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About Heritage Cooperative



Heritage Cooperative, Inc.

"Working Together. Winning Together." 

Heritage Cooperative is a farmer-owned cooperative that traces its history back to 1919. Heritage Cooperative is focused on; “Working Together. Winning Together.” with customers, members, employees, and other stakeholders. Operating under four product and service departments; the cooperative and its over 600 dedicated employees, serve customers throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, and Oklahoma from over 60 locations. The four product departments of agronomy, feed and retail, grain merchandising, and 1ST Choice Energy Services, assist over 5,000 farmer-members and 15,000 customers. The Heritage Cooperative brand umbrella includes 1ST Choice Energy Services, Shur Grow, Crop Advantage, Heritage Country Store, MAXGuard, and Heritage Show Supply.

Heritage Cooperative operates under four product and service departments: agronomy, feed and retail, grain merchandising, and 1ST Choice Energy Services. The agronomy division provides the products and services necessary for customers to produce grain and forage crops in a profitable manner. Warehouse facilities in Marysville and Kenton anchor the crop nutrients and crop protection supply plans. Crop Advantage is the precision agriculture brand umbrella, and Shur Grow is Heritage Cooperative’s proprietary seed brand that is offered in addition to many national brands.

The feed, retail, and specialty division provides a diverse product offering. Its wide range of customers includes everyone from 4-H and FFA members, to homeowners, landscape contractors, as well as livestock and grain producers. In addition to providing commercial, lifestyle, and companion animal feed, the division provides show supplies, equipment, hardware, fencing, and an assortment of products for your lawn and garden needs. The division operates nine retail stores under the Heritage Country Store brand. Heritage Country Stores strive to be the trusted leader in agricultural and home resources and supplies. In addition, Heritage Show Supply features halters, show equipment, and grooming supplies for all species of livestock, to help your animal look its best at home and on show day.

The grain division supports the marketing and handling of all corn, soybeans, and wheat merchandised through Heritage Cooperative’s twenty-six, grain-receiving locations in Ohio. Included in the location portfolio are seven unit-train facilities and a barge facility on the Ohio River in East Liverpool, which provides growers access to local and global markets. The cooperative offers a full suite of grain marketing alternatives to its customers in an effort to help them manage their production risk.

The energy division operates as 1ST Choice Energy Services and is the premier local partner to manage your supply of fuels, lubricants, and propane. Their customers include homeowners, farms, and commercial industries such as oil and gas exploration, mining and construction. Their strategic supply plan at locations throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Illinois, and Oklahoma ensures the product supply required by a diverse customer base. MAXGuard is 1ST Choice Energy Services private line of lubricants, which is offered in addition to national brands.