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About us

Cooperative Producers, Inc. is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Hastings, Nebraska. Beginning in 1978 as a merchandising arm of six area coops, the CPI of today was formed in 2007 with the final merger of those coops.

CPI is in 30 communities throughout South Central Nebraska. We offer a wide range of products and services through our Agronomy, Energy, Feed, and Grain divisions.

23

Grain Locations

20

Retail Agronomy Sites

1

Feed Mill

22

24/7 Fueling Stations

8

Premier Stop Convenience Stores

9

Tire & Auto Service Centers

Our Vision

To be the best solutions provider growing partnerships to achieve employee and customer success.

At CPI, we wake up everyday with a singular focus in mind – to serve our customers well. We do that by providing the products, solutions and services they need to be successful. Success is knowing that the decisions we make every day live up to our six core values. Each of these plays a very important role in the way we do business, and it all builds off integrity.

Our Mission

To serve our customers by providing products, solutions, and services that enhance mutual success.

We constantly aspire to be the best we can be, and we work hard everyday to get there by ensuring that our producers, customers and employees are taken care of. At the end of the day, we know that if we take care of them, they’ll take care of us.

Our Core Values

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Integrity

We are accountable to the highest ethical standards in all our relationships, commitments, and actions. We build trust through honesty and consistency in all the work we do.
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Employees

We value our employees and are committed to their professional development, engagement, and success. We recruit and retain the best people to continually deliver value.
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Safety

We are committed to a proactive safety culture which provides a safe work environment to protect our employees and the well-being of their families. We will reinforce a safety-first mindset every day.
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Partnerships

We are dedicated to delivering value to our customers by growing partnerships through agriculture for mutual long-term success.
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Innovation

We deliver value by bringing cutting edge solutions to meet the future needs of our customers.
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Success

We are committed to achieving long-term financial success to meet the needs of our customers. We embrace a winning culture by living our core values every day.

CPI Leadership

Gary Brandt

CEO

Rick Ackerman

CFO

VACANT

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

Justin Yoesel

VICE PRESIDENT OF GRAIN

Mike Battin

VICE PRESIDENT OF AGRONOMY

Larry Ehrman

VICE PRESIDENT OF ENERGY

Sarah Ayres

VICE PRESIDENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Doran Burmood

VICE PRESIDENT OF HEALTH & SAFETY

Board of Directors

Jeff Loschen

CHAIRMAN

Brent Woodman

VICE CHAIRMAN

Jerrad Stroh

SECRETARY

Phil Askey

DIRECTOR

Brian Bish

DIRECTOR

Zach Herz

DIRECTOR

Jason Hupf

DIRECTOR

Jerry Guthrie

DIRECTOR

Lynn Lisius

DIRECTOR

Lyle Mertens

DIRECTOR

Mark Miller

DIRECTOR

Clark Nelson

DIRECTOR

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Making Local Matter

To our farmers, Making Local Matter is about our dedication to making a difference on your farm and providing the products and services you need to succeed at farming.

For our communities, Making Local Matter speaks to our commitment to strengthening and supporting the rural communities CPI serves. We want to make a positive impact locally.

For our employees, Making Local Matter is a positive, motivational statement. It emphasizes the importance of providing exceptional customer service every day. We must be reliable and accountable.

Know a CPI employee who is dedicated to making local matter? Nominate them for a Making Local Matter Award.

Click the button for more details and the nomination form.

Community Involvement

CPI is dedicated to adding value to and sharing success with our patrons and local communities by contributing to their programs and organizations.

Composed of CPI employees, the CPI Community Involvement Committee looks to support the communities we serve by providing volunteers to assist with programs or events.

If you have a program or upcoming event that you think we should know about, please contact Erin Anderson.

Hastings Corporate Office
Erin Anderson
Advertising Manager
(402) 463-5148
eanderson@cpicoop.com

Donations

Per board policy, reasonable contributions can be made to charities and other non-profit organizations. If you have a program or upcoming event that might benefit from donations like door prizes, silent auction items or financial contributions, please fill out the donation request form below. CPI partners with CoBank and the Land O’Lakes Foundation to provide our local communities with funds to support local organizations.

The CoBank Sharing Success Matching Grant Program and the Land O’Lakes Foundation Member Co-op Match Program match the cash donations of member cooperatives.

*Applications for the 2023 matching funds have closed.
Check back in April for next year’s application.

Scholarships

Every year we provide financial assistance to students of CPI patrons and employees by awarding scholarships for post-secondary education. The CPI Board of Directors determines how many scholarships will be offered and this decision is typically made in the fall.

*The 2024 patron and employee student scholarship applications will be posted here on January 2, 2024.

If you have questions, please email info@cpicoop.com.

CPI is a farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Hastings, Nebraska.

265 N Showboat Blvd
Hastings, NE 68901

 (402) 463-5148

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