About

100% Farmer-Owned; Open to Everyone

Ceres Solutions is a 100% farmer owned local cooperative based in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
 
We strive to offer the very best in energy, agronomy, seed and animal nutrition products and services, as well as information, technology solutions and resources today's producer needs to succeed.

More than 650 Ceres Solutions team members in 35 counties across Indiana and Michigan are equipped  to serve you... we'll work hard to earn and keep your trust... thank you for the opportunity.
 
Enough about us…… Let’s talk about you. What can we do to serve you?

Centered on you... in action.

You choose your partners for a reason. We believe you'll choose Ceres for the personal relationships and unmatched expertise you'll find here. 

In simplest terms, we get to know you; and work to help you...   adhering to shared values:
 
  1. Serve to grow customer profitability.
  2. Treat others as we want to be treated.
  3. Make local decisions with a long-term view.
  4. In every situation, do the Next Right Thing.
  5. Take absolutely nothing for granted.
 Regardless of division or role, leaders at Ceres insist on these simple truths... 
 
  1. We act intentionally each day to protect each other, and the communities we serve.
  2. We embrace challenge. Our work is not easy; it is not for everyone.
  3. We know our co-workers and customers more intimately.
  4. We build collective success by executing one process.
  5. We seek continuous improvement… always.
On behalf of all Ceres team members, thank you for every opportunity to earn your business.

 

Ceres Solutions Leadership Team
 

Jeff Troike, President and CEO (pictured)
Doug Brunt, Chief Operating Officer
Brock Frasch, Senior Director of Agronomy
Howard Jones, Vice President of Energy West
Eric Adair, Vice President of Energy East
Scott Osborne, Chief Financial Officer
Drew Garretson, Director of Digital Experience

 

The success of Ceres Solutions depends on the engagement and support of local farmers.

Members are represented by an elected board of directors (listed below).

We appreciate the service of these community leaders and invite all co-op members to consider serving our Cooperative System as a director. 


Ceres Solutions Cooperative
2112 Indianapolis Road
P.O. Box 432
Crawfordsville, IN 47933
PH: 765-362-6700
TF: 800-878-0952
      

Our Representative Board of Directors



District 1: David Bayne
Twin Lake, Michigan
Elected Term to December 2024


District 1: Norm Buning
Falmouth, Michigan
Elected Term to December 2023


District 2: Rick Risley
Kentland, Indiana
Elected Term to December 2024


District 2: Randy Waling
Rensselaer, Indiana
Elected Term to December 2023


District 3: Norm Gable
North Manchester, Indiana
Elected Term to December 2023


District 3: Tom Schwenk
Rochester, Indiana
Elected Term to December 2022


District 4: Dale Johnson
Clarks Hill, Indiana
Elected Term to December 2023


District 4: Howard Rippy Jr
Ladoga, Indiana
Elected Term to December 2022


District 5: Rick Brubaker
Warren, Indiana
Elected Term to December 2024


District 5: Rob Versprille
Noblesville, Indiana
Elected Term to December 2022


District 5: Gary Wilson
Wabash, Indiana
Elected Term to December 2023


District 6: Rex Marchino
Vincennes, Indiana
Elected Term to December 2024


District 6: Del Unger
Carlisle, Indiana
Elected Term to December 2022


Advisory Director: David Sparks
Formerly of COBANK

Are you interested in serving as a director? 

Note the term of the representative in your area and please reach out in advance of that date to express your interest in candidacy.  All welcome!

Areas of Representation (shaded)

District 1
: Michigan counties
District 2: Indiana counties of Benton, Jasper, and Newton
District 3: Indiana counties south of Michigan state line to SR 14
District 4: Indiana counties of Fountain, Montgomery, Parke, Tippecanoe, Vermillion, and Warren
District 5: Counties south of SR 14 and also Hamilton County
District 6: Indiana counties of Clay, Knox, Sullivan and Vigo