Agricultural cooperative MFA brings together 45,000 farmers in
Missouri and adjacent states. One of the US's oldest regional
co-ops, supplying its member/owners with agronomy, distribution,
financing, and purchasing services, it runs more than 140 retail
farm supply centers and works with independent dealers.
MFA supplies animal feeds, seed, fertilizer, and
crop protection products. The co-op also provides its members
with agronomy services, animal-health products, and farm
supplies. It also offers marketing services, and is the
publisher of Today's Farmer. Agmo Corporation, MFA's
finance company, provides co-op members longer credit terms for
purchases made through MFA's retail outlets.
The company has fertilizer terminals on the Mississippi
River, as well as on the Missouri and Arkansas rivers.
MFA's plant food sales exceed one million tons each year.
Part of MFA's strategy is to focus on growth initiatives and
find opportunistic products and services to provide to its
customers. Strategic river terminals and other bulk facilities give
it capacity to deliver bulk quantities of plant food. It also
invests in rolling stock, trucks, and application equipment to
ensure bulk products are efficiently delivered to retail
Mergers and Acquisitions
Expanding its assets, in 2013 MFA acquired Producers Grain
Company's assets in El Dorado Springs, Walker, Bronaugh, and Nevada
MFA is owned by it member/farmers.
The co-op was established in 1914 when seven Missouri farmers
got together to buy binder twine.