ABOUT GCC

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.

OUR BUSINESS & VALUES

GCC believes in the Cooperative model and the important role it plays in creating value for its members.  The farmers of GCC 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

Cooperatively creating value.

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.  GCC 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 GCC 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!

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.

MANAGEMENT TEAM

LEADERSHIP
ACCOUNTING & FINANCE
IT, PROCESS CONTROLS, AND COMMUNICATIONS
SAFETY

NEWS & WEATHER

Soil Sampling

Feb 23, 2024 | Garden City
Soil Sampling is a very important part of your field’s overall health. Knowledge is powerful, and the best way to know is to get your soil sampled.  

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING DICAMBA-BASED HERBICIDES (Engenia, Tavium & XtendiMax)

Feb 21, 2024 | Garden City
On February 6th, the US District Court for the District of Arizona vacated the federal registrations of Dicamba-based products Engenia, Tavium and XtendiMax.   Due to this ruling, all sales and inventory movements were demanded to halt all the way from the manufacturers to...

A Rewarding Experience for you and your Equipment

Feb 16, 2024 | Garden City
It's the last month to stock up on Cenex's Gift Cards for Gallons promotion! 
Molz Cooperative Scholarship Taking Applications

Molz Cooperative Scholarship Taking Applications

Feb 12, 2024 | Garden City
Are you a graduating high school senior who has a parent who works for the Garden City Co-op? Maybe you have a parent or grandparent who is a farmer and does business with the Garden City Co-op? Perhaps you work for the co-op or are a member or the spouse of either and are loo...

LATEST VIDEOS

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 ...