Sunrise Cooperative: An Insight For Farmers

Sunrise Cooperative: An Insight For Farmers - Quick Review

Sunrise Cooperative is a leading farmer-owned Ohio cooperative that has more than 30 locations across the state.

Sunrise Co-op is committed to providing innovative agronomy solutions, as well as feed, grain, and energy products and services.

In particular, PCT | Sunrise products company, which is owned by the cooperative, is focused on producing starters, foliars, finishers, micronutrients, biologicals, and adjuvants that complement the nutrition program and improve the performance of crop protection products. PCT agronomists work jointly with Sunrise agronomy advisors to maximize yield response and reduce the degradation of natural resources.

Enterprise size:

501-1,000 employees




Open Joint Stock Company


Agronomy, Grain, Feed, Energy, Crop Nutrition, Crop Protection, Seed


$201 million-$1 billion

States Served:

1 (OH)

Client base:

over 7,000 farmer members



Fremont, OH

Contact phone:



2025 W. State Street, PO Box 870, Fremont, Ohio 43420

Area of Activity

Sunrise Co-op strives to provide the full service and supply for all of the input needs of farmers, producers, and other clients; offering agronomy, feed, grain, and energy products and services.

Sunrise is an active producer and supplier of:

  • Seed (by the leaders of the field including DeKalb, Asgrow, Croplan, NK and Mycogen);
  • Crop nutrition (Sunrisecoop has it’s own fertilizer plants across the served area);
  • Crop protection (both bulk and packaged chemicals, as well as custom spraying services);
  • Other agricultural chemicals and adjuvants (a full lineup of PCT branded products includes starters, finishers, micronutrients, biologicals, and other adjuvants);
  • Propane, fuel, and lubricants (partnered with Cenex);
  • Livestock feed (the cooperative’s own line of TruCountry Specialty Feed and the full line of Purina Honor Show Chow feeds).

Sunrise also provides grain contract options, marketing solutions, and a wide range of agronomy services which focus on the development and implementation of precision agriculture techniques.

Farming software distributor

The Sunrise Precision Solutions team continually improves its portfolio of precision ag services. Through the cooperative’s Acre Innovators group, SPS is testing new and innovative products to provide its members and customers with the most relevant solutions on generating local-based data so that they can make informed and most beneficial decisions.

Each of the technology tools distributed by SPS is focused on a specific task from data collection and visualization to crop models, imagery, among others:

  • R7 Tool logo

    R7 Tool by WinField United 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..

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  • Climate Corporation’s Climate FieldView logo

    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.

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  • Adapt-N logo

    Adapt-N is a nitrogen management software tool that examines soil, weather, crop, and field management data to provide field-specific nitrogen recommendations.

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  • AgStudio by MapShots logo

    AgStudio by MapShots is an agronomic data management software application. It provides a high degree of task automation, simplifying working with large volumes of data from automating soil testing to facilitating the generation of variable rate fertility and variable rate seeding recommendations.

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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 Sunrise cooperative:

PCT | Sunrise

PCT | Sunrise is a crop technology company owned by Sunrise agri cooperative, that provides products that increase crop nutrition and protection efficiency. In cooperation with Sunrise advisors, PCT agronomists offer customized blends and guidance on how to enhance crop growth.

Agronomy solutions

The Sunrise Agronomy Solutions Team not only provides a wide range of seed, fertilizers, and protection products, but also assists the client on various stages through the entire crop cultivation process from seed selection, scouting, and custom spraying to data management, and other services.

Grain marketing assistance

Sunrise has 13 grain storage locations, and the Grain Marketing team provides personalized marketing plans, structured grain contracts, and the best tools to expand the client’s presence in the market to manage risks and maximize returns.

Partnership and cooperation

Apart from its core partnerships in agronomy (PCT | SUNRISE), energy (by offering Cenex by CHS), and precision farming, Sunrise Cooperative plays an active role in the life of the served communities.

  • For example, Sunrise contributes to the education and professional growth and development of future agro professionals by supporting partnerships with Ohio FFA. The cooperative also offers 50 scholarships worth $1,000 to children and grandchildren of active common stockholders and full-time employees.
  • Sunrise corporation participates in county fairs across the served territory by donating over $210,000 per year through the county fair livestock sales.
  • Sunrise Cooperative, Heritage Cooperative, Centerra Co-op, and Premier Energy are partnering on a Fueling the Cure program. Each of these four cooperatives donates $1 per delivery stop of propane to fund cancer research at the James Cancer Hospital. Since the cooperatives started this effort in 2009, they have already raised over $1 million.

Crop Monitoring solutions for Southern Sunrise Cooperative

  • Daily updated weather forecasts.
  • Vegetation dynamics based on the relevant vegetation indices. For each stage of crop growth, the most informative index can be chosen.
  • Automated monitoring of the fields, with regularly updated information on the current stage of crop growth.
  • Building a fertilizer application map (using the zoning tool).
  • Detailed soil type mapping.