The Board of Directors and Management of Farmers Coop Society has announced the construction of a state-of-the-art grain elevator in southeast South Dakota. The “Union Grove” elevator will be located 9 miles directly south of Beresford, SD, and one quarter mile East of I-29 Exit 38. The construction will start this March and will accept soybeans in fall 2023.
The facility will feature the latest technology and will be high-speed and convenient for customers. The site will consist of a 2.5 million bushel flat storage building and an unloading system capable of unloading grain at 30,000 bushels per hour. The Union Grove facility will be able to scale in, dump, and scale out trucks in under five minutes.
The location was specifically chosen with future expansion in mind. It will allow Farmers Coop Society to further develop the site with plans to accept corn in the next few years. Union Grove will offer several services to growers as FCS plans on offering competitive grain marketing options, agronomy services and operations, and its feed service portfolios.