Mid Kansas Coop (MKC): An Insight For Farmers - QUICK REVIEW
Mid Kansas Coop is a full-service farmer-owned cooperative headquartered in Moundridge, Kansas. MKC provides a full line of agricultural inputs and related agronomy, management, grain, energy, and feed services and solutions to its members and non-member customers in 24 counties throughout the state.
Mid Kansas Coop is committed to promoting and implementing precision ag technologies, so the co-op offers its Optimal Acre Program aimed to make precision agriculture more straightforward and affordable for everyone. The cost of the program is spread out over four years, which is only $5 per acre per year for four years for access to satellite imagery, customized soil fertility prescriptions, as well as the ability to do variable-rate nitrogen management, variable rate seeding, and more.
Grain, Agronomy, Energy, Feed, Precision Agriculture
$201 million-$1 billion
over 8,400 members
307 W Cole St, Moundridge, KS 67107, US
AREA OF ACTIVITY
Mid Kansas Cooperative is focused on providing agronomy services (with particular focus on precision ag solutions) and grain services, including grain merchandising, risk management services, logistics, accounting, and e-commerce.
Along with that, the cooperative partners with leading US brands of seed, crop protection and nutrition, animal feed, and fuels, being an active distributor and supplier of:
- Seed (CROPLAN, DeKalb, Asgrow, Mycogen, Monsanto, Dupont, and NK);
- Fungicides (Absolute Maxx, Topguard, Prosaro, and Stratego YLD);
- Fertilizer (SUPERU);
- Crop protection (Tordon 22K, 2, 4-D Amine, GrazonNext HL, and Escort XP);
- Feed (animal feed by Countryside Feed, Purina Animal Nutrition, including MKC’s own production, pet food by PMI Nutrition, Red Flannel, Infinia, Exclusive, feed for poultry by Purina, Home Grown, as well as MKC rations and supplements);
- Fuel and lubricants (Cenex oil, diesel, grease and gear lubricants, and packaged products sized from quarts to 220-gallon totes).
FARMING SOFTWARE DISTRIBUTOR
To enable every co-op member and customer to maximize yields and improve the efficiency of each operation, Mid Kansas Coop is in constant search of the most appropriate precision ag solutions. Tools and software, utilized by MKC coop, are focused on specific tasks in identifying management zones, applying fertilizer and lime through variable-rate technology, managing irrigation, and more:
The Optimal Acre Program created by Mid Kansas Co-op is a management tool that is based on GPS grid soil sampling. Taking samples allows mapping variability in each field and then evaluating essential factors like nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, sulfur, as well as pH level. As a result, the Optimal Acre Program creates accurate variable-rate fertilizer prescriptions.
AquaSpy is a soil moisture monitoring system that is based on using a vertical 12 sensor probe which measures moisture, EC, and temperature at every 4 inches. An audio signal is sent out from the probe, the speed and attenuation of the signal upon return are used to provide usable data.
The FarmTRX Yield Monitoring system allows farmers to generate high-quality yield maps quickly and easily. The FarmTRX Mobile App displays current harvest data and uploads it automatically to the FarmTRX web-platform so that the user can view, share, or export the yield maps to other farm management software.
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.