WELCOME TO UNITED COOPERATIVE

Serving the farms and rural communities of Wisconsin and beyond

ABOUT US

WE'RE HERE TO SERVE YOU

From seed and fertilizer to grain storage and marketing, we’re ready when you are

AGRONOMY

KEEPING OUR CUSTOMERS COZY

You’ll never run out of propane or fuel oil when you sign up with our delivery team

HOME HEAT

Effective April 1st, 2021:

The Beaver Dam Corporate Office will be closing at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Propane and refined fuel deliveries will go unchanged. As a reminder, please call before 3 p.m. 2-business days prior to your route day to avoid any trip charges.
 

A farmer-owned business for everyone

You probably already know United Cooperative supplies the feed, seed and fertilizer products farmers need to run their businesses. What you may not know is that we also supply propane and home heating oil to both rural and town customers. Or that we own and operate multiple Cenex fueling stations and convenience stores. Or that we are part owners in three ethanol plants.

Part of our cooperative mission is to make our rural communities great places to live. If we identify a need, we try to be part of the solution, whether it’s through our financial commitments, service on local boards and councils or employee volunteer efforts. We’re here for the long haul, and pride ourselves on meeting or exceeding your expectations every time you call. It’s why we say, “Rely on us” in all of our cooperative branding.

We don’t see ourselves simply as product or service vendors, but rather as community solution providers who work for you, our member-owners.

The cooperative brings value to our communities

Although you may not think about us much outside of the busy spring planting and fall harvesting seasons, your local cooperative is an engine of economic activity. We provide full-time and seasonal employment opportunities to members of the communities we serve. We deliver the feed, seed, fuel, fertilizer and crop protection farmers need to run their businesses. And as part of United Cooperative, we return a share of our annual profits to our member-owners, in the form of patronage, which then circulates back through our local businesses, churches, golf courses, social organizations and more.

Giving back to the community is one of the principles of cooperative ownership, and United Cooperative takes this responsibility very seriously. From financial commitments in the form of local scholarships, support for FFA and 4-H chapters, as well as donations to local needs including fire and ambulance equipment; to food pantries and recreational opportunities for kids. We also encourage our employees to volunteer in their communities, as coaches, mentors, board members and first responders. To learn more about our commitment to local giving, please click on the link below.
 

GIVING BACK

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Current Conditions

Safe, dependable propane delivery

As we head into the coldest part of winter, you can count on the energy team at United Cooperative to keep your tank filled with this clean-burning and economical heating fuel. Whether you own your tank or rent from us, we’ll make sure you get the propane you need for your home, shop or livestock buildings. And safety is always our first priority.

We have options for one-time delivery, regularly-scheduled deliveries and even electronic tank monitoring equipment to let you know when you’re running low.

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We can help you determine what pays—and what doesn’t

Solid grain prices make it a lot easier to earn a profit on cash grain. Unfortunately, that’s not the case everyday. The goal now is to grow as many bushels as you can profitably on every acre you farm. In some cases, that might mean switching to better-performing corn hybrids, soybean and alfalfa varieties. It could mean increasing crop nutrients on your best ground, and perhaps cutting back on poorer soils. It means keeping a close eye on disease and insect pressures before investing in costly rescue treatments.

Truth be told, it probably means all of these things. And that’s where the experienced, professional field agronomists at United Cooperative can help.  LEARN MORE

News

Finding the Right Harvest Opportunity for First Crop Alfalfa

Apr 15, 2021

Spring is in the air and the fields are starting to fill with green. The words in the back of everyone’s mind are: first crop. Time to get the equipment out, cleaned off, tuned-up and ready to roll. Whether you are doing balealge, haylage, or dry hay, knowing what quality you are aiming for will help guide you on what temperature to harvest at.

The Most Diversified Weed...Waterhemp!

Apr 06, 2021

We have been dealing with waterhemp at the Deerfield location going back to the mid 1990s. We identified it in some of our grower’s peat fields raising mint. Waterhemp is in the same family as smooth and redroot pigweed. Originally it was misidentified by many early on as just pigweed. The characteristics of tall and common waterhemp that differ are that it has no hair on any above ground plant parts and has a waxy/shiny hue.
 

Understanding a Propane-Powered Lifestyle

Apr 02, 2021

Are you considering the purchase of a propane powered home, appliance, or workspace? Have you recently purchased a property but are new to the propane process? Moving into a new home or shop can be overwhelming. If you are new to it, having a propane-powered lifestyle shouldn’t be something that causes you to lose sleep. Here is what you need to know to get yourself on the right track:

Tags: Energy, Propane

High Wheat Management

Mar 18, 2021

As we warm up and melt the remaining snow away, the time to start evaluating our wheat stands is quickly approaching us.  Winter wheat will only tiller for a short time after it breaks dormancy in early spring so evaluating where you are for stand density can be very helpful when determining your timing & rate for your first nitrogen application.

Tags: Agronomy

Managing Alfalfa and Wheat as Spring Unfolds

Mar 18, 2021

The past few weeks has given us a glimpse of spring in some areas of the state. As refreshing as it might be to see the snow begin to disappear, it means we are greatly stressing our alfalfa and winter wheat fields. Once things thaw out enough to get a shovel in the ground is a perfect time to go out and assess your fields for any damage that has occurred over the winter.

Tags: Agronomy

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