Conference Sponsors

The Farmer Cooperatives Conference is made possible by the generous support of its sponsors. Conference sponsorships allow the Center for Cooperatives to offer this program at a lower fee, which enables a broader attendance by cooperative board members and staff.

Star Partners - $10,000 and above

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States. 

CoBank is a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states.

Conference Partners - $4,000 - $9,999

GROWMARK is a cooperative organization based in Bloomington, Illinois. Our stakeholders are those who use our products and sercies. We employ and continually train personnel who deliver solutions for customers, focusing on the product and service recommendations that meet their unique needs.

iRely is a global provider of software for the physical commodity ecosystem serving organizations that handle origination, trading, manufacturing and distribution of commodities.

Land O'Lakes, Inc. is one of America’s premiere member-owned cooperatives. We offer local cooperatives and agricultural producers across the nation an extensive line of agricultural supplies, as well as state-of-the-art production and business services. We also are a leading marketer of dairy-based food products for consumers, foodservice professionals and food manufacturers.


Program Sponsors - $2,000 - $3,999

Dorsey & Whitney The Food and Agribusiness industry group and the Cooperative Law practice group at Dorsey have a talented and dedicated team of lawyers from multiple legal disciplines who can help you with the variety of legal issues that confront your business. Lawyers in the Food and Agribusiness industry group provide a full range of legal services to established and start-up value-added agribusinesses, rural electric cooperatives and related ventures, cooperative banks, commodity promotion groups, financial institutions, governmental bodies and exempt organizations.

Farm Foundation is a non-advocacy, 501(c)(3) public charity that promotes objective analysis, constructive dialogue and innovative ideas to build a deeper understanding of issues critical to the future of agriculture, food systems and rural communities. We do not advocate. Our 80-year reputation for objectivity allows us to bring together diverse stakeholders for discussion on economic issues and public policies.

NCFC Education Fund - Since 1929, NCFC has been the voice of America's farmer cooperatives. Our members are regional and national farmer cooperatives, which are in turn comprised of nearly 3,000 local farmer cooperatives across the country. NCFC members also include 26 state and regional councils of cooperatives.

Lindquist & Vennum’s 200 attorneys provide a full array of corporate finance, transactional and litigation services for clients from offices in Minnesota, Colorado, and South Dakota. We have served corporate, governmental and individual clients across the nation and around the world for nearly 40 years (although our roots are even older, dating back to 1946).

Stoel Rives LLP is a U.S. law firm, with a full suite of transactional and litigation solutions for U.S. and international clients. Established in 1907, the firm has nearly 400 attorneys operating out of 12 offices in seven states and the District of Columbia. We represent businesses at all stages of growth, from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies.

General Supporters - $1,000 - $1,999

CliftonLarsonAllen continues the legacy of quality, service, and experience that each Clifton Gunderson and LarsonAllen has built for more than 50 years. The joint firm is unique in the industry due to its primary focus on privately held businesses and their owners as well as governmental and nonprofit organizations.

Gardiner Thomsen - Over the last 50 years, we’ve grown to be one of the most respected CPA firms in the Midwest. We specialize in accounting and business advisory services for co-ops, agribusiness, credit unions, government agencies and closely held businesses, and have added offices in Iowa, South Dakota and Nebraska.

For further information on sponsorship, please contact:

Anne Reynolds