Employee News

Yearend Grain Department Reminders
11/27/2019
Yearend Grain Department Reminders

Many customers do not know that we have the ability to set up a direct deposit. With direct deposit activated on your account, funds will be released to your account automatically on Thursday, January 2nd. To set up direct deposit, please give me a call in Stewartville by Monday, December 23rd.

Employee Milestones and New Employees
08/01/2019
Employee Milestones and New Employees

Welcome New Employees! Keith Mercer began at the end of July as a full-time Grain Operation Laborer in the Stewartville location after a three year hiatus from working with the co-op. Keith is a re-hire that has worked in a few departments with All American CO-op. Keith is from Chatfield and graduated from Chosen Valley […]

“You better make hay while the sun shines”
07/03/2019
“You better make hay while the sun shines”

Moving forward in the growing season, there are some things to consider. I would encourage you to go out and evaluate the stand. Are there certain hybrids or varieties that are struggling to germinate compared to others? Is there leafing out underneath the soil due to marginal planting conditions?

“Working with you”: The Daley Grind
07/03/2019
“Working with you”: The Daley Grind

The agronomy side of the farming industry isn’t the only facet that was effected by the spring weather. As dairymen and beef producers started to run out of feed this spring, they were forced to rely on forage rations earlier than anticipated, resulting in an overall shortage in availability. Beyond cutting into the stored forage they already had, they were also forced to be patient while waiting to harvest a dry first crop.

MnDOT Releases Seasonal Load Limit Notification
05/21/2019
MnDOT Releases Seasonal Load Limit Notification

The Minnesota Department of Transportation will start issuing full-summer overweight permits in the METRO,
SOUTHEAST and SOUTH frost zones Friday, May 24, 2019.

Notes from HR
01/17/2019
Notes from HR

HR Notes for January Cheryl Simpson, HR Director W-2’s will be sent out before the end of January. Please make sure the address on your paystub is correct as this is the address they will be sent to. 1095-C’s are due to employees by March 4th. These will be coming in the mail from All […]

St. Charles Seasonal Operation Notice
01/17/2019
St. Charles Seasonal Operation Notice

The January/February issue of our Co-operative Link will contain the following statement regarding seasonal operation of our Saint Charles location. Please direct all questions to Glenn. “Our Saint Charles location will be open seasonally this spring for anhydrous ammonia pickup and delivery. We will continue to utilize our warehouse, fertilizer storage, shop and office space […]

All American Gives to our Communities
01/17/2019
All American Gives to our Communities

Results from the 2018 Food Drive Nichol Arndorfer, Central Feed Order Coordinator & Food Drive Coordinator All American Co-op’s 2018 Food Drive had another successful year.  Our company collected a total of 131 lbs of non-perishable goods, which were dropped off at the Plainview-Elgin Food Shelf in Elgin and the Wykoff Food Shelf at St. […]

Looking Forward in Feed
01/17/2019
Looking Forward in Feed

Looking Forward in Feed Brent Vorpagel, Feed Department Manager As we look to the new year the state of the dairy industry is a constant topic of discussion. With increased operating cost and decreased milk prices dairy producers have been losing money for more than 4 years with no relief expected in 2019.  This has […]

Post Harvest Grain News
01/17/2019
Post Harvest Grain News

Post Harvest Grain News Todd Stockdale, Grain Manager There isn’t much for excitement for grain this time of year.  Harvest is over and the crews are doing after harvest deep cleaning and making lists of future repair and maintenance issues to be addressed.  Full time grain department personnel are moving and blending grain for shipping. […]

January Message from the General Manager
01/17/2019
January Message from the General Manager

Message from Glenn Glenn Lutteke, General Manager The mission and vision statements developed by our employees and management were approved by our board of directors at their December meeting. The board of directors were very impressed with the work and effort of our employees to put the statements together. Having something where all employees had […]

December Message from the General Manager
12/12/2018
December Message from the General Manager

Message from Glenn Glenn Lutteke, General Manager Our fall season is complete, and the holiday season is on our doorstep. Reflecting back on this fall we had a long drawn-out fall season. Weather played a huge factor with the rain in October and below normal cold in November freezing the ground earlier than normal. The […]

December Employee Milestones
12/12/2018
December Employee Milestones

December Anniversaries Matt Kimm 12/1 1 year Brent Lunning 12/1 3 years Jeff Anderson 12/12 23 years Jamison Schneckloth 12/14 1 year Nick Doherty 12/19 2 years Amos Prudoehl 12/23 3 years Jared Tabor 12/26 6 years Callie Courtney 12/29 1 year Dan Klavetter 12/31 4 years   Welcome New Employees! Luke Prudoehl is a […]

Feed Department Notes
12/12/2018
Feed Department Notes

Feed department notes Brent Vorpagel, Feed Department Manager Christmas and New Year’s Day are fast approaching. This means back to back short work weeks for the feed department. While we welcome the opportunity to celebrate with family and friends it does make for some challenges to get ingredients in, feed made and feed delivered out […]

Dates and Events to Note
12/12/2018
Dates and Events to Note

Important Dates Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Ham Day Monday, December 24, 2018 All locations closing at noon No feed deliveries Tuesday, December 25, 2018 Christmas Day – all locations closed Tuesday, January 1, 2019 New Year’s Day – all locations closed Saturday, January 19, 2019 Employee night out at Bowlocity 5-9pm   Meetings and Trainings […]

HR News
12/12/2018
HR News

Reminders from HR Cheryl Simpson, HR Director SOP for Serious Driving Infractions and DUI/DWI Infractions All American Co-op recently put together a Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for serious driving infractions and DUI/DWI infractions. A lot of work and information gathering by department managers, our general manager, safety director and myself went into this project. This […]

2019 Scholarship Applications now Available!
11/30/2018
2019 Scholarship Applications now Available!

College Scholarships Available All American Co-op is proud to continue our scholarship program. Multiple college scholarships to students furthering their education in an ag-related field of study are available for 2019. To view or print the application please click here.  All parts of the application are due to All American Co-op by March 15, 2019. […]

2018-19 Uniform Catalog
09/20/2018
2018-19 Uniform Catalog

The 2018-19 Employee Uniform Catalog is here! Please submit your orders by Wednesday October 3, 2018 Each Employee will receive a personal email from Beth Pagel that will include a copy of your individual order form the fall season. This order form in that email will be a fillable PDF form that you can complete […]

2019 Employee Insurance Enrollment
09/20/2018
2019 Employee Insurance Enrollment

Information and Important Dates for 2019 Insurance Enrollment Cheryl Simpson, HR Manager Land O’Lakes Member Cooperative Health Plan is busy compiling our insurance options for 2019 and getting packets ready for open enrollment. Information on plan options and employee premium costs will be coming from Cheryl in early October. Something new this year through Unum, […]

On-site Flu Vaccination Opportunity
09/20/2018
On-site Flu Vaccination Opportunity

All American Co-op Employees and their families have the opportunity to hold on-site flu vaccinations provided by Walgreens. This opportunity comes to us as a participating co-op in the Land O’Lakes Member Cooperative Health Plan group. On-site flu vaccinations can be utilized by All American Co-op employees, spouses, and dependents who are 7 years of […]

Jeff Taylor is Retiring!
09/20/2018
Jeff Taylor is Retiring!

Jeff Taylor has been a valued employee of All American Co-op for 43 years. Jeff has decided that it is time to retire from All American Co-op.  Jeff’s last day  of work will be Friday September 28, 2018. Jeff and his wife Mary are hosting a retirement party on Sunday October 7, 2018 at the […]

Employee Milestones
09/20/2018
Employee Milestones

Lets Celebrate! September Anniversaries Jim Bartsch 9/1 23 years Ken Eversman 9/1 20 years Mike Getschmann 9/1 20 years Mary Ploof 9/1 23 years Scott Schwanke 9/1 20 years Steve Yoch 9/1 20 years Mark Brandt 9/4 39 years Todd Stockdale 9/7 15 years Brent Vorpagel 9/25 10 years Kenny Baker 9/27 11 years Welcome! […]

Why Diversify?-Milliman 401K
09/20/2018
Why Diversify?-Milliman 401K

Why Diversify? Investment types rotate in and out of favor. Yesterday’s winners become tomorrow’s losers and today’s losers could eventually rise to the top and become winners once more. Some investors try to predict the future and some will be guess right some of the time. But for a lot of us, getting it right just […]

Fall Harvest Safety-Keep Our Employees Safe
09/20/2018
Fall Harvest Safety-Keep Our Employees Safe

Tyler Carrigan, Safety Director tcarrigan@allamericancoop.com (507) 272-2109 Personal Protective Equipment Dust masks are available for employees to use to prevent inhaling nuisance dust Ear plugs are available for loud areas Preventative Maintenance Preventative Maintenance (PM) is critical to keeping equipment running smoothly and avoiding breakdowns that lead to delays.  By now most of the PM […]

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