Begun in 1914 when seven Missouri farmers got together to buy
binder twine, the agricultural cooperative MFA today ties together
45,000 farmers in Missouri and adjacent states. It is one of the
US's oldest regional co-ops, supplying its member/owners with
agronomy, distribution, financing, and purchasing services. It runs
some 100 retail farm supply centers and works with independent
dealers. MFA supplies animal
feeds, seed, fertilizer, and crop protection products. In
addition to feed, fertilizer, and seed, 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.
Part of MFA's strategy is to focus on growth
initiatives and find opportunistic products and services to provide
to its customers.