Premier Cooperative is the oldest farm and consumer supply cooperative in the United States. Founded in 1893, Premier serves members throughout the southwest quarter of Wisconsin, northern Illinois, eastern Iowa, and SE Minnesota. Its Natures Grown Organics brand is sold in retail outlets and directly to producers in over 17 states. With locations in 19 communities, Premier’s 350 employees provide agronomy, animal nutrition, propane, bulk petroleum, grain, hardware, lumber, automotive, and convenience store products and services to about 7,500 members and thousands more customers. As a cooperative, Premier returns its profits to its members each year as patronage refunds.