Premier Cooperative

About Us

Premier Cooperative is an Illinois farmer owned cooperative providing agricultural commodities and energy products. We give the first step into the grain marketing channel. We offer outstanding service that is fast, efficient, and technologically advanced; delivered always with integrity. Our goal is to enhance the business of our farmer owners while supporting the communities in which we all live and work.

Premier Cooperative facilities, where grain initially enters the marketing channels, are maintained by full time millwright crews. The network of railroads and interstate highways serving our trade territory are indicative to the complete shipping capabilities of Premier Cooperative. The early Illinois Prairie settlers efforts to grow and market their crop, have been instrumental in making Premier Cooperative an important force in serving the world food economy as a farm cooperative with solid resources and modern facilities.                              

Premier Cooperative farmer owned grain elevator

Historic Timeline
1903       Savoy Grain Company formed
1904       Ivesdale Co-op Grain Company formed
1905       Sadorus Cooperative Elevator Company formed
1911       Fisher Farmers Grain & Coal Company formed
1916       Farmers Elevator Company of Jamaica Illinois formed
1962       Rising Farmers Grain Company formed
1967       Fisher Farmers Grain & Coal Company reorganized as a cooperative
1981       Savoy Grain Company, Ivesdale Co-op Grain Company and Sadorus Cooperative Elevator Company consolidated to form Grand Prairie Coop, Inc.
1981       Fisher Farmers Grain & Coal purchased Elliott Grain Company which included a bulk fuel business.
1982       Grand Prairie Coop, Inc. purchased elevator facilities at Philo, Sidney, Fulls Siding and St. Joseph after the failure of Champaign County Grain Association.
1984       Grand Prairie Coop, Inc. purchased elevator facilities at Broadlands, Longview and Block Station Longview and Block Station have since been dismantled and sold.
1985       Fisher Farmers Grain & Coal purchased elevators at Thomasboro, Leverrett, Gifford, Ellis and Reilly after the failure of East Central Illinois Grain Company.
1994       Grand Prairie Coop, Inc. purchased the Galesville elevator facility
1995       Fisher Farmers Grain & Coal purchased the Dillsburg elevator
1996       Grand Prairie partnered with Unity Grain Company to form United Prairie, L.L.C. for the purpose of expanding the agronomy services provided by both companies. The joint venture included plants at …………Ivesdale, Tolono, and Pierson Station.
1997       Monticello Grain Company became a partner in United Prairie, L.L.C., adding its White Heath plant to the joint venture. Unity Grain and Monticello Grain have since become part of Topflight Grain Cooperative, Inc., the current partner of Premier Cooperative in United Prairie, L.L.C.
2009       Farmers Elevator Company of Jamaica merged with Grand Prairie Coop, Inc., adding facilities at Jamaica and Indianola.
2009       Fisher Farmers Grain & Coal Company and Grand Prairie Coop, Inc. consolidated to form Premier Cooperative, Inc.
2011       Rising Farmers Elevator Company merged with Premier Cooperative, Inc. adding facilities at Rising, Bondville, and Mahomet.

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