Premier Cooperative

About Premier Cooperative

Premier Cooperative is the oldest farm and consumer supply cooperative in the United States. Founded in 1893, Premier serves members throughout the southwest quarter of Wisconsin, northern Illinois, eastern Iowa, and SE Minnesota. Its Natures Grown Organics brand is sold in retail outlets and directly to producers in over 17 states. With locations in 19 communities, Premier’s 350 employees provide agronomy, animal nutrition, propane, bulk petroleum, grain, hardware, lumber, automotive, and convenience store products and services to about 7,500 members and thousands more customers. As a cooperative, Premier returns its profits to its members each year as patronage refunds.


Agronomy Intern

May 2020 Fennimore, WI
“I really enjoyed getting so much hands-on experience. After learning how the co-op was run and getting the hang of the day-to-day schedule, I was allowed to conduct a lot of independent work. I spent many hours outside in the fields, conducting vital scouting for the co-op. I got to make many good connections with local farmers that will greatly benefit my future career. Also, I was able to dabble in many different areas, including soil sampling, tissue sampling, grower licensing, documentation, silage moisture testing, and social media outreach.”

Crop Scout

May 2019 - August 2019 Mount Horeb, WI
“I liked the hands on experience that premier had to offer, plus the learning oppertunites that werre there for me. ”
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