WEARECVA - Phil Troester

November 21, 2018

As the farm continues to evolve, many producers are looking for ways to differentiate themselves or their product from others. Phil Troester, a CVA member-owner, decided to diversify his operation by producing white corn with his father over 20 years ago. Raised on his family’s farm in Hampton, Nebraska, Phil has been farming since 1977 and claims it’s the best life he could have asked for.
 
“I always joke I’ve never had to work a day in my life because I work for myself. God’s blessed me here, I live in the best place in the world to farm in my opinion. I just enjoy doing it.”  
 
Phil’s attributes success of his stand to his relationship with his CVA Field Sales Agronomists in Hampton, using CVA’s agronomy department exclusively. Planting, harvesting and selling his white corn entirely through CVA services, Phil values the work CVA is doing to serve their members.
 
“I really appreciate CVA bringing the white corn business into their operation and especially now that they’ve bought full interest in the Bradshaw, Nebraska location,” Troester says. “It’s only 10-12 miles from me, so it’s a lot closer to haul to and I have a buyer within the cooperative system.”
 

Central Valley Ag Cooperative (CVA) announced the buyout of the joint venture with Cargill in Progressive Ag Partners, LLC (PAP), located in Bradshaw, Nebraska in early May of 2018 and gained full ownership effective June 1, 2018.  
 
Matt Ashton, Senior Vice President of Grain from Central Valley Ag, says the buyout enables CVA to provide more strategic focus on specialty crops for CVA customers.
 
“We continue to look for ways of bringing value to our customers, and we view PAP in Bradshaw as a strategic asset for our specialty crop programs” Ashton says. “Additionally, PAP members will now be eligible for patronage from CVA, adding even more value for them as a result of this change.”
 
Troester has been able to see the direct benefits and impact of the recent Bradshaw addition to his operation.
 
“I feel like they really work to try and take care of their customers,” Troester says.
 

WEARECVA-Phil Troester from Central Valley Ag on Vimeo.

 Written by Molly Bertz, 2018 CVA Marketing Intern
Video by Molly Bertz and Janelle Marney, 2018 CVA Marketing Interns
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