Both in numbers and membership dues, agriculture is the largest cooperative group our association represents. This sector includes dairy, marketing and processing, livestock and genetics, farm supply, and energy cooperatives. 


Recent news

Cooperative Network testifies on buffer law in joint Senate committee hearing Cooperative Network recently testified at a joint committee hearing on Minnesota’s buffer law. Members of the Senate Environment and Natural Resources Finance Committee, chaired by Sen. Bill Ingebrigtsen (R – Alexandria) and the Agriculture, Rural Development and Housing Finance...

Cooperative Network-led language that would allow for the establishment of an agricultural cooperative health plan was signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton on January 26. The provision was contained in a larger piece of legislation aimed at providing healthcare premium relief to assist in stabilizing Minnesota’s individual insurance market...

Recently, Hoard's Dairyman featured Cooperative Network's comments on how the Trump presidency will potentially impact the dairy industry.  Check out these links to read Part 1 and Part 2 of the feature in Hoard's Dairyman. 

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Agriculture members


Board representation

Mark Berning Mark Berning


Land O'Lakes

Terri Dallas Terri Dallas

Marketing & Processing

Cooperative Resources International

Curt Eischens Curt Eischens

Regional Supply

CHS Inc.

Brian Koenig Brian Koenig

Local Supply–Wisconsin

Insight FS

Bob Topel Bob Topel


Foremost Farms USA

Kelly Christianson Kelly Christianson

Local Supply–Minnesota

Northern Resources Cooperative

Bill Zuhlke Bill Zuhlke

Regional Supply

Land O'Lakes

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