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    Congratulations to Kevin Hartwig the August 2021 Cream of the Crop Award Recipient!
    Sep 22, 2021 |
    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...
    CFS Announces New Feed Mill in St. James, MN
    Sep 03, 2021 |
    September 3, 2021 We are excited to announce that we have received unanimous approval from the CFS Board of Directors to move forward with the construction of a 350,000-ton feed mill in St. James, MN.  
    CFS Grain Advisor Pete Courteau Participates in Tour
    Aug 09, 2021 |
    On 8/3, Pete Courteau, CFS Grain Marketing Advisor, had an opportunity to attend an event at Felton Farm in Northfield, MN. The event included several politicians; Minnesota State Senator for District 58, Zach Duckworth, candidate for Congress Tyler Kistner, running against...
    July 2021 Cream of the Crop Award is Sienna Held
    Jul 30, 2021 |
    The recipient of the July 2021 Cream of the Crop Award is Sienna Held! Sienna is a part of our Central Advantage Team, working with sellers and servicing growers in the northeastern part of our CFS territory.
    CFS Foundation Presents a $1000 to the Blooming Prairie Backpack Food Program
    Jun 09, 2021 |
    “Backpack programs play an important role in helping students with food insecurities. Programs like this allow us to help feed children close to home. states Kruger”
    CFS Foundation Presents a $2000 to the Northfield Area Learning Center Backpack Food Program
    Jun 07, 2021 |
    This program provides hunger relief when access to food may not otherwise be possible, they average 400 bags of food a year donated to families in our school district.
    Greenfield Global Signs Agreement with CFS for its Winnebago, Minnesota plant
    Jun 02, 2021 |
    Leading Ethanol Producer Partners with CFS for Corn Supply and DDGS Offtake    
    CFS Foundation Presents a $1,000 Grant to the Kenyon-Wanamingo FFA Chapter
    Jun 02, 2021 |
    The purpose of the grant money is for each chapter to use the funds to focus on developing and applying leadership and classroom skills with activities, projects, or events that help improve our rural communities and/or service those who live there.
    CFS Foundation Presents a $1,000 Grant to the Medford FFA Chapter
    Jun 01, 2021 |
    The purpose of the grant money is for the chapter to use the funds to focus on developing and applying leadership and classroom skills with activities, projects, or events that help improve our rural communities and/or service those who live there.
    Congratulations to the April 2021 Cream of the Crop Award Winners: Mike Motl Jr. and Mike Motl Sr.
    May 26, 2021 |
    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...
    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.

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    Leverage Harvest Data to Drive Next Season’s Crop Decisions
    Sep 21, 2021 | Answer Tech
    With today’s ag technology tools and in-season imagery options, it should be easier than ever to collect data to inform seed and crop protection product decisions. But even though all of that data can be very helpful, it can also be overwhelming to know where to start. Here...
    3 Tips for Preparing a Nutrient Management Plan
    Sep 13, 2021 | Answer Plot
    Planning for the 2022 season begins this fall, and a good place to focus your efforts is revisiting your nutrient management program. While the season is still fresh in your mind, think about what you’ll need to do to ensure your crops have what they need to thrive next year....
    Help Put Yourself In A Profitable Position With CROPLAN® Winter Canola
    Sep 12, 2021 | Answer Plot
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