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03/26/2021

Pictured above: Cody Simonton, right, with his wife, Kristen, and son, Blaine. Meet CODY SIMONTON from Upland, NE. Cody owns and operates a true family operation of corn, soybeans, and 230 head of cattle. He got his start in farming as a kid growing up on the farm, and it’s the only lifestyle he has…

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03/26/2021

Pictured above: Steve Howley and his wife, Marilyn. Meet our owner spotlight from the Republic, Kansas location, STEVE HOWLEY. Steve grew up on a farming operation, went to school, and began a career at his local cooperative. In 1994 his father-in-law was looking to retire so the opportunity came available for him to take over…

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01/07/2021

Pictured above, from left: Carl, Chad, Steve, Richard, and Scott Mercer. Meet STEVE MERCER. Steve is a 3rd generation farmer who farms just 3 miles from our Buda location in Kearney. Steve’s family has been working with Aurora Cooperative ever since they started farming in 1948. His grandparents initially purchased about 100 acres where they…

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12/07/2020

Pictured above: Wesley Clark, left, with his dad Jack. Meet JACK & WESLEY CLARK a 3rd and 4th generation father-son farming team from Courtland, Kansas, who are big K-State fans and long-term customers of the Hardy, Nebraska location. “Our farm began back in the 1920s with corn, soybeans, cattle, and hogs, and we have continued…

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11/02/2020

Pictured above: Peterson's and their help stop for a quick harvest meal together. PAULA PETERSON and her husband, THOMAS, are new to Aurora Cooperative but are not new to farming. They both are 4th and 5th generation Nebraska farmers who always knew farming was the way of life for them. Paula and Tom have been…

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11/02/2020

Pictured above: Kyle Berck with his kids Abby, Kaity, & Ryan Meet KYLE BERCK, a farmer from Marquette, Nebraska, where he currently resides in his childhood home with his wife Stacey and their three children Abby 11, Kaity 9, Ryan 8. Kyle grew up farming alongside his father, Gary, where they share a love for…

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11/02/2020

Pictured above: Jerry Preissler, Bob Brown (harvest help), Dave Preissler, Dan Preissler, Nick Preissler, & Blake Eckhout (harvest help) Meet NICK PREISSLER, a 4th generation farmer from Giltner, Nebraska. Nick is a recent 2019 graduate from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln who has returned to the family operation where there are currently 3 generations…

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05/27/2020

Below is a sample letter for you to use to submit to the email address: marilyn.tabor@nebraska.gov Just replace the YOUR NAME HERE, YOUR ADDRESS HERE, and YOUR TOWN spots with your information. Please submit your responses by June 10.   May 27, 2020 TO:  The Nebraska Environmental Trust P.O. Box 94913 Lincoln NE 68509-4913 marilyn.tabor@nebraska.gov…

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03/23/2020

Owners, Partners, and Guests: Aurora Cooperative is open for business and is prepared to help you be successful even in this dynamic environment.However, due to CDC and Governmental recommendations for social distancing, our offices will only be open to our employees. Office doors will be locked but our employee team is on site and ready…

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