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    Looking for Show Feed for your 4-H/FFA Animals?
    Apr 20, 2021 |
    We want to remind the 4H, FFA and other youth exhibitors of show animals that we continue to handle a full line of complete Honor Show Feeds manufactured by Purina for all ages of Show pigs, cattle, lambs, goats, rabbits, and poultry.
    2021.04.20 CFS Grain Update
    Apr 20, 2021 |
    The Corn and Soybean markets have been showing strength as we test contract highs and have been making new highs on some old crop and new crop contracts
    2021.04.20 Soil Temps
    Apr 20, 2021 |
    Soil temp in Owatonna, MN at 10:46 AM - 43 degrees
    2021.04.16 Soil Temperature
    Apr 16, 2021 |
    Current Soil Temperature in Owatonna, MN - 40 degrees  - Click for additional Temps
    2021.04.14 - Current Soil Temps - Hayfield
    Apr 14, 2021 |
    Hayfield, MN - Current Soil Temps: Soil temp is taken in soybean stubble. 1:00 p.m. 4-14-2021
    2021.04.14 - Current Soil Temperature
    Apr 14, 2021 |
    Owatonna, MN - Current Soil Temps: 36 degrees at 2 inches, 37 degrees at 6 inches Truman, MN - Current Soil Temperature: 34° Wells, MN - Current Soil Temperature: 34° Northfield, MN - Current Soil Temperature: 35°
    CFS Grain Bins for Sale (to be removed)
    Jan 08, 2021 |
    CFS is accepting bids for a variety of out-of-service corrugated steel grain bins to removed from several CFS locations.
    CFS Fleet Safety Featured in Main Street America Insurance Newsletter
    Dec 02, 2020 |
    To meet the needs of their producers, cooperatives often maintain large fleets of vehicles. Keeping that equipment in road-ready condition and the drivers safe is a significant challenge for any safety professional. CFS Cooperative, based in Truman, Minnesota, is one...
    CONGRATULATIONS JAKE BYRO - DECEMBER 2020 CREAM OF THE CROP AWARD WINNER
    Dec 01, 2020 |
    The Cream of the Crop Award is to recognize the dedication and hard work of one of our CFS team-mates.  This is when we proudly thank someone for their contributions to our co-op, our patrons and our teams – this award is for someone who truly is the “Cream of...
    Congratulations Amber Roeker - November 2020 Cream of the Crop Award Winner
    Nov 20, 2020 |
    The Cream of the Crop Award is to recognize the dedication and hard work of one of our CFS team-mates.  This is when we proudly thank someone for their contributions to our co-op, our patrons and our teams – this award is for someone who truly is the “Cream of...
    2020.10.23 Growing Insight
    Oct 23, 2020 |
    As harvest progress continues, fertilizer applications will become a high priority. After a growing season like 2020, the topic of nitrogen management for 2021 will be critical
    Congratulations Jeff Gartner for being awarded the cream of the crop award for October
    Oct 20, 2020 |
    Congratulations to Jeff Gartner for being awarded the Cream of the Crop award for October
    N Stabilizers
    Oct 20, 2020 |
    Nitrogen exists in the soil in many forms and can change from one compound to another very quickly.  As a result of this nitrogen loss can be caused by various factors. 
    2020.10.08 CFS Growing Insights
    Oct 08, 2020 |
    Sunday, October 4th recorded 61% of MN soybeans harvested, according to the NASS Crop Progress Report. This is up from 31% from the week prior and significantly above the 5-year average at 35%, and 7% harvested in 2019 on the same date.
    2020 CFS Harvest Update
    Oct 08, 2020 |
    Find out this years yield data from various plots across the Central Farm Service trade area. 
    CFS Announces New Grower Portal
    Oct 06, 2020 |
    We put a high priority on offering the best products, programs, and resources to our teams and our customers. This is why we’re excited to announce the launch of our CFS Grower Portal. 
    Join CFS at the South Dakota State virtual career fair on Wednesday October 7th
    Sep 29, 2020 |
    Agronomy internships availableSign up on Handshake. Attend the “Grow your Career at CFS” presentation from 2:00 to 2:30One on one interview time slots open from 1:00 to 5:00
    Join CFS at the University of Wisconsin River Falls virtual career fair on Wednesday, October 7th
    Sep 29, 2020 |
    Agronomy internships availableSign up on Handshake. Attend the “Grow your Career at CFS” presentation from 12:00 to 12:30One on one interview time slots open from 10:00 to 1:00
    Congratulations to Brenda Hardel - September CFS Cream of the Crop Award Winner
    Sep 28, 2020 |
    The recipient of the September 2020 Cream of the Crop Award is Brenda Hardel! Brenda has worked in the accounting department at CFS for 19 years. 
    Energy Update
    Sep 25, 2020 |
    We want to thank each one of you, our customers, for your trust in the CFS Energy team to provide you with valued energy products and services.
    2020.09.16 Growing Insights
    Sep 23, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending September 20th, 2020 has corn conditions at 24% excellent (22% last week), 53% good (54%), 17% fair (18%), and 6% poor/very poor (6%).
    #Harvest2020
    Sep 21, 2020 |
    Harvest is knocking at our doorsteps, and for some, it has already started. We here at CFS wanted to take this time to wish our area farmers a safe and successful harvest season.
    2020.09.16 CFS Growing Insights
    Sep 16, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending September 13th, 2020 has corn conditions at 22% excellent (25% last week), 54% good (53%), 18% fair (16%), and 6% poor/very poor (6%).
    The Importance of Fall Fertilizer
    Sep 16, 2020 |
    Harvest has begun for 2020 in the CFS territory. It will be an earlier than normal harvest and with hopefully dry weather we can have time for fall application of fertilizer.
    Join Us in Congratulating Brad and Dave our August Cream of the Crop Award Winners
    Sep 15, 2020 |
    The Cream of the Crop Award is to recognize the dedication and hard work of one of our CFS teammates.  This is when we proudly thank someone for their contributions to our co-op, our patrons and our teams – this award is for someone who truly is the “Cream of...
    2020.09.09 Growing Insights
    Sep 09, 2020 |
     Crop progress across MN from the week ending September 6th, 2020 has corn conditions at 25% excellent (27% last week), 53% good (52%), 16% fair (15%), and 6% poor/very poor (6%).
    2020.09.02 Growing Insights
    Sep 02, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending August 30th, 2020 has corn conditions at 27% excellent (29% last week), 52% good (53%), 15% fair (14%), and 6% poor/very poor (2%).
    2020.08.26 Growing Insights
    Aug 26, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending August 23rd, 2020 has corn conditions at 29% excellent (31% last week), 53% good (52%), 14% fair (14%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).
    Randolph Grain Bunker Gets Upgrade
    Aug 25, 2020 |
    CFS is expanding the bunkers at Randolph to increase storage capacity for our members.
    Liquid Opportunity
    Aug 19, 2020 |
    CFS is offering an opportunity for cattle producers to use liquid feed supplements without a capital investment to make sure it is right for you.
    2020.08.12 CFS Growing Insights
    Aug 12, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending August 9th, 2020 has corn conditions at 31% excellent (28% last week), 53% good (57%), 13% fair (12%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).
    2020.8.05 CFS Growing Insights
    Aug 05, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending August 2nd, 2020 has corn conditions at 28% excellent (27% last week), 57% good (57%), 12% fair (13%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).
    CFS Provides Lunch for Tractor Parade
    Jul 31, 2020 |
    The tractor ride usually brings 50 to 70 antique tractors out for a trek from Truman to Lewisville, with a few stops or detours along the way, each year.
    CFS Feed Team Sponsor and Participate in the 2020 Pork Master Classic
    Jul 31, 2020 |
    Martin County lives high on the hog – they are the largest producer of pork in the State of Minnesota. In 1992, a committee of Martin County Pork Producers, agribusinesses, and Fairmont Area Chamber of Commerce started the Minnesota State Pork Masters Golf Outing.
    CONGRATULATIONS CAHPRI CARLSON - 2020 CFS COLORING CONTEST WINNER
    Jul 30, 2020 |
    Congratulations to Cahpri for sending in a winning coloring contest entry for the Pre-K division. 
    Join Us for a Showing of the Movie Silo
    Jul 29, 2020 |
    We are inviting you, our members, and others in our communities to join us for a special virtual screening of SILO, the first ever feature film about a grain entrapment. 
    2020.07.28 Central Advantage Insights
    Jul 29, 2020 |
    We took the opportunity to look back at how some of our tenured growers have progressed in our program since they enrolled. We have boasted many benefits and wanted to share with you some of the results we hope each operation may see over time.  Below are multiple graphs...
    Propane - Summer Fill
    Jul 23, 2020 |
    In the heat of the summer, we often do not think about heating our homes until the temperatures begin to drop. Having CFS fill your propane tank in the summer allows for several benefits. 
    2020.07.23 Growing Insights
    Jul 23, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending July 19th, 2020 has corn conditions at 28% excellent (29% last week), 55% good (56%), 14% fair (12%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).
    USE RESPONSE-TO SCORES TO DIAL-IN ON PLANT NEEDS
    Jul 16, 2020 |
    What do your crops need to maximize their yield potential? Obviously there are the basics, like sunlight, water and nutrients, but there's more than that to consider.
    INFORMATION ON APHIDS AND SOYBEAN DISEASE
    Jul 16, 2020 |
    We are continually watching out for you and the investment you make in your crop every year. We know how important it is to make accurate decisions that give you a positive ROI.
    Be Aware of Wild Parsnips
    Jul 15, 2020 |
    Wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa), a non-native plant, was first discovered in Minnesota in the 1990s. While this plant causes a range of impacts to the environment, the largest concern from this invading species is its ability to inflict burns to skin of people that come into...
    2020.07.15 Growing Insights
    Jul 15, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending July 12th, 2020 has corn conditions at 29% excellent (27% last week), 56% good (58%), 12% fair (12%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).
    Congratulations to the July Cream of the Crop Award Winner - Courtney Gilliland
    Jul 09, 2020 |
    The Cream of the Crop Award is to recognize the dedication and hard work of one of our CFS team-mates.  This is when we proudly thank someone for their contributions to our co-op, our patrons and our teams – this award is for someone who truly is the “Cream of...
    2020.07.09 CFS Growing Insights
    Jul 09, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending July 5th, 2020 has corn conditions at 27% excellent (25% last week), 58% good (59%), 12% fair (13%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).
    CFS Feed Trailers Get A New Look
    Jul 07, 2020 |
    Today a couple of CFS feed trailers got a new look - they should hit the farms tomorrow.
    Congratulations to the June Cream of the Crop Award Winner - Kim Behrends
    Jul 07, 2020 |
    The Cream of the Crop Award is to recognize the dedication and hard work of one of our CFS team-mates.  This is when we proudly thank someone for their contributions to our co-op, our patrons and our teams – this award is for someone who truly is the “Cream of...
    Congratulations Olivia Johnson - 2020 CFS Coloring Contest Winner
    Jul 07, 2020 |
    2020 CFS Coloring Contest Winner
    Join Us in Welcoming Thomas Glidden - 2020 Energy Intern
    Jul 06, 2020 |
    My name is Tom Glidden, and I’m from Inver Grove Heights Minnesota.
    2020.07.06 Growing Insights
    Jul 06, 2020 |
    Crop progress across MN from the week ending June 28th, 2020 has corn conditions at 25% excellent (23% last week), 59% good (61%), 13% fair (13%), and 3% poor/very poor (3%).

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    3 Tips to Maximize Micronutrient ROI
    May 05, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Be Confident In Soil Sampling Results
    May 03, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Establishing an effective fertility program is not a simple task nor a small investment. Whether you soil sample in spring or fall, you need to be able to trust the results so you can make confident fertilizer decisions, but accurate results only come from samples that are...
    Get Intentional About Tissue Sampling
    Apr 27, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Variances in weather conditions can create many challenges. If you’re not adjusting your crop nutrition decisions to account for the conditions, you could be steering your program in the wrong direction. Here’s how in-season tissue sampling and ag technology tools can help...