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Celebrating 50 Years of Cooperative Employment

Jun 01, 2020

Stephen Dirkschneider celebrated his 50th anniversary with CVA on June 1, 2020, at the Snyder, Nebraska location. Today, Stephen’s job looks very different than when he began in 1970. Back then, his days consisted of doing tire and oil changes at the station. He worked there for a short time before switching positions and driving a feed truck delivering feed to the Fremont area for hogs and cattle. He drove feed truck until 1986, where he switched to driving fuel and propane until 2006. Since then, he has been in working in Operations at the Snyder location.

CVA Highlight | Laura Carlson

May 15, 2020

Laura Carlson always knew the farm was a place of growth and happiness. She grew up watching her grandpa and father take pride from being farmers. While finishing up high school, she realized she had a similar passion. Through botany classes, Laura realized that she felt a responsibility to plants and the growth of them and began to recognize the impact that one profession like agriculture could have not only on her community but on the world. Today, Laura is proud to be helping her family farm 2,000 acres and manage a cow/calf operation.  

CVA announces purchase of Agrex Inc. facility in Laurel, Neb.

Apr 21, 2020

(York, Neb.) Central Valley Ag Cooperative (CVA) has announced it is purchasing the Agrex Inc. shuttle loader facility located in Laurel, Neb. CVA will take over ownership of this Agrex facility effective May 12, 2020.

CVA partners with Land O’ Lakes for Food Match Program

Apr 14, 2020

Central Valley Ag (CVA) partnered with Land O’ Lakes to provide funding for area schools with their food programs during the COVID-19 pandemic. CVA matched the donated funds provided through Land O’ Lakes Foundation’s Member Match Program.

CVA Announces Ted Beckner as Territory Manager of new CVA locations; former Farmer Rancher locations

Apr 07, 2020

(YORK, Neb.) – Central Valley Ag (CVA) is pleased to announce Ted Beckner as Territory Manager of the recently merged Farmers Ranchers Cooperative (FRC) locations in Ainsworth, Valentine and Springview, Neb. He will be responsible for management of operations for CVA locations in these towns and delivering value to CVA’s member-owners. Beckner has over 37 years of experience working in the cooperative system and was previously the VP of Accounting Audit & Strategy Planning for CVA Feed.  

Central Valley Ag, Farmers Ranchers Cooperative announce merger

Apr 01, 2020

(York, NE & Ainsworth, NE) Farmers Ranchers Cooperative (Farmers Ranchers) membership votes to approve unification with Central Valley Ag (CVA). After a series of informational meetings, accounting firm Gardiner + Company certified the owners of Farmers Ranchers approved the merger with CVA by a majority of 88%. The unified cooperative will retain the Central Valley Ag name and be headquartered in York, Neb. with Carl Dickinson serving as President/CEO.  

CVA announces 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Mar 30, 2020

Central Valley Ag (CVA) is pleased to announce 20 students as recipients of the 2019-2020 CVA Scholarship Program. Each student will receive $1,000 to further their education in an agriculturally related field.

CVA awards Laurel-Concord-Coleridge FFA Chapter COLT Sponsorship

Mar 12, 2020

Central Valley Ag (CVA) recently awarded Laurel-Concord-Coleridge FFA Chapter with a sponsorship to send its officer team to the Chapter Officer Leadership Training (COLT) to be held in May. The Laurel-Concord-Coleridge FFA Chapter won the sponsorship by participating in CVA’s Co-op Month challenge held this past October. The challenge was open to all FFA chapters within the cooperative’s immediate trade territory. FFA chapters were invited to celebrate National Co-op Month by submitting a photo and writing a short paragraph explaining what a cooperative means for their community.

Central Valley Ag and Farmers Ranchers Co-op move forward in merger

Mar 06, 2020

(York, NE) – The Board of Directors for both Central Valley Ag (CVA) and Farmers Ranchers Cooperative (FRC) have unanimously approved the next step in a merger of the two cooperatives. The merger proposal will now be presented to FRC members for a vote with results being counted at a special meeting on April 1 in Ainsworth, Neb.

Central Valley Ag Announces Casey Potter as SVP of Grain

Feb 25, 2020

Central Valley Ag (CVA) is pleased to announce Casey Potter as Senior Vice President of Grain. He will be responsible for leading the grain division of CVA, focused on providing the best markets to local producers in the challenging grain marketing environment. Potter joined CVA in 2019 as the Merchandising Manager and was previously the Commercial Manager for the Columbus, Neb. ethanol plant for ADM.

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