ABOUT

Tradition of Excellence

Established in 1959, the Great Bend Co-op has been your local agricultural leader and ag service provider for over 60 years. We strive to be the best in the cooperative business, with a customer relationship focus that is second to none. We have been blessed with hard working managers and employees who go above and beyond to earn your business. With our tradition of excellence as a cornerstone, our customers can expect the same great service no matter which location they visit.

Cooperatives stand out as the only businesses that are completely patron owned. To the patron this means that they have the ability to provide input on how the business is ran and receive patronage for being a member owner. Great Bend Co-op continues to pay out patronage each year.  Below you find our current financial statement and a graphic of the past 5 years’ patronage.

Thank you for allowing us to be your local provider of all your Grain, Fuel, Feed, Farmstore, Agronomy, Seed, and Precision Ag needs.
 

History

From humble beginnings in 1959, Great Bend Co-op now has 10 Elevators, 8 Fueling Site Locations, and services Agronomy, Seed, Feed, Grain, and Farm Supply Customers.

Our commitment to excellence is why we continue to strive to do better for our customers and employees. We understand that customer success is first and most important.

Looking to the Future

In order to be better for our customers, we are always keeping our facilities updated and able to handle all of our customer's needs. In recent years, we have updated our grain facilities, fueling sites, and our agronomy department.

Below is our timeline of additions:

1972 - Ellinwood Location
1976 - Boyd Location
1992 - Ampride
1994 - Great Bend Fertilizer Location
1995 - Albert, Pawnee Rock, and Dundee
1999 - Ellinwood Fuel Site
2000 - Albert Steel Bins
2001 - Radium and Seward Locations
2006 - Great Bend Seed Warehouse
2007 - Build Riverside Fuel Site Location
2010 - Ellinwood Office Update
2013 - Dry Plant Addition at Great Bend Fertilizer
2014 - Liquid Plant Addition at Great Bend Fertilizer
2014 - Boyd Bins and New Office
2015 - Pawnee Rock South Bin Addition
2016 - Grain Bunkers added at Radium and Pawnee Rock
2016 - Seward Bin Addition
2017 - Seward Office Update
2017 - Russell, Dorrance, and Susank Locations
2017 - Albert McPhersons Bins
2019 - Dundee Location
2020 - Radium Office and Scale Updates
2021 - Susank Bin Addition and Office

Through our acquisitions and builds, we always keep the customer in mind first and foremost. 

Board of Directors

Great Bend Co-op is a member owned cooperative. Our Board of Directors are committed cooperative members who have accepted the challenge of representing the overall membership on decisions made for the betterment of the co-op as a whole. The Director positions are voted on by the membership at our Annual Meeting each Spring.

Current Board of Directors


Kevin Bahr – Chairman
Sarah Salem – Secretary
Derreck Brown – Vice Chairman
Kevin Keller
David Leroy
Brian Anshutz
Terry Gaunt
Mike Mattas
Mike Hipp
Kyle Krier – Associate Board Member
 

Forms

 

New Members
If you would like to join our Association fill out the Membership Application.
If you are interested in a Cooperative charge account fill out the Credit Application.

Current Members
If you would like your coop bill paid automatically fill out the
Debit Authorization Form or the Credit Authorization Form.

Exempt Certificates
If you are Ag Exempt fill out form ST-28F.
If you Consume in Production fill out form ST-28C.

Financing
To apply for Agriculture Financing fill out CFA Credit Application.

Leadership

Area Supervisors  

Location Management

Office Administration  

Contact Us



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Great Bend Co-op
Main Office

606 S. Main Street
Great Bend, KS 67530
(620) 793-3531


You can fill out our easy-online contact form  with your questions and concerns!