Tradition of Excellence

American Plains Co-op is your local agricultural leader and ag service provider. We strive to be the best in the cooperative business, with a customer relationship focus that is second to none. We have been blessed with hard working managers and employees who go above and beyond to earn your business. With our tradition of excellence as a cornerstone, our customers can expect the same great service no matter which location they visit.

Cooperatives stand out as the only businesses that are completely patron owned. To the patron this means that they have the ability to provide input on how the business is ran and receive patronage for being a member owner.

Thank you for allowing us to be your local provider of all your Grain, Fuel, Feed, Farmstore, Agronomy, Seed, and Precision Ag needs.


From humble beginnings in 1959, American Plains Co-op has grown to 16 Elevators, 13 Fueling Site Locations, Agronomy, Seed, Feed, Bulk Fuel, Grain, and Farm Supply Services.

Our commitment to excellence is why we continue to strive to do better for our customers and employees. We understand that customer success is imperative to our success.


Looking to the Future

In order to be better for our customers, we are always keeping our facilities updated and able to handle all of our customer's needs. In recent years, we have updated our grain facilities, fueling sites, and our agronomy department.

Below is our timeline of additions:

1972 - Ellinwood Location
1976 - Boyd Location
1992 - Ampride
1994 - Great Bend Fertilizer Location
1995 - Albert, Pawnee Rock, and Dundee
1999 - Ellinwood Fuel Site
2000 - Albert Steel Bins
2001 - Radium and Seward Locations
2006 - Great Bend Seed Warehouse
2007 - Build Riverside Fuel Site Location
2010 - Ellinwood Office Update
2013 - Dry Plant Addition at Great Bend Fertilizer
2014 - Liquid Plant Addition at Great Bend Fertilizer
2014 - Boyd Bins and New Office
2015 - Pawnee Rock South Bin Addition
2016 - Grain Bunkers added at Radium and Pawnee Rock
2016 - Seward Bin Addition
2017 - Seward Office Update
2017 - Russell, Dorrance, and Susank Locations
2017 - Albert McPhersons Bins
2019 - Dundee Location
2020 - Radium Office and Scale Updates
2021 - Susank Bin Addition and Office
2022 - Merger with Farmers Cooperative of Carmen, Oklahoma
2022 - Rebranded to American Plains Co-op

Through our acquisitions and builds, we always keep the customer in mind first and foremost.


Board of Directors

American Plains Co-op is a member owned cooperative. Our Board of Directors are committed cooperative members who have accepted the challenge of representing the overall membership on decisions made for the betterment of the co-op as a whole. The Director positions are voted on by the membership at our Annual Meeting each Spring.

Current Board of Directors

Kevin Bahr - Chairman
Derreck Brown - Vice Chairman
Sarah Salem - Secretary
David Leroy
Mike Hipp
Kyle Krier
Greg Dietz
James Lott
Jed Fleske
Grant Wilber - Associate Board Member


2021 Financials

Click below to view our 2021 Financial Statement



New Members
If you would like to join our Association fill out the Membership Application.
If you are interested in a Cooperative charge account fill out the Credit Application.

Current Members
If you would like to be able to pay your co-op bill through the grower portal, please fill out the
Debit Authorization Form or the Credit Authorization Form.

Exempt Certificates
If you are Ag Exempt fill out form ST-28F.
If you Consume in Production fill out form ST-28C.

American Plains Co-op is proud to offer CFA (Cooperative Finance Association) Financing. Please reach out to Shelley Robinson at our Main Office for more information. 


Area Supervisors  

Location Management

Office Administration  

Contact Us

American Plains Co-op
 Main Office

606 S. Main Street
Great Bend, KS 67530
(620) 793-3531

You can fill out our easy-online contact form  with your questions and concerns!