Ag Partners Timeline

2018

New Wamego Office

A new office and warehouse were completed at the Wamego location.

2018

Merger

Ag Partners Cooperative and Nemaha County Coop merged into Ag Partners Cooperative, Inc.

2017

New Main Office

Nemaha County Coop purchased 6th Street office in Seneca for their new main office location.

2017

Storage Expansion

636,000 bushels storage added to Padonia.

2017

Storage Expansion

488,000 bushels storage added to Sabetha.

2017

New Fertilizer Plant

Nemaha County Coop opened their Summit fertilizer plant.

2016

White Cloud and Hiawatha

White Cloud and Hiawatha downtown elevators acquired.

2016

Storage Expansion

407,000 bushels storage added to Robinson.

2016

Storage Expansion

488,000 bushels storage added to Sabetha.

2016

Axtell

Nemaha County Coop purchased Axtell Grain, bringing the company up to nine locations in northeast Kansas.

2016

Anhydrous Storage Expansion

45,000 gallon anhydrous storage facility added at Summit location.

2016

80th Anniversary

Nemaha County Coop celebrated 80 years of service to local producers.

2016

New Offices

New Sabetha office located on the east side of town.

2016

Storage Expansion

426,000 bushels storage added to Willis.

2016

New Facility

New Ag Shop building in Hiawatha.

2015

Fuel Location Acquired

Self Serve Fuel location acquired from PCS in Powhattan.

2015

Storage Expansion

425,000 bushel grain bin added at the Corning location.

2014

Storage Expansion

325,000 bushels storage added to Sabetha.

2014

Storage Expansion

510,000 bushels storage added to Powhattan.

2014

Storage Expansion

425,000 bushel grain bin added at Baileyville location.

2013

Facilities Move

Moved NH3 plant to the west of Willis with a total of 84,000-gallon storage.

2013

Storage Expansion

320,000 bushels storage added to Padonia.

2013

Storage Expansion

525,000 bushels storage added to Powhattan.

2013

Greenfield Site Wamego

Greenfield Site Wamego including scales, leg, and two 440,000 bushel grain bins.

2012

Storage Expansion

Third grain bin added to Vliets complex.

2012

St. Mary's, Belvue and Wamego

Nemaha County Coop purchased Farmers Cooperative St Marys, which included facilities in St Marys, Belvue, and Wamego.

2011

Sabetha and Humboldt

Farmers Elevator Cooperative is acquired adding Sabetha and Humboldt locations.

2011

Storage Expansion

197,000 gallons of Anhydrous Ammonia storage added through Condo Storage Program.

2011

Mr. Tire

Nemaha County Coop opened their new Mr. Tire Service Center location at the south end of Seneca.

2010

Expanded Storage

320,000 bushels storage added to Willis through Condo Storage Program.

2010

Storage Expansion

Leg and first two bins added to Vliets complex

2009

Expanded Storage

320,000 bushels storage added to Robinson through Condo Storage Program.

2008

Expanded Storage

320,000 bushels storage added to Padonia through Condo Storage Program.

2008

Storage Expansion

425,000 bushel grain bin added at the Seneca location

2006

50th Anniversary

Celebrated 50 years of service to the community. Board of Directors: Howard Elliott, Jason Taylor, Larry Ewing, Neal Frost, Mark Meyer, Larry Oltjen, Mark Knudson.

2006

Padonia and Reserve

Purchased Padonia and Reserve elevators from Padonia Grain Farmers.

2006

Anhydrous Storage Expansion

Anhydrous storage added at the Corning and Baileyville locations.

2005

Property Sale

Sold Ampride to Kabredelo’s.

2005

Powhattan Expansion

Completed new storage facility at Powhattan (capacity of 560,000 bushels).

2005

Storage Expansion

First of seven bunkers added at Seneca and Centralia to accommodate producers' needs

2002

Financial Concerns

Farmland Industries declared bankruptcy.

2002

Service Expansion

Midwest Ag Services opened

2002

Opening

Midwest Ag Services opened.

2001

Purchase

Purchased one-half interest in Topeka Terminal, LLC.

2000

New Identity

Purchased facility in Tarkio, Mo., and changed name to Ag Partners Cooperative, Inc.

1999

Storage Expansion

Grain Leg and bins added at the Vliets location

1999

Storage Expansion

Grain Leg and Two Bins were added to the Centralia location

1999

Purchase

Purchased Ampride from Kansas Retail Venture Group.

1997

Purchase

Ampride purchased with Kansas Retail Venture Group.

1996

Property Sales

Service station sold to T.O. Haas.

1994

New Building

Ag Dome built.

1992

Vliets and Lillis

Nemaha County Coop purchased the Vliets and Lillis facilities from the Vliets Farmers Cooperative Association.

1991

Merger

Robinson Co-op merged with the Brown County Co-op.

1988

Recognition

Regis Schmitz, manager at Nemaha County Coop, was presented the Dryer Award from Farmland.

1986

New Bunkers

Bunkers built in Hiawatha for corn and in Powhattan for milo.

1984

Centralia

Nemaha County Coop purchased the CGF grain facility in Centralia, which included an office, feed mill, elevator, and fertilizer plant.

1983

Farm Program Setbacks

Suffered under confusing government PIK (Payment In Kind) and farm programs.

1981

Anniversary Celebration

Celebrated 25 years of service to the community. Board of Directors: Sam Bowen, Dale Brockhoff, Don Knudson, John Reese, Robert Reschke, Richard Rieger, H. Wayne Shirley.

1981

Fire

Dry fertilizer plant catches fire.

1980

Embargo Setbacks

Ag producers suffered adverse effects of President Carter’s grain embargoes.

1978

Propane Sales

Nemaha County Coop began selling propane in addition to fuel.

1977

Expansion

Purchased Willis Elevator.

1975

New Seneca Grain Elevator

Nemaha County Coop built a new grain elevator in Seneca, which now holds 1,080,000 bushels, on land purchased from Henry Wessel.

1974

Sharing the Knowledge

Leon Wenger invited to speak at Farmland Annual Meeting about why Brown County Co-op is so successful.

1970

Explosion

Lid of a 15,000-gallon fuel tank exploded in a gigantic fireball, resulting in estimated damage of $15,000.

1965

Seneca Fertilizer Plant

Nemaha County Coop purchased a bulk fertilizer plant on the west side of Seneca from the Consumers Cooperative Association.

1961

Farm Service Center

Grand Opening of Farm Service Center at 9th and Oregon.

1961

Baileyville

Nemaha County Coop purchased land in Baileyville to build another grain elevator.

1960

Record Sales

Co-op provided the first full year of propane service. Total sales exceeded one-half million dollars for the first time.

1959

Expanded Storage and Delivery

Built more grain storage; added propane service and a feed delivery truck.

1958

Expansion to Powhattan and Corning

Purchased Powhattan Elevator from Paul Schuetz. Nemaha County purchased the Corning Feed Mill and built an elevator that year.

1957

Farm Store Opens

Opened the farm store; it handled feed, seed, chemicals, and bag fertilizer.

1956

Hiawatha Opens

Co-op opened for business at 105 N. 5th St. in Hiawatha with two gasoline trucks owned by Lloyd McIntyre and Lester Swank, the first employees. The Co-op provided and owned the bulk gasoline tanks. Co-op sold gas at 23 ½ cents per gallon on first day of sales.

1956

Charter Obtained

Charter obtained from United States Treasury Department. First Board of Directors: Stephen Brockhoff, Herbert Elliott, Willard Fairfield, Homer Jacobsen, Luther Johannes, Tom McCoy, and John Moyer

1936

Coop Established

Nemaha County Coop was established in Seneca, Kansas. The Coop provided fuel sales and delivery, a service center, and sales of small appliances.