Aurora Cooperative

Aurora Cooperative - Quick Review

Aurora Cooperative Elevator Company is an agricultural cooperative company with more than 100 years of experience. Although the majority of the Aurora locations are based in Nebraska, the co-op also serves clients in Texas, Colorado, South Dakota, Kansas, Iowa, and Maryland.

Aurora Coop is focused on providing grain, agronomy, energy, and animal nutrition products and services. Aurora Coop has everything needed to meet the needs of farmers and producers, from seed and fertilizers to agricultural aircraft for aerial application.

Enterprise size: 501-1,000 employees
Founded: 1908
Type: Private enterprise
Industry: Agriculture Service, Merchandising Service, Petroleum Services
Revenue: $500 million – $1 billion
States Served: 7 (NE, TX, CO, SD, KS, IA, MD)
Client base: unknown
Website: auroracoop.com
Headquarters: Aurora, NE
Contact phone: 402-694-2106
Address: Aurora Cooperative, P.O. Box 209, 2225 Q Street, Aurora, NE 68818, US

Area of Activity

Aurora Cooperative Elevator Company strives to provide A to Z agricultural solutions and services for its clients and members. The cooperative is an active producer and supplier of:

  • Seed (offering products by LG Seeds, Mycogen, NK, as well as corn hybrids and soybean varieties under its own brands, Prairie Valley and A-Brand);
  • Fertilizer and crop protection products (Pro-Lock starter fertilizer enhancer, Aurora Ban Starter micronutrient blend, Attain versatile nutrient, N-Cline slow-release nitrogen, Ag Pro starter fertilizer, and many other products by Ready 2 Go);
  • Fuels and lubricants (a full line of quality refined fuels are available for bulk delivery, including premium diesel and oils by Cenex);
  • Feed (animal nutrition, ingredients, and supplements for cattle, swine, poultry, horses, and sheep under the co-op’s brands);
  • Farm supplies (Aurora Ag Service Centers offers hardware, tools, home and garden supplies, fencing supplies, spraying equipment, irrigation supplies, work clothing, etc. distributing products of brands like Honeywell, Merrell, Suncast, Swan, Greenleaf Technologies, Ace Pumps, and many others).

Farming software distributor

Aurora Cooperative Elevator Company is committed to providing farmers and producers with profitable precision ag solutions that fit each unique field and task. Aurora Co-op precision ag team offers the services of grid soil sampling, variable-rate seeding, variable-rate fertilizer application, as well as recommendations, yield map analysis, and much more.

To combine all of these tools and solutions into one resource, the co-op presents its Yield Advantage data-management program:

  • Aurora Yield Advantage is a program that ensures the analysis of historical and observed field data.

    Yield Advantage offers a variety of reporting and field tools, including yield and plant population maps, VR seeding recommendations, tissue and soil sampling, full farm and field reports, consultations, etc. It also allows for the pooling of data anonymously with other fields to benchmark their performance. Yield Advantage services are available with three different packages: Basic, Advanced, and Elite.

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  • Monitor the state of your crops right from the office, learn about the slightest changes on-the-spot, make fast and reliable decisions on field treatment.

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Products, services and solutions

Services, branches of activity, specializations of Aurora Cooperative Elevator Company:

Agronomy Division

The Aurora agronomy team not only provides clients with crop inputs, including seed, fertilizer, crop protection products, and nutrients, but also ensures high crop productivity by utilizing precision ag tools, software, and data management services. This also includes the co-op’s aerial fleet which is engaged in aerial seeding.

Energy Division

Aurora Energy operates in 17 locations across Nebraska, which offer a variety of gasoline products, premium diesel fuel, soy biodiesel blends, and a full line of bulk oils and lubricants. Also, the cooperative provides propane delivery for households, farms, and businesses, as well as propane tanks and related equipment.

Feed Division

Aurora Coop operates a feed mill in Grand Island, which is focused on producing nutrition products (as well as related ingredients and supplements) for cattle, swine, and horses. The Aurora Animal Nutrition team of specialists can assist customers with budget tracking of feeding programs and also blend custom rations for particular species.

Partnership and cooperation

An expansion of Aurora beyond Nebraska and the development of the cooperative often occurs through partnerships with other agribusinesses. For instance, Aurora Co-op has partnered with the South Dakota agronomy supplier RANEK AG and as a result, created a new company, Pacific Aurora, LLC (PAL), by integrating with Pacific Ethanol (a producer and marketer of low-carbon renewable fuels).

Outside of its core activities and building of business partnerships, Aurora Co-op is involved in community projects and important social initiatives:

  • The co-op annually arranges auctions as a fundraiser for community projects and nonprofits. The funds raised at the recent silent auction were intended to support local volunteer fire departments across the co-op trade area. The funds raised were $19,565. Aurora Cooperative contributed $19,535, bringing the total amount to $39,100.
  • Aurora Cooperative has donated $10,000 for the Stick Creek Kids Child Development Center in Wood River, Nebraska.
  • Also, annually, the cooperative awards five $1,000 scholarships and ten $500 scholarships for students of post-secondary institutions who specialize in an agriculture-related field, and supports the FFA (Future Farmers of America) projects.

Crop Monitoring solutions for Aurora Cooperative

  • Providing relevant vegetation indices for each stage of the crop growth.
  • Analysis of vegetation dynamics and identification of possible disorders based on satellite data.
  • Combined analysis of vegetation indices and accurate weather data, allowing for the determination of all factors affecting the state of the field and the plants therein.
  • Access to historical climate and weather data, with the ability to compare current indicators with the average for five years.
  • Building productivity and fertilizer application maps utilizing the zoning tool.

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