CVA breaks ground at new Grain Shuttle Facility and Agronomy Plant in Courtland, KS
Nov 13, 2023
Central Valley Ag (CVA) has begun work on a new grain shuttle facility and agronomy plant in North Central Kansas. This new facility will be located at the Courtland Hub at the intersection of Highway 36 and Highway 199.
The groundbreaking on November 10th had State, County, and City representatives, CVA and AgMark employees, CVA member-owners, and members of the CVA Board of Directors present to commemorate this new facility.
“As the CVA Board of Directors, we are continuously looking for ways to bring value to our member-owners and our cooperative to serve the farmers of today and tomorrow. The addition of the Courtland Hub Facility will do just that,” said Luke Carlson, CVA Board Chairman. “This facility will allow us to access the best markets for grain and enhance our supply chain on liquid fertilizer to meet our member-owners’ needs.”
With an expected completion date of Summer 2025, the Courtland Hub facility will provide a high-speed shuttle loader on a loop track with access to BNSF Railroad, and on-site storage of approximately 5.5 million bushels. The agronomy plant is expected to be completed in the spring of 2025 and house a 3.5-million-gallon Liquid Fertilizer Plant with a chemical and seed warehouse. This Liquid Fertilizer Plant will have the ability to receive tons by rail or truck.
Jenny Russell, Republic County Economic Development Director, expressed her appreciation for CVA and the new site. "We are extremely excited to foster this CVA expansion. The Courtland Hub will be a major advantage to regional farmers and our ag producers right here in Republic County,” she said, “Republic County Economic Development wishes to thank CVA for their vote of confidence in our communities, the Republic County Commissioners for their great vision for the County's future, and the City of Courtland for supporting the project."
Photo Caption: CVA broke ground at its new Courtland Hub Facility site on November 10. Pictured left to right: Jenny Russell with Republic County Economic Development, Jeff Bechard, Carl Dickinson and Sara Moravek with CVA, and Luke Carlson, producer and CVA Board of Director Board Chairman