Meet River Valley Cooperative

Our boots are on the ground and ready to serve our farmer members. As a full-service agricultural cooperative, we make customized plans to serve ours customers' whole acre.


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-members of River Valley Cooperative.  

While they share a love for the land, not all are traditional producers. For many, off-farm income helps sustain their way of life on the farm. Our livestock producers and grain producers in eastern Iowa and western Illinois have had to adapt to market changes and technology, and they count on River Valley Cooperative to meet these challenges. 

Our goal is to increase the efficiency and productivity of our members’ agribusiness operations. We know that 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. 

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At River Valley, our employees are proud to be part of agriculture, a rapidly changing industry where there’s an essential role for everyone. Personal and team development opportunities give our employees the skills and tools they need to thrive. It’s an exciting and rewarding environment for talented people interested in business, customer service and nearly every aspect of agriculture. 

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We are committed to supporting our employees with competitive compensation, excellent benefits, advanced technology and equipment, teamwork and family activities. Full-time employees are offered medical, dental and vision insurance; 401(k) retirement plan and company match; profit sharing; tuition reimbursement and paid time off. 

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Our dynamic cooperative is focused on serving local farmers and developing new opportunities to guide our customers. River Valley Cooperative believes in supporting the communities in which we work, live and play. We’re proud to support local agricultural organizations, educational opportunities, local municipalities, and food banks. 

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


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 Application & W-9 Tax Form

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. 

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

Download PDF document: Membership Application & W-9 Tax Form

Account Application Form

To do business with River Valley Cooperative, an application form must be completed and returned to our office.
Download PDF document: Account Application Form

4-H/FFA Account Application

4-H & FFA accounts are valid until the customer turns 18 or graduates from high school, whichever is the later.
Download PDF document: 4-H/FFA Account Application

ACH Authorization Form

Complete this form if you are interested in signing up for automatic payment withdrawals for your monthly bill.
Download PDF document: ACH Authorization Form

Membership Forms

Mail completed membership and/or account application forms to:

River Valley Cooperative
PO Box 256
Eldridge, IA 52748


If you have any questions about becoming a member, please call (563) 285-7820 and ask for Saree Hahn.


We are a full-service agricultural cooperative serving farmers in eastern Iowa and western Illinois.