Our growers are the heart and soul of Western Sugar Cooperative. Over 850 Shareholders/growers own 134,150 shares of our cooperative. Our 4th and 5th generation growers are an example of our Cooperative’s deep-rooted passion for making a positive impact within our communities. The commitment to provide exceptional quality crops has been passed down through families. Our growers’ experience, wisdom, obligation to their trade, and grueling hard work makes them experts in their field. Local growers are a large part of a community’s character and help preserve the agricultural heritage of that area. We are proud to be a part of our communities’ growth and to be grower owned.
How to Join the Cooperative
To become a member of the Western Sugar Cooperative a grower must first purchase one common share from the Cooperative. The common share also entitles the Shareholder to be a voting member. For each acre of beets a Shareholder elects to raise each year they must own or control one Patron Preferred Share. Since the Cooperative is a closed Cooperative, the Patron Preferred Shares can only be purchased from existing Shareholders on the open market. From year to year Shareholders may have extra Patron Preferred Shares due to rotational needs and may lease those to other Shareholders on a temporary basis.
For further details contact a local Agriculturist or the Director of Shareholder Relations at the Denver office, please.
To buy or to sell Western Sugar Cooperative Patron Preferred Shares through FNC Ag Services please click: Share Transaction Services