About Us


Growing A Healthy Future For Agriculture

Drive across farm country, and you’ll see it. Hard work blended with determination. Ingenuity wrapped in perseverance. Farmers focused on getting the job done right.

These are the forward-thinking owner-customers of River Valley Cooperative. While they share a love for the land, not all are traditional producers. For many, off-farm income helps boost the bottom line. Our livestock producers and grain producers in eastern Iowa and western Illinois have had to adapt to market changes and technology. That’s why they count on River Valley.

Our main goal is to increase the efficiency and productivity of our members’ agribusiness operations. We know that members’ trust is never given — it is earned, always. That’s why we refuse to compromise our high standards of integrity, service, social responsibility, and environmental awareness.

The stronger we are as a cooperative, the stronger we are as a community. We invite you to be part of this success.

Tim Burress, General Manager/CEO

(l-r) Nick Novak, Brian Corkill, Randy Haars, Neal Keppy, Joe Sperfslage, Ken Nelson, Brent Daufeldt, Matt Parrott, Doug Nelson.

Board of Directors

River Valley Cooperative's Member-Owners Lead The Way

As a member-owned cooperative, we’re focused on meeting the needs of area producers and serving our local communities while keeping the business financially sound. River Valley Cooperative is guided by dedicated board members who’ve been elected to serve.

Board members serving your cooperative are:

  • Brian Corkill - Galva, IL
  • Brent Daufeldt - West Liberty, IA
  • Randy Haars - Geneseo, IL
  • Neal Keppy - Eldridge, IA
  • Doug Nelson - Lynn Center, IL
  • Ken Nelson - Altona, IL
  • Nick Novak - Lost Nation, IA
  • Matt Parrott - Danville, IA
  • Joe Sperfslage - Coggon, IA

Membership Applications

Thank you for your interest in River Valley Cooperative. As a cooperative, we allocate profits at the end of our fiscal year (August 31st) with our member-owners based on their volume of business. A portion of these profits are paid out in cash, and the non-cash portion becomes preferred stock assigned in the member's name and held by the Cooperative to be paid out when authorized by the Board of Directors. 

Membership costs are $200 for a Class A farming operation and $100 for a Class B non-farming operation. If you are interested in becoming a member, please complete an application form and form W-9. See RESOURCE LINKS. 


To do business with River Valley Cooperative, an application form must be completed and returned to our office. Please download and complete the Membership Application form. 

Membership Application & W-9 Tax Form
Account Application
4-H/FFA Account Application
ACH Authorization Form
Grain ACH Authorization Form

Mail completed membership and/or account application forms to:

River Valley Cooperative
PO Box 256
Eldridge, IA 52748

If you should have any questions on becoming a member, please call (563) 285-7820 and ask for Sarah Meyer.