Prairieland Ag Inc (PAI) was formed in July 1996 when Ray Kotchian brought 12 locally owned coops located in the Red River Valley of ND & MN together to do group fertilizer purchasing. In 2005 Prairieland Ag Inc and Midwest Fertilizer came together to form the Prairieland Ag crop protection division. In 2017 PAI merged with Midwest Fertilizer and the Gades Group that covered Minnesota & Western Wisconsin. In February 2018, Prairieland Ag LLC (PALLC) was formed to handle the growing crop protection group and the new micro nutrient & specialty products distribution business. Today PAI has 48 members with 107 retail locations. PALLC has 29 member/owners with 72 retail locations.
The primary objective of PAI is to represent members in all aspects of achieving successful and sustainable retail agronomy centers. PALLC will coordinate the distribution of quality ag input products in our geography that add value for our member and owners.
The staff at PAI have over 250 combined years of experience in the Ag Inputs market encompassing both wholesale and retail.
The Mission of PAI:
Establish long term relationships with manufacturers and distributers to streamline the supply chain for the benefit of members and the industry.
Encourage and facilitate the use of cutting-edge technologies and accurate product-market information that add value for our members and their staff. Create a procurement environment for our dealers that allows them to focus on innovative, environmental and economically sound agricultural practices with their growers.