Moving Forward Together

In looking at where we are going, there is no way we can not look at where we came from. We came from a group of people who were strong, determined and full of hope. They saw a future through drought, hail and dust storms, and continued to believe that there would be rain.

More times than not, they were not disappointed. The rain came, the crops grew and there was strength in the survival. Since it’s founding in 1919, The Garden City Co-op, Inc. has also hoped for the rain, and when it came, celebrated with its member owners, now over 2,000 strong.

Latest Videos

Inside The Co-op:  Grain Originators
Inside The Co-op: Grain Originators

8/18/2022 8:43:44 PM

What does a grain originator do? What happens to grain once it's stored in an elevator? What's the difference between a basis price and a futures price? What's the difference between and old crop price and a new crop price? In this episode of "Inside the Co-op" we answer those questions by talking to Lindy McMillen, a grain originator here at GCC at our Dighton office....

Introducing Alpine Pro

7/6/2021 1:21:41 PM

Weather shouldn't add to your market volatility stress. GCC's Alpine Pro Contract is unique in offering a provision that allows a farmer to be released from the contract in cases of verified crop failure....

Camelina Field Day Tours: Triangle H & Schmeeckle Farms

5/13/2021 4:43:20 PM

Mike Karst from Sustainable Oils, GCC staff, and area farmers gathered for a tour of Camelina fields being grown at Triangle H and Schmeeckle Farms. The crop is being grown as a trial, to ultimately be purchased by ExxonMobil as a renewable diesel source. For more information about Camelina visit: https://www.gccoop.com/News/Garden-City-News/New-Grain-Offering-Camelina...

Molz Cooperative Scholarship NOW AVAILABLE for the 2021- 2022 school year

2/12/2021 4:41:41 PM

Through the generosity of Otis & Mary Lee Molz - the Garden City Community College is offering up to 6 FULL RIDE scholarships to students if you are a Co-op member or employee or an immediate family member of either. To apply, fill out the application here: https://gcccks.edu/tuition_cost/schol... Answer the questions given on a separate word document and send them to: stephanie.janda@gcccks.edu...


Summer Harvest Prep
May 26, 2023 |
Wheat harvest is one of the most exciting times of the year – and it’s just around the corner. We've got a few pre-harvest best practices to consider to help harvest go as smoothly as possible.  
Spring is here! Are you ready?
May 19, 2023 |
With planting season upon us, the Garden City Co-op Ag Tech Team wants to make sure you’re properly prepared!

Our Business & Values

The Garden City Co-op, Inc. believes in the Cooperative model and the important role it plays in creating value for its members.  The farmers of The Garden City Co-op, Inc. are critical because they are also the owners.  To ensure we continue to create value, we follow our mission and vision statement and execute them within our core values.  Our mission statement describes what we do as a company, while our vision statement describes who we want to become. 

Our Mission: 

We help farmers be successful by creating value for their farm through our people, assets, and technology.

Our Vision:

To be the most valued partner in our farmer's business through committed Cooperative teamwork.

Each of these statements are designed to help guide our Board and Employees in their strategic decisions that they make while serving our member owners.  The Garden City Co-op, Inc. has a strong history of trying new things to create value.  It was started by farmers over 100 years ago to fill a need in infrastructure, services, technology and innovation, where few other companies were interested in investing.  Today we believe that it is our people and assets enabling technology that helps us create differentiated value.  Our core values that we believe in have a strong history as well.

Our Core Values:

  • Trustworthy
  • Stable and Dependable
  • Innovative

These values keep us moving forward to strive for new ideas and innovations to help farmers be more successful.  We also believe that we have to conduct our business in an honest and trustworthy manner that allows us to be stable and depended on by our members.  We want to create value for our farmers beyond a simple transaction.  Rather, we want to be a trusted advisor, earning their operation’s business for generations to come.  We are proud and fortunate to not only be a part of a cooperative tradition but a family tradition as well, having many multi-generational family farmers as our member owners.  We look forward to creating value for our farmers into the future.

Moving Forward Together - For Future Generations from Garden City Co-op on Vimeo.

Learn more about who we are, where we've come from and where we're going in this three part series: The First 100 Years!

  See Our History >

Board of Directors

With a Board of Directors comprised of 7 Directors and 3 Associate Directors, and an employee group of approximately 150, we continue to look for the rain and when it comes, we continue to celebrate.

Member & Credit Applications

What is a Co-op?

The purpose of a cooperative is to serve its members. A cooperative is member owned and operates similar to other businesses- with one exception. The cooperative's profits or savings, after the costs of doing business are paid, are ruturned to the members as patronage dividends at the end of the year. Patronage is paid out partially in cash, and partially as equity in the company to be paid out at a later date. In order to receive patronage dividends, you must first become a member of the cooperative.

Becoming a member of the Garden City Co-op is as simple as filling out a membership/credit application and purchasing $50 of stock in the company.

Anyone who is a producer of agricultural products in our trade territory may become a voting member of the association by purchasing $50 of Common Stock. Anyone who is not a producer of agricultural products in our trade territory may become a Participating Member by purchasing $50 of Participating Stock.

Every cooperative member receives a patron number. You can make cash purchases, or if you are approved for credit, you may charge against this account. The more business you do with your cooperative, the more you receive back from your cooperative in patronage dividends.
Below are the application forms you need to fill out to become a member of the Garden City Co-op, Inc. Choose either the Individual or Business Forms, print them off, fill them out, and send them back to us.

You may fax them to: 
620-275-8433 or 

You may mail them to:
Garden City Co-op, Inc.
Attn: Credit Manager
P.O. Box 838
Garden City, KS 67846

We are also set up to allow you to pay your statement balance each month using our ACH Customer Authorization Plan. If you are interested in this, download the ACH Customer Authorization form below also.
Application Forms for Individuals

Confidential Credit Application For Individuals
Application For Membership
Sales Tax Ag Exemption Certificate
W9 Form
ACH Customer Authorization Form

Application Forms for Businesses

Confidential Credit Application For Businesses
Application For Membership
Sales Tax Ag Exemption Certificate
W9 Form
ACH Customer Authorization Form

Management Team

Accounting and Finance

IT, Process Controls, and Communications


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