About Us

Overview

AGP is a leading U.S. agribusiness with primary operations as a soybean processor/refiner producing and marketing soybean meal, refined soybean oil, and biodiesel. Since its formation in 1983, AGP has grown in size, scope, and reputation — both in the U.S. and internationally. Today, our owners include local and regional cooperatives representing approximately 200,000 farmers throughout the U.S. We operate ten soybean processing plants in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, and South Dakota, as well as four soybean oil refineries, and three biodiesel production facilities. In addition to our commodity-based products, AGP produces and markets AminoPlus®, a high-performance soy bypass protein product for the dairy industry.

“Partners in Food Production” illustrates AGP’s longtime commitment to working in collaboration with stockholders and stakeholders, including our loyal employees. Together, our export programs link farmers to markets around the world.

Our Commitment

AGP is committed to serve local cooperatives and agricultural producers through the procurement, processing, and marketing of agricultural products — for the benefit of our member-owners.

AGP is committed to the success of our owners — local and regional cooperatives representing approximately 200,000 farmers throughout the U.S. Our mission is to serve local cooperatives and their farmer-owners by providing competitive markets and services, adding value to agricultural products, and generating competitive returns through cash flow and equity growth.

AGP is committed to adding value to the soybeans grown by U.S. farmers and marketed by member cooperatives to AGP. We provide a competitive daily market while processing more than 20,000 acres of soybeans each day. Our processing operations are situated in the Midwest, and we work to support the U.S. farmer, their cooperatives, and their communities.

We are dedicated to supplying products and services on a worldwide basis that meet our customers’ expectations the first time — every time.

Investing in our most important asset — our employees — is vital to the success of AGP. Our goal is to ensure a safe, productive, inclusive, and healthy work environment. The growth, development, and support of our employees is key to the long-term viability of AGP.

AGP’s cooperative business model enables a special connection to the communities where we operate and our employees live. Cooperatives provide improved agricultural markets for area farmers, employment opportunities, and economic development in rural areas.

AGP’s reputation for quality products is backed by industry certification standards including Safe Quality Food (SQF) accreditation as well as certification in the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and GMP+ International Feed Safety Assurance (GMP+).

Our sustainability efforts include processing agricultural commodities into value-added products using fewer resources. Our goal is to source and transport basic and value-added products in the most efficient and environmentally-responsible manner.

A History of Adding Value

AGP corporate headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska.

The history of AGP began in 1983, when Land O’Lakes, Boone Valley Cooperative Processing Association, and Farmland Industries combined their soybean processing assets into a single company. Organized as an Iowa cooperative, the new company was named Ag Processing Inc a cooperative (AGP). Over 35 years later, AGP is a growing and successful agribusiness that employs approximately 1,100 people and markets U.S. agricultural products around the world.

Our Leadership Team

“AGP will continue to move forward with our long-term strategy of investing in the company’s core businesses to further add value and service for our cooperative members, their producer-owners, and our valued customers.”

Lowell Wilson, Chairman of the Board, and Keith Spackler, Chief Executive Officer

Board of Directors

Lowell Wilson

Lowell Wilson

Chairman

Area 1 Producer

Dean Isaacson

Dean Isaacson

Vice Chairman

Area 2 General Manager (retired)

Chuck Schafer

Chuck Schafer

Secretary/Treasurer

Area 1 General Manager

Rob Jacobs

Rob Jacobs

Director

Area 1 General Manager

Dave Leiting

Dave Leiting

Director

Area 1 General Manager (retired)

Jay Sunderman

Jay Sunderman

Director

Area 1 Producer

Bruce Granquist

Bruce Granquist

Director

Area 2 Producer

Larry Oltjen

Larry Oltjen

Director

Area 3 Producer

Dean Thernes

Dean Thernes

Director

Area 3 General Manager

Executive Management Team

J. Keith Spackler

J. Keith Spackler

Chief Executive Officer and General Manager

Kyle Droescher

Kyle Droescher

Group Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Troy Alberts

Troy Alberts

Senior Vice President Refined Oils

Mark Sandeen

Mark Sandeen

Senior Vice President Soybean Processing

Chris Schaffer

Chris Schaffer

Senior Vice President Ag Products

Greg Twist

Greg Twist

Senior Vice President Transportation

Dave Wilwerding

Dave Wilwerding

Senior Vice President and General Counsel

Matt Bendler

Matt Bendler

Vice President Human Resources

Matt Caswell

Matt Caswell

Vice President, Member/Corporate Relations and Government Affairs