Become a Member

Experience the Benefits of River Valley Cooperative

Membership is Ownership

As a member, you earn equity in your cooperative. River Valley Cooperative reinvests on behalf of its membership and distributes profits by approval of the Board of Directors. 

River Valley Cooperative is directed by a body of farmer-members, which is the Board of Directors. Their strategy leads our day-to-day operations. Our bosses are the cooperative’s member-owners. Members have an opportunity to nominate and elect these farmer leaders.

Membership Applications

Thank you for your interest in River Valley Cooperative. As a Cooperative, we allocate profits at the end of our fiscal year (June 30th) 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.

Anchored by Rural Roots

River Valley Cooperative is a member-owned agricultural and energy cooperative that serves customers in eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Our unique capabilities include offering agronomy services, energy products, grain marketing and storage, feed products, and precision products and services.

River Valley Cooperative is dedicated to delivering personalized services and expert solutions that enhance and ensure the longterm viability of our customer-owners and employees.

Learn More 
To become a member of River Valley Cooperative or to learn more about products and services offered through the cooperative, call 1-888-962-7820.

Leading With Technology

Stay up-to-date with current grain bids and market commentary that are updated daily on the homepage of our website. You will also find in-depth information on services that are offered through River Valley Cooperative, upcoming events and customer information.

Stay connected with our social media accounts and mention us in posts to be featured. Our handles are: YouTube: River Valley Cooperative, Facebook: River Valley Cooperative, Twitter: @RVCooperative, Instagram: river_valley_cooperative  

Receive grain commentary every morning and afternoon, as well as updates on government report data and market implications to our email inbox. Information on marketing bulletins, strategies and programs are also delivered periodically. Subscribe to MarketEdge on our website.

The app for Apple and Android phones enables growers to make smarter, faster, more-informed decisions when marketing their crops. Users are able to track real-time scale tickets, check contract status or sign immediately to lock in grain prices, and check the percentage fulfilled towards grain contracts. Access your business information any time of the day, from anywhere. This service is provided at no cost to River Valley Cooperative customers.

The online platform and smartphone app, YieldVantage 360, provides the right management tools at the right time, creating efficiencies, better communication and profitable results for farmers. Access your River Valley Cooperative account balances, grain delivery transactions, scale tickets, contracts, paid settlements, invoices, and detailed field data including activity and application information that is accessible from an app on your phone or computer. To sign up, contact Kendra Meisgeier at (563) 285-7820. 

River Valley Cooperative offers an attractive Production Ag Financing Program in partnership with the Cooperative Finance Association (CFA) to support your farming operations. Chris Green, our in-house Ag Finance Director works with producers to provide certified lender services and support customer financing needs. To learn more, or to take advantage of pricing and financing options, contact Chris Green at (563) 285-1739.

Customers are able to enjoy the benefit of manufacturer discounts on light-duty vehicles, medium and heavy duty trucks, heavy equipment and feed transportation equipment by consolidating the purchasing power of our cooperative network.

All Land O’Lakes member-owners (direct farmer and retail-owners), qualified members of Land O’Lakes retail-owners, and Purina dealers are eligible to purchase under the Land O’Lakes program. Questions? | 1-866-377-4652