United Farmers Cooperative (UFC) is a farmer-owned cooperative that was formed as the Cooperative Creamery Association of Lafayette in 1915 in the town of Lafayette, Minnesota. Over the next 100 years, the cooperative would undergo many changes as the needs of the members it served evolved to keep pace with the changing world.
The organization started in 1915 with two employees and sales of just over $35,000. Today, United Farmers Cooperative has grown into an operation with over 300 total employees and annual sales at over $230 million. From one location in the small town of Lafayette, the organization has grown to include multiple locations in eleven communities, with our service area stretching out to serve members across several Central Minnesota counties.L