Ceres Solutions - Quick Review
Ceres Solutions Cooperative is a farmer-owned supply and service cooperative that helps its members to improve product and service quality while reducing risks. It also meets the needs of more than 40,000 customers in 35 counties across the states of Indiana and Michigan.
Being focused on agronomy products and services, precision Ag technologies, grain marketing, power fuels, propane gas, lubricants, and more, the co-op partners with leading companies in the agricultural industry to provide the best service.
In 2019, at Land O’Lakes SUSTAIN Partners In Excellence Summit, Ceres Solutions Cooperative was honored as a leader among agricultural retailer companies that are helping to drive improved environmental outcomes while supporting farm profitability and resilience.
Enterprise size: 650 employees Founded: 1920 Type: Private enterprise Industry: Agronomy, Seed, Feed, Fuels and Oils, Propane Revenue: $500 million to $1 billion States Served: 2 (IN, MI) Client base: unknown Website: www.ceres.coop Headquarters: Crawfordsville, IN Contact phone: 765-362-6700 Address: 2112 Indianapolis Road, Crawfordsville, IN 47933, US
Area of Activity
Since the beginning of its history in the 1920s, Ceres group has continually expanded into all aspects of agronomy, crop services, and the development of propane and fuel supplies to the benefit of its member and non-member customers. Nowadays, Ceres Solutions is one of the leading suppliers of:
- Fuel and lubricants (the co-op was named the top supplier of CountryMark premium diesel fuel and gasoline, and also provides CountryMark and Cenex lubricants);
- Propane (for households, farms, and commercial businesses);
- Livestock feed (having the co-op’s own feed facility in White Cloud, MI, coupled with its partnership with Synergy Feeds in Indiana, Ceres Solutions provides a variety of nutrition solutions for dairy, beef, poultry, and swine).
However, the main strategic focus of Ceres Solutions is providing agronomy services, including grain marketing, precision farming solutions (within Ceres company CORE Agronomics program), nutrient investments, and crop health management in partnership with NutriSolutions by WinField United.
Farming software distributor
Ceres Solutions’ CORE Agronomics program covers pre-season management, in-season management, and post-season analysis. This means that it can provide its clients with customized variable rate recommendations, nutrient prescriptions, imagery, yield analysis, and other precision ag services. Each of the tools and applications utilized within the CORE program is focused on a particular task, for example:
Climate Corporation’s Climate FieldView is the first of its kind to enable farmers to easily access a wide range of interconnected tools, services, and data.
WinField’s R7 Tool combines more than 20 years of satellite imagery with local seed and crop protection data to generate field performance information to help match crop inputs to the potential of each acre.
Fueled by insights gathered by tissue and soil samples, the NutriSolutions app by WinField United helps quickly analyze the in-season health of the fields so that the farmer can adjust crop nutrition for maximum return potential on every investment and acre.
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.