About Us

Local, Innovative and Customer-Driven Agricultural Solutions 

Overview

West Central Ag Services is your partner in farming. Local, innovative and customer-driven, we are committed to providing our patrons with the right services and continuing to create financial strength and growth for every grower in our cooperative. That’s our promise to our shareholders. 
As a multi-location agricultural retailer based in northwestern Minnesota, we help producers with every aspect of their farming operations, including: 
  • Crop Nutrients 
  • Seed 
  • Crop Protection Products 
  • Producer Financing 
  • Crop Insurance 
  • Grain Marketing 
  • Tires & Repair
With the vision of forward thinking directors, West Central Ag Services was founded in 2000 as a cooperative effort between two successful cooperatives – Tri-County Coop (Ulen, MN) and Felton Farmers Coop Elevator (Felton, MN). Since this time, the landscape of West Central Ag Services has continued to improve so we can exceed the needs of our patrons. 

Today we currently serve approximately 2500 patrons with their grain and agronomic needs. 

Board Members

President: Duane Brendemuhl 
Vice President: Kim Syverson 
Secretary: Brian Olek  
Director: Daryl Moore 
Director: Dwight Heitman 
Director: James Amundson 
Director: Robert Braseth 
Director: Scott Tollefson 
Director: Evan Skaurud

Senior Leadership

Chief Executive Officer 
Jesse McCollum  
jesse.mccollum@westcentralag.com 
Phone: 218-596-8821 
 
Chief Financial Officer 
Blain Christianson  
blain.christianson@westcentralag.com 
Phone: 218-596-8821 
 
Chief Operating Officer 
Wes Roll  
wes.roll@westcentralag.com 
Phone: 218-596-8821 

Financial Statements 

Financial transparency is and always has been paramount at West Central Ag Services. Please click on the link below to review an independent audit of the past two years of our cooperative’s financial statements. 

Our annual members meeting takes place in mid-March; the link will be updated shortly thereafter to provide the financial report for the previous year. 

2016-2017 West Central Ag Financial Report

Patronage History

Product Rate 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 5 Yr. Avg.
Corn ¢/bu 3.35 4.1 2.17 8.69 6.95 5.05
Soybeans ¢/bu 8.43 13.88 12.53 25.97 11.49 14.46
Wheat ¢/bu 9.76 7.99 33.76 18.46 19.33 17.86
Agronomy % 5.76 4.38 3.63 6.73 4.63 5.03
Petroleum % 7.95 17.07 15.25 15.33 17.37 14.59
Storage % 18.55 15.9 12.8 24.03 16.98 17.65
Drying % 9.77 11.15 5.72 15.42 4.44 9.3
Total Patronage   $11,753,826.00 $10,700,123.00 $9,317,646.00 $14,975,435.00 $11,593,857.00  

2017 by the Numbers

Locations 

14 locations 

  • 4 Grain 
  • 9 Agronomy 
  • 1 Service Shop 

Employees & Equipment 

204 Employees  

  • 130 Full-time 
  • 74 Part-time

5 Sprayers 
100 Support Trucks 
20 Floaters 

Storage 

Grain Storage: 22.43 million bushels 
Fertilizer Storage: 120,000 tons 
Liquid Fertilizer: 15,000 tons 

Agronomy Locations

Grain Locations

Business Office

327 1st St SW 
PO Box 368 
Ulen, MN 56585 
Phone: 218-596-8821 
Fax: 218-596-8515 

Service Shop

The West Central Ag Service Shop offers the following services. Give us a call at 218-596-8460 to make an appointment. 

  • Oil Changes 
  • Tires Sales, Rotation & Balance (Car & Truck) 
  • Farm Equipment Repairs 
  • DOTs 
  • Tire Truck (Mobile Tire Repair) 

305 2nd St SW 
Ulen, MN 56585 
Phone: 218-596-8460 

Open an Account

Interested in opening an account with West Central Ag Services? The chart below specifies which forms we need you to complete and submit; click on the appropriate links to download the respective forms. If you have questions about any of these documents, please contact a member of our Finance Team.  
 
To review our credit terms, please click here.
Forms Grain Only Agronomy – Cash Only Agronomy – Credit Terms
New Account Application X X X
ST3   X X
W-9 X X X
Balance Sheet     X

Employment Opportunities:  

As a leading cooperative in northwestern Minnesota, we’re always looking to add quality people to the West Central Ag team. If you’re a hard worker who is ready to go the extra mile to provide our customers with the quality service and support that they deserve, we want to hear from you. Please take a look at our list of current job openings and consider joining our team.  
 
If we don’t have a position available right now, you’re still welcome to submit your resume and a completed application. We will keep it on file for one year and notify you if an opportunity aligns with your qualifications. 
 
How to Apply: 
To be considered for current or future opportunities, please submit your resume and a completed job application to: 
 
West Central Ag Services 
Attn: Human Resource Department 
PO Box 368 
Ulen, MN 56585 
Fax: 218-596-8515 
E-mail: Human Resource Department 
 

Job Openings: 

Looking for seasonal drivers with a clean CDL, Class A or B. (April-May and October-November)