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About CFE

Our Passion is Our People.

As a farmer-owned cooperative, we’re focused on serving local farmers, rural business owners and communities surrounding each of our northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota and southeast South Dakota locations.

Cooperative Farmers Elevator is improving and sustaining local communities through agronomy, feed, grain and lumber, driven by innovation, education and the willingness to turn “what if” into “why not?”

Honesty, integrity and respect are non-negotiables in serving our almost 5,000 members. We believe in relentless customer service, forward-thinking and strategic investments for the future of each community we serve.

Why CFE?

More than Members,
We are a Community.

Our team of more than 300 employees live, work and raise their families in the same communities as our members. They understand the sense of pride and responsibility that comes with farming. CFE is committed to providing the resources, education and services you need for a successful operation.

As a member of CFE, you will have an equal voice and vote in the business operations and decisions of the cooperative. Members also receive earnings from the cooperative through annual percentage-based dividends.

Cooperative Farmers Elevator



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Women in Ag Event

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“CFE recognizes women play an important role in agriculture. We want to give them the tools to help them succeed on their farms and in their careers.”Kristi Habben, CFE Credit Manager and Event Creator

Read about how Kristi’s enthusiasm for bringing this event to CFE’s communities was brought to life below.

CFE Core Program

Investing in Our Future Farmers.

Our people are at the core of everything we do—especially the next generation. In 2020, CFE founded Core, a young farmer leadership program that provides valuable events, connections with industry experts and tools to attain operation goals. Each class in the free, 18-month program has 25-30 members who are actively involved in a farming operation, engaged in their communities and recognized as potential community leaders. CFE’s drive to support young farmers is raising the standard of what a cooperative means to its members.

CORE Young Farmers Program

Community Involvement

Taking Pride in Being Your
Local, Trusted Co-op.

At CFE, we believe in doing our best to support and advocate for every community we serve. We believe in sharing our success with our customers, partners and farming communities by providing first-class information, service and solutions. CFE takes pride in being the local, trusted co-op.


Harvest Meals Served in 2023


Community Donations & Sponsorships


Hours of CORE Programming


in Annual Local Member Scholarships

CFE Team