Kanza Cooperative Association: An Insight For Farmers

Kanza Cooperative Association: An Insight For Farmers - Quick Review

Kanza Cooperative Association is a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative that has 25 locations across Kansas. The co-op is focused on grain, crop production, commodity trading, and feed.

Kanza also provides energy products and services for agricultural, commercial, and residential customers in many counties of the state. Kanza Cooperative Association also maintains a robust transportation service with the equipment to haul grain, fertilizers, feed, and energy products to customers throughout the southwestern United States.

Enterprise size:

201-500 employees




Open Joint Stock Company


Agronomy, Grain, Feed, Commodity Trading, Energy


$105 million

States Served:

1 (KS)

Client base:





Iuka, KS

Contact phone:



109 North Main St., Iuka, Kansas, 67066, US

Area of Activity

Kanza Cooperative has two full-service Agronomy Centers offering seed, crop protection, soil sampling, and delivery or custom application of dry and liquid fertilizers, as well as four farm supplies stores.

Kanza coop is an active supplier of:

  • Fertilizers (18-46-0 DAP, 0-0-60 Potash, 46-0-0 UREA, KMag, 28% Nitrogen, NH3 Anhydrous Ammonia, Dry and Liquid Floater, Wheat Topdressing Special, and many others);
  • Seed (Kanza partners with DEKALB, Asgrow, and Croplan, providing the full line of seeds from these leading brands);
  • Farm supplies (Lubricants, fuels, tools, fertilizer pumps, shop equipment, personnel supplies such as clothing and safety equipment, pet food, and lawn & garden supplies, and more – Kanza stores offer a full line of farming supplies both for the home and the farm);
  • Feed (livestock and horse feed, custom rations and consultations, pet foods by Purina and Country Vet, as well as gamebird feed, all manufactured by Kanza co-op Luka Feeds);
  • Propane, fuel, and lubricants (bulk propane and related services and technical support, as well as fuels and lubricants by Cenex).

In addition, Kanza Co-op provides services for grain producers. These services include grain storage and assistance in grain transactions, ensuring the best storage conditions and high quality of the grain for the end-user. For farmer-members, the co-op also provides crop input financial programs in partnership with the Cooperative Finance Association (CFA).

Farming software distributor

Kanza Cooperative Association strives to keep abreast of the latest farming technology innovations. The cooperative utilizes satellite imagery abilities, real-time sensors on application equipment, soil sampling, variable-rate applications, etc. Kanza provides customized solutions from the co-op’s partners to fit various operations :

  • Heartland logo

    Heartland Soil Services specializes in soil sampling, yield mapping, variable rate seeding and fertilizer recommendations, providing composite sampling, grid sampling, and site-specific GPS sampling.

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  • WinField United logo

    The Answer Plot Program is one of the industry’s most extensive data sets. It analyzes and compares statistical seed and crop protection data from CROPLAN and WinField United products, as well as competitor and partner products. This program allows the testing and retesting of products in varying field conditions so that clients can make informed management decisions.

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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 Kanza Cooperative Association:

Agronomy Department

Kanza Agronomy Department provides seed, fertilizers, and farm supplies, as well as agronomy services like customized site-specific solutions utilizing precision Ag tools.

Grain Department

Having 18 grain handling locations across south-central Kansas of capacity near 20 million bushels, the co-op provides grain storage and logistic services.

Sunflower Commodity Trading

Sunflower Commodity Trading is a business of Kanza Cooperative that buys and sells ag-related products, including feed ingredients, grain, aggregates, fertilizer, and more. It is engaged in helping the producers find new markets and potentially secure a better price for their products. Sunflower Trading operates in Kansas, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Missouri, Iowa, Louisiana, and Arkansas.

Partnership and cooperation

In all of the activities of the Kanza Cooperative Association, from seed distribution to providing financial products for its members, strong partnerships play an essential role:

  • Kanza Co-op utilizes INTL FCStone as our broker for grain transactions. FCStone is a financial services organization that, in particular, provides clients in the agricultural industry with a comprehensive range of customized financial tools and solutions to help protect margins and manage market volatility.
  • Being a Kanza Cooperative partner, WinField United provides them with not only crop nutrients and crop protection inputs, but also agricultural expertise, and helps the Cooperative to implement new farming technologies.
  • Kanza Cooperative Association partners with The Cooperative Finance Association (CFA) to provide members of the Cooperative with flexible and low-cost input financing programs and helps them to maintain profitability. CFA is a trusted agricultural finance cooperative that has offered financing products and services to agribusinesses throughout the nation for more than 70 years.

Crop Monitoring solutions for Kanza Cooperative Association

  • Access to historical data on vegetation in the selected area.
  • Daily weather monitoring and risk alert to prevent harvest losses.
  • Detailed soil type mapping.
  • Building fertilizer application maps by utilizing the zoning tool, as well as providing fertilizer recommendations.
  • Assessment of the VI (vegetation indices) by using an improved cloud mask.