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How Cooperative Grain & Supply Formed/History
Cooperative Grain and Supply was incorporated on May 1, 1966 as a result of four coops merging together: Farmers Cooperative Equity Union of Hillsboro (founded in 1918) , Farmers Cooperative Supply of Hillsboro, Farmers Cooperative Grain & Mercantile Company of Lehigh (founded in 1919), and the Farmers Cooperative Association of Marion (founded in 1959). Major additions since 1966 include the Canton Coop in 1978, Canada Grain in 1991, and the Ampride stations in Hillsboro and Marion in 1999. Other Additions include Crop Production, Industrial Park fuel station, Lehigh Cardtrol, Canton Service Center in 2006, Canton CStore in 2013 and the latest addition of the Hillsboro Hoop Grain Facility in 2020.
Over the years, CG&S has made many changes. The storage capacity has grown from 1,267,225 in 1966 to the present capacity of 6,364,782 bushels. In addition, CG&S has formed alliances with surrounding local cooperatives and is participating in two limited liability companies. Countryside Feed, LLC and Co-Ag Propane, LLC.
Participating Liability Companies
Countryside Feed, LLC
Countryside Feed, LLC is the feed production LLC for 5 area coops: CG&S of Hillsboro, Agri Trails Coop of Hope, Kanza Coop of Iuka, MKC of Moundridge, and Farmers Coop Elevator Co. of Halstead. Land O'Lakes Purina Feed LLC is also a partner in the LLC. Countryside Feed built a state-of-the-art feed mill in fall of 1999 in the Hillsboro Industrial Park. For more information, you may go to Countryside Feed’s webpage at
Co-Ag Propane, LLC
Co-Ag Propane, LLC is a propane supply and service company jointly owned by Agri Trails Coop of Hope and Cooperative Grain & Supply of Hillsboro. The partnership was formed in 2018 by the two neighboring Coops. For more information, you may go to Co-Ag Propane's webpage at
History of Directors & Managers
The first board of directors elected in 1966 were Adolf Bartel, Elmer Delk, Larry C. Jost, A.S. Klassen, Ernest Suderman, Chester Unruh, and Milton Schlotthauer. In addition, CG&S has had seven general managers: Pete Willems 1966-68; Wendell Haley 1968-69; Elmer Friesen 1969; Bert Regier 1970-76; Galen Rapp 1976-85; Lyman Adams, Jr. 1986-2017; and Jerry Fenske 2017 – Current.
|CG&S Board of Directors 2021||District|
|Kevin Suderman||At Large/Vice Chair|
|Kendall Voth||At Large/Secretary|
|Jay Bullinger||At Large|