About Us

A Cornerstone for Our Rural Communities

Fessenden Cooperative Association has unwaveringly served generations of farmer-owners with agricultural goods and services, while building long-term value for their businesses and families. Since 1943, we’ve steadily grown our operations by holding true to our original values of courage, faith, and trust.

Today, Fessenden Co-op serves growers over a large portion of central North Dakota. We offer our employees a good place to work, with competitive pay and benefits. We actively support our local communities with our time, talents, and financial resources.

Our Mission

Fessenden Cooperative Association, a farmer-owned and operated local cooperative, is committed to providing its members with markets for grain and grain products as well as supplying farm-related supplies.

Value-added services and businesses will be used to capitalize on opportunities that strengthen its financial position and works with its grain-based operations.

Fessenden Cooperative Association has a continuing mission to strengthen its financial statement with better profitability and take advantage of any future opportunities to be able to continue to retire member equities.

Our History

Incorporated in 1943, Fessenden Cooperative Association had 46 original stockholders. Over the years, we’ve had our share of change through growth and consolidation, which is documented in our 75th anniversary book published in 2018.


New Plant

Constructed edible bean plant in Hamberg.


Assets Acquired

Acquired Equity Co-op Elevator, adding more than 1-million-bushels of grain storage and agronomy assets at facilities in Sheyenne and Oberon.


New Construction

Five 108,000-bushel bins to the Hamberg bean plant and another dump pit.


More Capacity at Hamberg

Five 6,000-bushel hopper bins added to bean plant.

Board Members

Our board consists of seven members, which we try to select from across our territory. Board members serve four-year terms, and there are no term limits.

Senior Management

Community Involvement

We proudly serve local communities across central North Dakota. Fessenden Co-op and our employees are heavily involved in community functions, and we routinely donate our time and resources to organizations and events that improve the quality of life. Just a few of our efforts include:

Community Safety

Community Safety

We donate to ambulance and fire departments, and we have provided grain rescue tubes and training at our facilities.


Planting the Future

We support organizations such as 4H and FFA.

Academic Achievement

Academic Achievement

We provide internships, and we sponsor a school-to-work program with high school seniors at Fessenden and Carrington.