Heartland Cooperative: An Insight For Farmers

Heartland Cooperative: An Insight For Farmers - Quick Review

Heartland Co-op is a full-service farming cooperative with 71 locations in Iowa and Nebraska. Precision ag and information management help Heartland to provide a wide range of proven products like seed, crop nutrients, and crop protection products.

While an active grain dealer and agricultural supplier, Heartland Coop also provides its customers with value-added agronomy, energy, and precision ag services including soil, manure, and nematode testing, management zone program, custom GIS data analysis, variable rate seeding program, grower consultations, and many others.

Apart from its core activities, Heartland Cooperative supports future professionals for agricultural development. In partnership with Iowa State University, the company offers a $500 academic scholarship to students who complete the Individual Project for Cooperatives Econ 332, and also provides annual $1,000 scholarships to full-time agriculture students through the Iowa FFA Foundation.

Enterprise size: 201-500 employees
Founded: 1987
Type: Private enterprise
Industry: Agriculture, Crop Production, Energy Supplies
Revenue: $867 million
States Served: 2 (IA, NE)
Client base: over 5,800 members
Website: www.heartlandcoop.com
Headquarters: West Des Moines, IA
Contact phone: 515-225-1334
Address: 2829 Westown Pkwy. Suite 350, West Des Moines, IA 50266

Area of Activity

Heartland Cooperative offers agricultural products and services for its members and farmers by supplying seed, crop nutrients, and crop protection products from the leading producers, including:

  • Fertilizers and chemicals (Accuquest, Cidewinder, CoRoN, N-Fixx, SeedShield, and other brands);
  • Seed (distributing the products of such leading brands like Croplan by WinField United, Monsanto, Syngenta, Mycogen, Stine, and Forage First);

Furthermore, Heartland’s grain department offers its condo storage option and terminal shipping facilities to provide clients with easy access to a variety of grain markets.

The Heartland Cooperative strategic focus is to provide superior customer service and business innovation at all levels of the operation. This focus is achieved by utilizing innovative agricultural solutions that help farmers apply only the fertilizers and crop protectants that are perfect for a particular field.

Farming software distributor

On top of that, Heartland Co-op distributes precision ag equipment and products from:

  • Trimble logo
    Trimble provides precision ag technology for agricultural intelligence, scanning, and optical technology for field data collection which helps farmers connect their entire operations so that they can make data-driven decisions in real-time.

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  • Ag Leader logo
    Ag Leader products for farm management allow integrating the farm year-round, connecting equipment and tasks as one.

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  • EOS Crop Monitoring logo
    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 the CVA cooperative:

Crop Nutrition and Crop Protection Products

Heartland Co-op offers plant nutrients such as anhydrous ammonia (NH3), UAN (28% or 32%), urea (46-0-0), phosphate MAP (11-52-0), phosphate MESZ, MicroEssentials (12-40-0-10S-1Zn), potash (0-0-61), mixed fluids, micronutrients, and lime, as well as protection products from leading manufacturers both in bulk and mini-bulk..

Seed Solutions

Heartland Co-op is not only a wholesale corn and soybean merchant, the co-op also gives hybrid recommendations and assistance in seed tenders, variable-rate placement, cover crop management, etc. Additionally, Heartland’s “grain condominium” program provides grain storage.

Agronomy Services

Heartland agronomy specialists offer a variety of services like equipment rentals, crop monitoring, plant tissue testing, plant health management, large-scale planning for farmers, property insurance, and PA services which include soil sampling, map services, and management zone programs.

Partnership and cooperation

Heartland Co-op strives to cooperate with the best professionals in the field, both providing its products and services as well as supporting environmental or career development events and initiatives:

  • Soil testing provided for the Heartland Co-op clients occurs at a soil testing laboratory Certified by the State of Iowa Commercial Feed & Fertilizer Bureau.
  • Heartland Co-op supports Agriculture’s Clean Water Alliance (ACWA) (a non-profit association of ag retailers aimed at helping farmers produce high-quality crops while supporting environmental improvement efforts).
  • Heartland Co-op annually supports the Iowa FFA Foundation, career development events, proficiency awards, event sponsorship, and offers scholarships to undergraduate students.

Crop Monitoring solutions for Heartland Co-op

  • High-precision calculation of the vegetation index using a cloud mask.
  • Identification of weather risks for the field.
  • Fertilizer application management.
  • Determining crop development stages for planning agricultural operations.

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