Communities We Serve  04/04/18 4:22:25 PM

Part of our responsibility, and privilege, as a cooperative doing business in rural America is to help support the communities in which we do business. Whether it's grilling burgers at a community function or a student receiving a scholarship to help pursue their Ag education, we make a conscious effort to give back to our local communities.

Here are just some of the ways we've participated in the past few years as an organization:
*Donate to food pantries
*Donate to Relay For Life activities
*Contribute to the American Legion Veteran's Memorial
*Help local Lions Club fund a digital sign for their city
*Provide funds for sports equipment
*Support local fire & ambulance departments
*Hold bi-annual bloodmobile events onsite
*Contribute to Hospital Foundation fundraisers
*Support local high schools by participating in homecoming parades

*Donate for community picnic tables and restroom upgrades
*Help provide school supplies through Inter-Lakes Community Action Partnership
*Provide funds to local schools for FFA programs, proms, annuals and events

*Continue support of South Dakota Corn Growers, Ag United and the Cattlemen's Association
*Donate RES-Q-tubes to local fire departments for grain engulfment type situations (see picture above)

*Provide trophies at county fairs, Greenhand awards at state FFA conventions (see picture below)


The communities we are a part of include Marion, Freeman, Salem, Dimock, Montrose,
Canova, Lyons, Viborg, Irene, Scotland, Springfield and Tyndall.
Each is a thriving community with excellent schools, housing, events and more.

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Marion, SD - "Marion, the right place to call home!"  The town of Marion, population 892, is located just 40 minutes southwest of Sioux Falls, 50 minutes northeast of Yankton and about 50 minutes southeast of Mitchell.

Central Farmers has grain and agronomy operations out of the Marion offices.

Situated on the State Rail Line, it is also home to many local business, of which include Central Farmers Cooperative and NuGen Energy (Ethanol Plant). This family friendly community has its own K-12 school, swimming pool, park, ballfield complex, bank and medical facilities to serve those who work and live here.

Website: www.marionsd.com, http://marion.k12.sd.us/


Freeman, SD - Established in 1879, the city of Freeman is located on fertile farmland in southeastern South Dakota. It provides retail, medical, professional, educational and recreational services to the predominantly agricultural community and includes a vibrant retail and manufacturing sector.

Located about 50 miles west of Sioux Falls, 30 miles north of Yankton and 45 miles southeast of Mitchell, Freeman is situated on U.S. Highway 81 and is about 30 miles from both I-29 and I-90. Freeman has a population of about 1300 and serves a trade area of about 8,000 people in Hutchinson, Turner and McCook counties.

Central Farmers has grain operations out of the Freeman office.

The Freeman Community Development Corporation is committed to encouraging growth and development throughout the community which will sustain and enhance the quality of life for all its residents.
The city is governed by a six-member council and mayor. Freeman City Hall is located at 3rd and Poplar in downtown Freeman. We invite you to explore this site and see all that Freeman has to offer.

Websites: http://www.cityoffreeman.com/, http://freeman.k12.sd.us/

Salem, SD -  "Salem, a city to grow in". Salem is a growing community of 1347 people located 30 minutes east of Mitchell, 40 minutes west of Sioux Falls and approx 1 hour north of Yankton. Salem is a farming community with many recreation, academic, retail and medical opportunities to meet family needs.

Central Farmers has grain, energy and agronomy operations out of the Salem offices.

The Salem Area Foundation was established in 2007 to create a permanent endowment that will generate earnings to be used to support local community and non-profit projects. Our mission is to enhance the quality of life for the Salem Area. The Salem Area Foundation recently met its goal of raising $75,000 that will be matched with $25,000 from the South Dakota Community Foundation.

Website: www.salemsd.com, http://mccookcentral.k12.sd.us/


Dimock, SD - Dimock is a small community (population of 125) just a few miles north of Parkston, SD and 20 minutes south of Mitchell.

Central Farmers has grain, agronomy and feed operations out of the Dimock office.

Given its close proximity to Parkston, SD and that most retail, educational and healthcare opportunities for Dimock can be found in Parkston, we have included the following information.

Website: http://parkston.k12.sd.us/Page/1


Montrose, SD - Montrose is a community of McCook County with a population of 472. It is located approx 45 minutes northwest of Sioux Falls and just 15 minutes east of Salem, SD.

Central Farmers has grain and feed operations out of the Montrose office.

Montrose does have its own school system, but co-ops with Salem(McCook Central) in sporting events.  

Website: http://cityofmontrosesd.com/index_0.html, http://montrose.k12.sd.us/default.aspx


Canova, SD - Canova has a population of just 105, according to the 2010 census. It is located 17 miles north of Salem.

Central Farmers has grain, agronomy and feed operations out of the Canova office.

Canova operates closely with nearby town, Howard SD. Many children from Canova attend school and take part in activities in Howard given that the two town are less than 10 miles apart.
Website: http://www.howard.k12.sd.us/


Lyons, SD - Central Farmers has added a new grain facility near Lyons, SD. The new location is a 110 train car shuttle loading facility. This Minnehaha county community, with a population of around 650, is located just minutes northwest of Sioux Falls.

Viborg, SD - Viborg has a population of around 775 and is located approximately 18 miles south of Parker SD.

Central Farmers has grain, agronomy and feed operations out of the Viborg offices.

Viborg is the home to the Viborg-Hurley school and offers many features such as the Lund Theatre, Danish Days and several banks and medical facilities.

Website: www.viborgsd.org, www.viborg.k12.sd.us


Irene, SD - Irene has a population of 421 and is located southwest of Viborg, SD.

Central Farmers has an agronomy location in rural Irene.

Irene offers a small town atmosphere with low crime and family friendly neighborhoods.  Our town offers Churches, parks, golf course, public school, community center, insurance agencies, gas/convenience stores and a full service bank, as well as many other businesses.

Website: www.irenesd.com, www.irene-wakonda.k12.sd.us


Scotland, SD - "A community off the beaten path"  The city of Scotland, population of approximately 900, is located about 30 miles northwest of Yankton and about 50 miles southeast of Mitchell.

Central Farmers has a 2200 ton fertilizer plant built in 2014, a chemical and seed shop, as well as a shop for tire repairs and oil changes. CFC in Scotland also offers bulk fuel delivery as well as bulk LP delivery. Bagged feed will be available beginning in September 2016. A full time Agronomist is on staff.

Scotland has much to offer its residents. It's a great place to raise a family. The school district consistently produces students with an excellent education. Evenings can be spent close to home, or less than an hour away with more entertainment options. For those looking to retire, a good life is met at a reasonable cost. The annual Scottie Stampede rodeo draws a crowd in the summer.

Website: http://scotlandsd.org/index.html, http://www.scotland.k12.sd.us/library/SitePages/Home.aspx


Springfield, SD - Located on SD Hwy 37, the city of Springfield is located about 30 miles west of Yankton and about 60 miles south of Mitchell. Access to nearby Nebraska is easy via Chief Standing Bear Memorial Bridge extending over the Missouri River.

Central Farmers has bulk fuel and LP delivery. Bagged feed is available. Springfield's locaiton also offers grain storage, handling and marketing.

"The best kept secret in South Dakota." Springfield is a great place to live and do business. Recreation activities such as fishing, hunting, boating and golfing are plentiful in the area.

Websites: http://www.springfieldsd.com/, http://www.bonhomme.k12.sd.us/

Tyndall, SD -  Tyndall is a community of about 1059 people located about 25 miles west of Yankton and about 55 miles south of Mitchell.

Central Farmers has bulk fuel and LP delivery as well as grain storage, handling and marketing. Tyndall's location has a full time Grain Originator on staff as well as a full time Agronomist. Chemicals and fertilizer are available as well as bagged feed and liquid feed.

Tyndall is the county seat of Bon Homme County. The city is named for John Tyndall, a British physicist who had paid a visit to the United States.

http://tyndallsd.com/, http://www.bonhomme.k12.sd.us/

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