Our History

1908 – The Stacyville Grain and Coal Co. was established.
1909 – Ed Seaton named General Manager.
1910 – William Pitzen named General Manager.
1924 – The Stacyville Grain and Coal Co. and the Farmers Equity Assoc. merged companies.
1931 – Joe Pitzen named General Manager.
1943 – Sy Pitzen named General Manager.
1948 – The name of Stacyville Grain and Coal Co. was changed to Stacyville Cooperative Co.
1959 – Reached the milestone of one million dollars in sales.
1968 – Adams area farmers raised money to buy Schissel Bros. Elevator in Adams, MN and joined the Stacyville Cooperative Co. This was known as the Adams Farmers Division.
1972 – Clarence Mayer named General Manager.
1986 – Stacyville Cooperative Company Lumber was purchased.
1990 – Richard Forey named General Manager.
1994 – Scot Janssen named General Manager.
1998 – Stacyville Cooperative Co. purchased elevators in Oakland, MN and Brownsdale, MN.
1998 – The name of Stacyville Cooperative Co. was changed to Northern Country Coop.
1999 – A Limited Liability Company was formed between Northern Country Coop and Land O’ Lakes, Inc. called Northern Country Feeds, LLC.
2000 – Northern Country Coop purchased Agro Distribution locations in Toeterville, IA and Lyle, Lansing, and Rose Creek, MN.
2002 – Northern Country Coop purchased locations in Alden, MN; Conger, MN; and Emmons, MN; and the Agronomy Center in Adams was purchased.
2007 – Northern Country Coop purchased the LeRoy, MN location.
2008 – 100th Anniversary celebrated.
2013 – A 13,000 ton capacity fertilizer plant is constructed at the Stacyville, IA location.
2015 – Northern Country Coop purchased Land O’ Lakes, Inc.’s shares of Northern Country Feeds, LLC.
2020 – Jason Schwenneker named CEO.
2023 – Completion of new facility at 615 Union in Stacyville, IA.

Stacyville Coop Directors, 1954: John N. Hemann, John P. May, Sy Pitzen, Joe Pitzen – Manager, Jim Reding, John E. Thome, and Carl Blake.