Our interests are closely aligned with the people we serve
Automatic Bill Payment, Direct Deposit, Credit & Membership Apps and Propane Forms for your online convenience
Serving in 3 year terms, our 10 directors and 2 associate directors represent the members of Key Cooperative
From 1918 to today, Key Cooperative’s is rooted in our promise to invest in our shareholders
More than a century of farming cooperatively
Key Cooperative’s roots stretch all the way back to 1918, when local farmers pooled their resources to purchase goods and services they needed to run their businesses, and to collectively market their grain. By the 1960s, ag co-ops were purchasing the specialized equipment needed to handle and apply crop nutrients as well as new types of chemical crop protection coming to market.
Today, cooperatives continue to do all of those things, but have evolved even further to become centers for innovation and knowledge-sharing. At Key, serving our member-owners in whatever ways they find most helpful is at the core of everything we do. We use all of the resources at our disposal, including the land grant university system, WinField United Answer Plots, local field trials and industry expertise, to bring proven and profitable strategies right to the farm gate.
We believe strongly in the cooperative system, where profits are reinvested back into the cooperative or returned to our shareholders. There simply isn’t a better business model for aligning the interests of customers—our member-owners—with those who provide the goods and services they need.
Our Leaders - 2023 Board of Directors
Front row (left to right): Brian Larsen, Mike Engbers, Bryce Arkema, Branon Osmundson & Ryan Bell.
Back row: Megan Veldboom, Mark Tjernagel, Dave Hill, Nathan Voight, Brian Lowry, Chad Hafkey & Lucas Tjelmeland.
Bryce Arkema, President
Pella, Term Ending 2025
Mike Engbers, Vice President
Lynnville, Term Ending 2025
Branon Osmundson, Secretary
Ames, Term Ending 2024
Ryan Bell, Treasurer
Newton, Term Ending 2024
Brian Larsen, Assistant Secretary
St. Anthony, Term Ending 2023
Grinnell, Term Ending 2023
McCallsburg, Term Ending 2025
Brian Lowry, Associate Director
Searsboro, Term Ending 2023
Nevada, Term Ending 2025
Roland, Term Ending 2023
Grinnell, Term Ending 2023
Nathan Voight, Associate Director
Nevada, Term Ending 2024
The value of cooperatives
There is much to be admired about the co-op model
For one thing, we understand we’re all in this together
Farming has always been an inherently risky business. There are simply too many factors out of your control. One way to mitigate risk, however, is to join together with like-minded individuals in an organization whose sole purpose for existence is to help its member-owners succeed.
We do that not by telling you how to run your business, but by asking what you need in order to run your business more profitably. Whether it’s agronomic services or advice, grain storage and marketing, risk management tools such as crop insurance or grain marketing options, energy purchasing and storage options, or almost anything else you can think of, we are here to serve you. If we don’t have the answers you’re looking for, we’ll find someone who does. It’s how we’ve been doing business for more than 100 years.
Working to make our communities better
Direct, financial contributions to fund specific needs and requests in our communities.
Land O’ Lakes Matching Grant Program
Local financial support that is doubled through the generosity of Land O’Lakes.
Community Scholarship Program
Application-based scholarships to deserving students in our area.
Bushels for Ag
Key Cooperative is proud to partner with local FFA chapters to provide a hands-on grain marketing experience.
Get the help you need, when you need it
At Key Cooperative, we think of the relationship between us and our member-owners as an essential business partnership. We know that when our members are successful, we are more likely to be successful as well. Feel free to call us anytime with questions or concerns about any of our products or services, your account, or anything else that’s on your mind. Remember, we are here to serve you.
Automatic Bill Payment
Pay bills at the co-op automatically, directly from your checking account.
Deposit money from the co-op directly into your checking or saving’s account.
Credit & Membership Apps
These are the forms you’ll need to apply for membership at the co-op.
For new propane customers, please fill out this application and return it to any Key location.