the co-op this month.
KEN O'BRIEN 25 YEARS!
Congratulations to Ken O’Brien for 25 years at the co-op as of 4/22/21. Ken’s can-do attitude and willingness to do what every it takes is very inspirational.
20 YEARS OF SERVICE TO FEDERATED AND GOING STRONG
It was a good move when Federated hired Ron Paulson as the Isanti location manager on Dec. 4, 2000, and last month Federated recognized him for 20 years of service. In 2005-2006, under Paulson’s leadership, the old feed mill facility was taken down and replaced with what has become a thriving Country Store. Paulson, a Minnesota Certified Crop Advisor, has earned the respect of Federated customers and staff over two decades of overseeing the Country Store and agronomy operations in Isanti.
CRAIG GUSTAFSON PROMOTED TO VICE PRESIDENT OF AGRONOMY
Craig Gustafson was promoted to Vice President of Agronomy Operations effective 1/1/2021.
LUTHER CARLSON RETIRES
Congratulations to Luther Carlson on his retirement. Luther has been with the co-op for over 21 years
LANNIE STEGEMAN 45 YEARS OF SERVICE
Federated Coops recently recognized Lannie Stegeman for his 45 years of service to the Coop and its Patrons. Although Lannie’s official fulltime employment with the Coop started in June of 1975 he did some part time work at the Ogilvie location unloading rail cars of bagged fertilizer as a youngster.
NEW SIGNS IN PINE CITY
Come visit Christopher Rix and the team at the Federated Co-ops Pine City Building Center and Farm Supply.
DARLENE JOY SMITH 1945 – 2020
After marrying Ron in 1968, they moved to Big Sandy Lake (McGregor, MN) where she completely embraced the “Up North” lifestyle of hunting and fishing.
ELVIN AND BYRON RETIRE
The New Year always bring Change to life, Even at the Federated Co-op Country store in Mora!
COREY NELSON CELEBRATES 40 YEARS AT FEDERATED
Today we recognized Corey Nelson for 40 years with the co-op. I think he was hired the day he got his drivers license. For those that do not know Corey,
BRIAN DEVRIES RETIRES
Brian DeVries, Ogilvie Location Manager is retiring on December 31, 2019. Brian started with Federated in the spring of 2004 managing the petroleum operations for Federated.
DARLENE SMITH RETIRES FROM FEDERATED CO-OPS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Darlene Smith announced her retirement from the Board of Directors effective 10/24/19.
GEORGE SANDY CELEBRATES 35 YEARS AT FEDERATED
Corey Nelson on the left recognized George Sandy for 35 years at Federated Co-ops.
JR CELEBRATES 5 YEARS AT FEDERATED CO-OPS
Ron Paulson giving JR Hoefs a certificate for regonition of 5 years of service at Federated Co-ops.
RON KEIL RETIRES
Ron Keil retired today after 17 great years at the coop. He was part of the propane team.
ANNUAL MEETING UPDATE
Our annual meeting took place on April 10th. 2019. Thanks to those patrons that were able to attend.
JOHN KLINISKI CELEBRATES 20 YEARS WITH FEDERATED CO-OPS
John started in the propane department 20 years ago serving our customers out of the Aitkin plant.
TOM JACKSON CELEBRATES 35 YEARS WITH FEDERATED CO-OPS
Tom Jackson is celebrating 35 years with Federated Co-ops. Tom started his career in a hardware store where we now have our company office here in Princeton.
MIKE MEELBERG RETIRES AFTER 37 YEARS
Mike Meelberg announced his retirement effective July 13, 2018. Mike has made many contributions over his 37 year career and will be missed.
RESHA TIMMER CELEBRATES 10 YEARS WITH FEDERATED
Congrats to Resha Timmer for 10 years with the coop. She does a fantastic job leading our customer service team.
DAWN MEELBERG RETIRES FROM FEDERATED CO-OPS
After 20 great years devoted to the Co-op, Dawn Meelberg has announce her retirement effective May 4th.
BRAD ELMSTRAND CELEBRATES 25 YEARS WITH FEDERATED CO-OPS
Brad Elmstrand, on the left, is being recognized by Brian Stolt for 25 years of service at the Co-op
MISTY ERICKSON CELEBRATES 10 YEARS AT FEDERATED CO-OPS
We would like to Congratulate Misty on 10 years of excellent service with Federated Co-ops!
GARY VANALST CELEBRATES 25 YEARS WITH FEDERATED CO-OPS
Gary grew up in the Ogilvie area on a Dairy farm and milked cows until 1994.
HEATHER BERGER CELEBRATES 5 YEARS WITH FEDERATED
Congratulations to Heather Berger for 5 years at the Animal House Pet and Feed store in Chisago City, MN.
CRAIG GUSTAFSON CELEBRATES 40 YEARS AT FEDERATED CO-OPS
Craig Gustafson Celebrated 40 years at Federated Co-Ops, Inc. June 1, 2017. In Craig’s 40 years at Federated started working at Polk County Co-Op in the feed mill and today oversees the Eastern Agronomy Division for Federated Co-Op, Inc.
STEVE KARSKY RETIRES FROM FEDERATED CO-OPS
Steve Karsky retires after 40 years in the business. Steve started working on Propane trucks with Northwest L P Gas in Mora 40 Years ago.
LARRY LINQUIST CELEBRATES 40 YEARS WITH FEDERATED CO-OPS
Larry Lindquist celebrated 40 years with the co-op on November 21, 2017.
DAWN MEELBERG CELEBRATES 20 YEARS WITH FEDERATED
Dawn Meelberg is celebrating 20 years with Federated Co-ops. Dawn is the one in the blue, trying to hide behind the balloons. Congratulations Dawn on 20 years of outstanding service!
SHAWN REESE CELEBRATES 20 YEARS WITH FEDERATED
Shawn has provided 20 years of outstanding customer service for Federated's propane customers in the Princeton area and surrounding communities.
MORA ON 65 REMODEL
We are remodeling our Mora on 65 location.
CELEBRATING 40 YEARS WITH JIM BARTHEL
“Family, Faith and Federated” those are the 3 constants of Jim Barthel’s life. And as we celebrate his 40 years of service, and hear his story, it is very clear how true that really is.
ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING
** New Location **
OLD EQUITY RETIRED
The board has targeted the longest tenured members which covers all years through 1987. The Co-op has the financial resources to do this because of the over 50,000 loyal patrons and their commitment to the Co-op.
ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING
New meeting location
RAQUEL ULMER PROMOTED TO CFO
Raquel Ulmer has been promoted to be the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the co-op.
IT'S 2017: TIME TO RENEW PSP
Federated Co-ops, Inc., requires growers to annually update or renew their Product Service Policy (PSP) before crop protection can be purchased or applied each spring.
LEARNING & SUCCESS IN 2016, PARTNERING TOGETHER IN 2017
It is hard to believe 2016 is coming to a close.
AL JOHNSON CELEBRATES 33 YEARS WITH FEDERATED
Al Johnson celebrated 33 years with Federated and 40 years in the Propane business on November 1, 2016.
NATE VRUDN SERVING FEDERATED GROWERS AND OUR COUNTRY