Farmer-Owned & Focused

Central Region Cooperative is a farmer-owned and farmer-focused cooperative with roots in several local organizations that merged or were acquired over the years. We are locally governed by a board of directors elected from our membership. We operate facilities in nine south-central Minnesota communities. We have business offices at Buffalo Lake, Fairfax, and Gibbon. Our corporate office is located in Sleepy Eye, MN.

CRC has grain facilities at eight locations including Buffalo Lake, Cobden, Cosmos, Fairfax, Gibbon, Hector, Sleepy Eye and Stewart. The co-op offers direct shipment options, grain buying services, multiple storage options, and multiple contracting options, as well as up-to-the-minute market information.

We have agronomy facilities in Buffalo Lake, Cosmos, Fairfax, Gibbon and Sleepy Eye. We offer a multitude of agronomy products through these facilities, including but not limited to dry and liquid fertilizers, NH3, herbicides, pesticides, seed, and a complete line of services to complement the products offered. Our agronomists provide expert fertility and pest-control recommendations as well as soil sampling and field scouting options.

CRC has three bulk petroleum plants in Cosmos, Hector and Essig. We carry Cenex® Brand quality refined fuels. Our customers may chose from a range of pricing options, including CAP contracts, cash purchasing and delivery, forward contracting, and direct shipment.

We have propane storage facilities in Buffalo Lake, Cobden Cosmos, Essig, Fairfax, Gibbon, Hector and Sleepy Eye. Bulk trucks deliver LP out of the Cosmos, Essig, Fairfax, Gibbon, and Hector plants. Our LP personnel are well trained to provide you with a safe, reliable supply of clean burning gas. CRC offers both scheduled fill and on-demand delivery. Propane contracts are available all year-round so you can purchase when the price is right for you.

The co-op operates feed mills in both Gibbon and Sleepy Eye. Our feed department is known for its customer-oriented livestock services and emphasis on quality feeds. Our mills follow a rigorous inspection-based program that guarantees high-quality bulk feeds, and we employ livestock specialists who work with our customers to balance their dairy, beef, and swine rations. We also work closely with area veterinarians and industry partners to identify issues and concerns in the livestock industry.

Last, but not least, the co-op operates a Cardtrol gas station in Buffalo Lake, MN. At this card-only service site, we offer quality Cenex brand gasoline, E-85, and diesel fuel.

The employees and facilities at all eight of our locations have a singular goal—to serve our customers who are the owners of the company. Please give us the opportunity to serve you, and thank you in advance for your patronage.