Good morning. It’s the final morning of winter with spring arriving at 5:45 this afternoon. Grains and soybeans are modestly higher following a low volume overnight trade. The Dollar is lower this morning which is providing support to most commodities, although crude is slightly lower. Equity markets are higher. Informa will release its estimate of 2015 U.S. acreage later this Continue Reading
Goodwine Office: (815) 457 – 2880
Welcome to the
Goodwine Coop Grain Company
The Goodwine Cooperative Grain company is the oldest operating cooperative elevator still in business in the state of Illinois. The company was incorporated on October 15, 1889. The incorporators were J.H. Rosenberry, Alonzo Carman, Jehu Judy, Robert J. Geddes, and John H. Hoffman. Sixty-seven stockholders subscribed for $3000.00 of the capital stock, which was the original amount issued.
The Goodwine facility, which is where the main office is located today, was the original facility. In 1920, the Alonzo elevator was built 3 miles east of Goodwine. In 1995 the Fountain Creek facility, originally known as Hopwood, was added. The Bryce facility was purchased in 2001 and the East Lynn storage facility was purchased in 2007.
Today, the company has 5 locations with over 4 million bushels of storage, and 15 full time employees. The current members of the Board of Directors are Bruce Crist (President), Steve Rapp (Vice President), Robert Geddes (Secretary), Bill Betka, Doug Van Hoveln, Scott Morts, and Keith Knapp.