Agronomy

The Garden City Co-op Agronomy Division’s goal is to help farmers be more productive with their land while following good stewardship practices.  Our agronomy resources are located across Western Kansas with operations dispatched from Lowe, Dighton, and Plymell Kansas. 

Our agronomy team members are experts in production practices that apply only the best inputs in our geography and can recommend traditional and precision ag based methods and products that will help reach the best yield potential to maximize the return on your agronomic investment. 

We handle a full line of seed, crop nutrient, and crop protection products with the needed support services to help you be more successful.  As technology continues to increase farm productivity, you can trust that the Garden City Co-op will be innovative in helping farmers put the right product, at the right rate, at the right place, at the right time.

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...

News

ESTATE STOCK REDEMPTIONS - DON'T MISS THE DEADLINE! (Fall)
Sep 09, 2022 |
Estate stock redemptions are taken to the board for review semi-annually in April and October.  Be sure to have your applications into the main office by the deadline.
Soil Moisture Sensor Data
Benefits Of Soil Moisture Probes
Sep 02, 2022 |
A moisture probe can help you make more informed and real time irrigation and fertility decisions by giving live data on how deep your moisture and nutrients are and at what depth your plant is using them.  

It All Starts With The Seed

Your seed choice is one of the most important steps in reaching your yield goals.  Our seed specialists are trained to place the appropriate hybrid to your field based on your specific growing conditions and farming practices.  

We can assist in crop and hybrid selections by using technology to understand how each hybrid or variety responds to input factors such as variable population rates or fertilizer responses.  We provide quality seed products featuring brands such as Dekalb®,  Asgrow®, Croplan® and Mycogen®.    

Please contact our seed salesman to match the seed for your needs.
Logan Dreiling, Seed Salesman - (620) 290-1213
Ross Holmes, Seed Salesman - (620) 805-1249


   

Crop nutrients

Maximizing our members return on their bushels is our passion and crop nutrients play a key role in that equation.  The Garden City Co-op has an extensive line of dry and liquid fertilizers, anhydrous ammonia and micronutrient products to fit any need in or around Western Kansas.  But it doesn’t stop there.  

The Garden City Co-op has the capability to custom blend and deliver these products as well as custom or variable rate apply any fertilizer to ensure our members are able to optimize the goals of their farming operation.  

Custom Application

As a farmer you’ve got a lot of things on your plate.  Chemical and nutrient application doesn’t have to be one of them.  The Garden City Co-op has a fleet of ground rigs and trained personnel ready to apply their expertise to your farm, including variable rate technology through our ag technology portfolio. 

We also have access to aerial application with preferred partners.

Contact the Garden City Co-op for all your custom application needs by calling:
Lowe Office: 620-277-2230
Dighton Office: 620-397-2437
Plymell Office:  620-271-0773

CROP PROTECTION

Things happen.  Mother Nature isn’t always cooperative.  

We understand this and have innovative and results-orientated people to partner with you to design and service a customized protection plan for each crop and whatever challenges they may bring, whether it be in pre-season, in-season or post-season.   

Input Financing

To help maximize your input dollar, the Garden City Co-op has access to multiple input financing programs to meet different credit needs for agronomy inputs.  Based on the product or service being financed, we can provide a program with a rate, term, and credit amount that best fits your cash flow needs.  

Depending on credit qualifications, we can extend regular credit terms, or provide input financing through partner programs.  We offer programs through CFA, Secure by Winfield® United, John Deere® Financial, Rabobank, and seed and crop protection programs through select manufacturers.

To receive more information or apply for a program, please contact your Agronomist or the Garden City Co-op Credit Manager.

Agronomy Team

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