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Directors Complete “Director Certification Program”

Alex Brookhouser, Ryan Crumly, and Pat Wemhoff, directors of the Central Valley Ag Co-op of York, recently completed a four-phase educational program co-sponsored by the Nebraska Cooperative Council and CoBank. Each will receive a Certificate of Recognition acknowledging completion of the program. The Director Certification Program is a unique educational program specifically designed to assist […]

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Central Valley Ag and Farmway to Engage in Formal Study for Merger

Central Valley Ag and Farmway to Engage in Formal Study for Merger (Beloit, KS & York, NE) – The Board of Directors for both Central Valley Ag (CVA) and Farmway Co-op, Inc. (Farmway) have each voted unanimously to begin a formal study regarding the possibility of merging the two cooperatives. This study will be considered […]

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CHS Foundation Now Accepting High School Scholarship Applications

AG STUDENTS: APPLY FOR A CHS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP 100, $1,000 scholarships available to help pay for college Discover career opportunities in the ag and energy industries Applications due March 31, 2017 APPLY TODAY: chsinc.com/stewardship PROGRAM DETAILS: Graduating high school seniors pursuing a degree in an agricultural related field at any college or university throughout the United […]

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2016 Achievement Award

Central Valley Ag was recently recognized by The Cooperative Finance Association (CFA) as a leader in using the Input Finance Program for the 2016 crop year within the CFA member base. Chuck Bibb from CFA is presenting the 2016 award to Peggy Hopwood and Mary Jo Uphoff.   For the 2016 Crop Year, 356 customers of CVA customers […]

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CVA Welcomes Tom Palmertree as SVP of Marketing

(YORK, Neb.) – Central Valley Ag (CVA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Tom Palmertree as Senior Vice President of Marketing. He will be responsible for the marketing and communication efforts of CVA.  Palmertree comes to CVA from Reinke Manufacturing Co., Inc. where he worked as the Director of Marketing overseeing the strategic marketing […]

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CVA Welcomes Dale Broekemeier as Director of Specialty Grains

(York, NE) – Central Valley Ag (CVA) is pleased to announce the hiring of Dale Broekemeier as Director of Specialty Grains. In this position, Dale will focus on the growth and execution of programs for white corn, non-gmo and organic corn and beans for CVA customers. “I am excited to welcome Dale to our team” […]

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Central Valley Ag Delivers Value

(York, NE) Central Valley Ag (CVA) continues to give back to patrons, demonstrating the spirit of the cooperative system. Recently, CVA’s Board of Directors approved the distribution of patronage to its member-owners. A total payout of $8.0 Million was approved based on Central Valley Ag’s continuing success. The amount paid out in cash to CVA member-owners […]

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CVA Announces New Board of Directors

Central Valley Ag Cooperative (CVA) recently hosted their Annual Meeting for member-owners to review the fiscal year, and to announce the new elected members of their Board of Directors. CVA relies on it’s Board of Directors to position CVA for future success and profitability for member-owners. The CVA Board of Directors is made up of […]

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Consolidated Sourcing Solutions Hires New President

(Sioux City, IA) — Consolidated Sourcing Solutions, LLC (CSS) has hired Steve Namanny as the company’s President.  Mr. Namanny comes to CSS with vast working knowledge and experience in the fertilizer industry. He will assist CSS partners in sourcing the global fertilizer information and products used by thousands of cooperative member-growers in the Midwest and […]

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CVA Welcomes Matthew Ashton as Grain SVP

Earlier today Carl Dickinson, CEO of Central Valley Ag announced to employees that Matthew Ashton has accepted the role of Senior Vice President of Grain, and will be joining the CVA Team beginning September 12, 2016. “I am confident that Matthew will be an excellent match for this position and a strong asset to our […]

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White Corn Meeting – Oakland, NE

Feb
22

Please join us Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at CVA East Hub in Oakland, NE at 10:00 a.m.  Coffee and rolls will be provided. We will be discussing the following topics: White Corn Market Opportunities White Corn Contract Specifications

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Grower Meeting – Belleville, KS

Feb
23

Please join us for a CVA Grower Meeting. Located on Hwy 36, just west of Hwy 81/36 intersect Along with a delicious meal served by BellVilla Restaurant, we will be discussing ACS updates, Climate FieldView, and Advanced Zones. Please RSVP to Kim Beam at 785.955.0331

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Grower Meeting – St. Edward, NE

Feb
28

Meeting Highlights • Agronomy Update • Speaker: Tamra Jackson-Ziems, UNL Plant Pathology Department: New Bacteria Disease • Speaker: The Climate Corporation: Updates on Climate • Meal following the meeting

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Cow Calf Meeting – West Point, NE

Feb
28

Come learn from our great lineup of speakers to help your operation meet its highest potential. We will also be offering special discounts, booking creep feed and having drawings throughout the meeting. Lunch will be served. KENT TJARDES PHD Purina®: Availa 4 Minerals & Fiber Tubs DARRIN HORDHUES Purina®: Cover Crops & How they benefit […]

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Soybean Traits of 2017 – York, NE

Mar
02

Please join us for our 2017 Soybean Traits Grower Workshop. We will be talking about the newest soybean traits that have been approved and explore weed management strategies behind these traits. We will be discussing the following topics: Xtend® Trait LibertyLink® Trait ENLIST™ Trait Products Approved vs. Not Weed Management Dicamba vs. XtendiMax™ with VaporGrip™ […]

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Soybean Traits of 2017 – Norfolk, NE

Mar
03

Please join us for our 2017 Soybean Traits Grower Workshop. We will be talking about the newest soybean traits that have been approved and explore weed management strategies behind these traits. We will be discussing the following topics: Xtend® Trait LibertyLink® Trait ENLIST™ Trait Products Approved vs. Not Weed Management Dicamba vs. XtendiMax™ with VaporGrip™ […]

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Starter Fertilizer

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All About The Start – Starter Fertilizer February 13, 2017. from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Starter. Fertilizer. The name implies the intent: to get your plants off to a good start. Its term of utility in a furrow is about 4-5 weeks—just enough time to allow for germination and nascent root growth. It’s there […]

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Irrigation Time?

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Irrigation Time- 2-9-17 from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Through the years I have witnessed one thing over and over again. And when I see it happen so often, I know it is not a coincidence, I know it’s a pattern, a pattern that has manifested itself as an absolute truth. That the best-laid plans […]

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A Little Bit of Greek

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A Little Bit of Greek from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. A few weeks ago, I found myself having a discussion about chelated micronutrients. And I’ve been thinking does everyone know what chelation is? It is a chemistry term after all, so it’s not something that I expect everyone to know and understand. So – […]

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Winter Maintenance – On Your Data Structure

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Winter Maintenance – On Your Data from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. Winter months can be many things to us, but probably one of the most important things it can be for us, is a time for maintenance. As the wind blows and the cold days are upon us, we are always looking for something […]

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A Can of Worms

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Reachout “A Can of Worms” January 30, 2017 from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. A few weeks back, I glossed over something difficult in an article.  It was a can of worms too big to open in that space. I made the case that our consumers have different preferences for food grown organically, or conventionally, […]

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Winter Winds & Planter Problems

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Winds of Change from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. The ground is hard. We have had some odd precipitation events, and we’ve had wind. Lots of wind already this winter. As my mind begins to wonder during the cold days spent inside an office, I am thinking about putting seed in the ground. The reason […]

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Measure Twice, Cut Once

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Measure Twice Cut Once from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. As I look back on 2016, there are some things I am proud of, some things I wish I would have done differently, and some things I wish I wouldn’t have done at all. I assume that most of you are in the same boat. […]

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Balance

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Balance from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo. If we’re building a better spaceship here, friends, we’re going to have to talk about a bit more than the body color.  (Though for the record, my vote would be Gunmetal Grey.) When we talk about nutrients in crop production, we tend not to discuss anything other than […]

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