Tennessee Farmers Cooperative: An Insight For Farmers - Quick Review
Tennessee Farmers Cooperative is a federated farm supply cooperative with over 160 retail outlets that serve more than half a million customers across Tennessee and in five neighboring states.
Nevertheless, its core activities are not limited to the production and distribution of consumer products, seed, and crop nutrients. As a federated cooperative system, TFC is characterized by the coordinated work of independent enterprises from agriculture and related fields.
The cooperative owns three fertilizer plants, five feed mills, a metal fabrication plant, a farm equipment facility, and a maintenance shop. TFC also operates barge terminals in Nashville and Ft. Loudoun in East Tennessee.
Since its foundation in 1945, Tennessee Farmers Co-op has been guided by the best interests of farmers through partnership, the sharing of experience, improving technologies, and respect for its heritage.
Enterprise size: 501-1,000 employees Founded: 1945 Type: Private enterprise Industry: Agricultural Production, Consumer Products, Feed, Farm hardware Revenue: $825 million States Served: 6 (TN, KY, GA, VA, NC, MS) Client base: 70,000 farmer-owners and 500,000 non-member clients. Website: www.ourcoop.com/ Headquarters: LaVergne, TN Contact phone: 1-615-793-8011 Address: PO Box 3003 La Vergne, TN 37086, US
Area of Activity
Tennessee Farmers Cooperative is one of the U.S. largest agricultural federations.
The co-op’s stores offer a wide range of agronomy, grain, and feed products under the cooperative individual brand (CO-OP), as well as from leading industry suppliers:
- Fertilizers (CO-OP, WinField United, Rainbow Plant Food, DeltAg, Monty’s Plant Food Company);
- Crop protection products (CORTEVA, FMC, Syngenta, Valent);
- Seed (wheat, cotton, soybean, corn, and others by AgriMAXX, Americot, Inc., Asgrow, Credenz, Croplan by WinField United, DEKALB, FiberMax, NK Seed, Deltapine, PhytoGen, Progeny, Terral Seed, Uni-South Genetics, Inc., etc.);
- Livestock feed (CO-OP);
- Equipment and components (including livestock equipment from Co-op’s own Metal Fabrication plant in LaVergne, and agronomy equipment by Doyle Manufacturing, Salford Group, GEHL loaders, Willmar, Ag Spray Equipment, Raven Applied Technology, Big John Mfg., as well as TeeJet spray products, Green Leaf and Banjo sprayer parts, Pacer Pumps, Norwesco Tanks, etc.).
Farming software distributor
Besides offering agronomy products, Tennessee Farmers Co-op provides its clients with access to innovative agricultural technologies and the assistance of its highly trained staff. The cooperative utilizes and distributes the following Precision Ag software and solutions focused on specific tasks:
Incompass combines the latest precision agriculture offerings with traditional crop management tools on one platform to make data collection and analysis easier and more effective.
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.
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.
The web-based crop modeling program R7 Field Forecasting Tool combines data with plant science to take the guesswork out of in-season applications.
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.