United Prairie LLC

Rank: 43 (Previous Rank: 48)
P.O. Box Q
Tolono IL 61880   
Phone: 217-485-6000
Fax: 217-485-3842
Website: http://www.unitedprairie.com
Organization Type: Independent Local Dealership
Year Founded: 1996
Retail Outlets: 9
States Served: 1
Employees: 89
2018 Revenue: $66-$100 million
Revenue by input: Crop Protection: 33%, Fertilizer: 43%, Seed: 18%, Custom Application: 6%

United Prairie was formed in 1996, when Unity Grain and Grand Prairie Cooperative combined their crop production divisions in order to serve their customers more efficiently. In 1997, Monticello Grain added their crop production division to United Prairie. At that point, United Prairie operated four retail locations in Illinois: Pierson, Ivesdale, White Heath, and Tolono. In 1998, Unity Grain, Bement Grain, and Cisco Co-op merged to form Topflight Grain. Then in 2009, Grand Prairie Cooperative merged with Jamaica Farmers Elevator and Fisher Farmers Grain & Coal to form Premier Cooperative. Today, Topflight Grain and Premier Cooperative own United Prairie.