FCS To Build New Grain Facility South of Beresford, SD

March 01, 2023 12:44pm

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Farmers Coop Society (FCS), the Board of Directors, and Management of Farmers Coop Society, is pleased to announce the construction of a state-of-the-art grain elevator in southeast South Dakota. The “Union Grove” elevator will be located 9 miles directly south of Beresford, SD, and one quarter mile East of I-29 Exit 38. The construction will start this March and will accept soybeans in the Fall of 2023.


Farmers Coop Society is committed to their South Dakota customers and their communities. “Building this new facility is a reminder of our commitment to our members and communities in this area. We are excited to expand further into southeast South Dakota and continue strengthening our relationships with producers, schools, FFA programs, and communities,” says John McDaniel, CEO of Farmers Coop Society.


The facility will feature state-of-the-art technology and will be high-speed and convenient for customers.  The site will consist of a 2.5 million bushel flat storage building and an unloading system capable of unloading grain at 30,000 bushels per hour. “We are excited about expanding our operations in South Dakota.  The highlight of this facility will be speed and efficiency. We know that’s a top priority for our customers, and we will deliver on that for them,” says Tyler Farnham, Sr Director of Grain Operation. The Union Grove facility will be able to scale in, dump, and scale out trucks in under five minutes.


The location was specifically chosen with future expansion in mind. It will allow Farmers Coop Society to further develop the site with plans to accept corn in the next few years. Union Grove will offer several services to growers as FCS plans on offering competitive grain marketing options, agronomy services and operations, and their feed service portfolios. Farmers Coop Society is a member-owned, full-service cooperative that prides itself on putting its members and customers first.