Midwest Farmers Coopeartive awarded several grants to local FFA chapters for the 2018-2019 school year. We are proud to support these chapters and the young men and women that have an interest in agriculture. It is a small way that we can give back to the communities that support Midwest Farmers Cooperative and a way to support the future of agriculture. The chapters and projects are listed below.

  • Nebraska City: $3,000 for grow towers
  • Syracuse: $2,800 for chrome books for the classromm for record-keeping
  • Freeman: $2,600 for Strengths Finder Assessment
  • Auburn: $2,500 for animal learning kits for cattle, dogs, goats, and rabbits
  • Conestoga: $2,200 for goat animal lab
  • Palmyra: $1,700 for tower garden, animal science learning lab kit and support leadership experiences to attend National FFA Convention
  • Ashland-Greenwood: $1,600 for composting project
  • Crete: $1,300 to purchase metal to build new welding tables
  • Waverly: $1,100 for TIG welder and supplies
  • The Career Academy: $750 to purchase a food quality microwave, dehydrator and vacuum sealer for food science class

You can read the press release from the Nebraska FFA Foundation here.


Midwest Farmers Cooperative teamed up with Land O'Lakes and CoBank to donate to the Rural Back Pack program with the Food Bank of Lincoln.  One in five children in Nebraska under the age of 18 is at risk for hunger.  This program provides back packs filled with healthy food for children of need to take home on Friday afternoons.  This year the donation by Midwest Farmers Cooperative will go to children in Adams, Bennet-Palmyra, Elmwood-Murdock, HTRS, Norris, Pawnee City, Raymond Central, Syracuse, Tecumseh and Waverly.


With October being Cooperative month as proclaimed by Governor Ricketts, Pure Nebraska on 10/11 has been featuring cooperatives every Tuesday morning. Here is an article and video about our Syracuse rail facility. Cooperatives: Facilities


In honor of National FFA week February 17th-24th, we awarded several grants to local FFA chapters in partnership with Land O'Lakes and CoBank. We are proud to support these chapters and the young men and women that have an interest in agriculture. It is a small way that we can give back to the communities that support Midwest Farmers Cooperative and a way to support the future of agriculture. The capters are listed below. Click here for amounts and programs being funded.

  • Waverly FFA
  • Ashland-Greenwood FFA
  • The Career Academy (LPS)
  • Conestoga FFA
  • Auburn FFA
  • Syracuse FFA
  • Palmyra FFA/ Elmwood-Murdock FFA

The Employee Advisory Group, EAG, honored employees for this past quarter through the Employee Excellence program. From a group of nominations received by the EAG from employees, Jeremy Wilhelm, CEO, announced five employees that received awards and recognized four other employees that received nominations. Congratulations and thank you for your dedication and service to MFC!

Announced from August EAG meeting

Award Winners
Innovator  Award - Joel Boee
Five Star Customer Service Award - Lisa Eggerling
Excellence Award - Lary Bstanding
Above and Beyond Project Award - Steve Cole
 
Certificates
Excellence Award nominee - Tye Bantz, Trent Bohling, & Ivan Buss
Five Star Customer Service Award nominee - Kim Griepenstroh
 

Past Award Winners


Midwest Farmers Cooperative values the next generation in agriculture leaders and is pleased to introduce our Emerging Leaders in Agriculture program.  This program will target producers and their spouses between the ages of 25-40 years old.  This program will introduce ag leaders in our communities to the latest technology in our industry, keys to financial success for your farm, unique grain marketing strategies as well as some fun.  The first program will kickoff the afternoon of July 17th in Lincoln with a few short programs, then the group will head to a baseball game and wrap up after lunch on the 18th.  Space is limited, so if you are interested in participating, please contact Jeremy Wilhelm at 402-994-2585.