Keeping Our Focus Where It Belongs

Alceco, the farm cooperative component in Ag Partners LLC, contributes leadership through its board of directors elected by customers holding co-op membership. Thanks to board members’ participation in decisions, customers can expect growth grounded in practicality.

These active farmers willingly contribute their time to advancing the needs of all our members.

1905

1905

Farmers Elevator Company formed in Albert City

1925

1925

Farmers Elevator Company reorganized as a cooperative

1935

1935

Quaker Oats Elevator on south side of street purchased

1936

1936

Feed mixer installed in north elevator

1938

1938

Elevator constructed to handle barley

1949

1949

Construction of new north elevator and feed mill

1957

1957

Ventured into lumber business

1959

1959

Pole shed and 12 feed bins added

1964

1964

Build new fertilizer plant

1965

1965

Purchased ready mix plant

1967

1967

Built new elevator and purchased anhydrous plant

1969

1969

Added petroleum department Built annex to new elevator (460,000 bushels)

1970

1970

Two new concrete silos built (520,000 bushels)

1972

1972

First trainload of grain with Milwaukee Railroad System

1973

1973

Two new concrete silos built (620,000 bushels)

1975

1975

Hey, Hey, Hey ... it's "Fat Albert" — a million-bushel concrete silo Farmers Cooperative Renamed Albert City Elevator - A Cooperative

1976

1976

"Big Bertha" moves in - another million-bushel concrete silo

1977

1977

Built new ready mix plant and purchased Varina Grain facilities

1978

1978

Added open potash storage area

1979

1979

Purchased Standard Oil bulk plant and built new Key-trol service station

1980

1980

Three additional concrete grain silos built and new 70' scale Purchased Sohigro Fertilizer Plant - Sold lumber yard

1981

1981

Service expands to Rembrandt First 75-car unit train sold and delivered to the West Coast

1984

1984

Ready mix plant sold to Storm Lake Ready Mix Inc.

1985

1985

Feed mill in Albert City burns down

1986

1986

New joint feed venture with ADM

1987

1987

Key-trol station converted into a cardtrol which is called Flashcard

1988

1988

Alceco forms subsidiary called Farmers Diversified Inc. (FDI)

1992

1992

Purchased Hartley facility Lease of Golden Sun Feed Mills in Albert City and Laurens Alceco expands to Harris and finalizes agreement to buy ADM facility in Sheldon

1994

1994

A GP-9 locomotive rolls down the rails at Albert City One-million bushel storage unit constructed at Hartley

1997

1997

Alceco and Cargill form joint venture - Ag Partners, LLC

2000

2000

Bulk seed services added

2004

2004

Largest expansion in company history at Hartley

2005

2005

Alceco celebrates 100-Year Anniversary!