Kansas beased Skyland Grain, LLC and United Prairie AG, LLC (UPA) announced that the two companies will merge on September, 1st, 2019, and operate Skyland Grain, LLC. This Pro-active unification of two successful, financially strong, producer focused companies will allow for better opportunities to better serve producers in the future. David Cron, current CEO of Skyland Grain will be the CEO of the combined company. Skyland will have their Corporate Office in Ulysses with Regional Administrative Offices in Johnson and Cunningham. The new Skyland Grain, LLC will have 87+ million bushels of storage capacity in 36 locations. Sales for the combined company will be in access of $400 million. Skyland will employ 250 employees with the addition of UPA.
United Prairie Ag was formed in January 2006 as a joint venture between Cropland Co-op Inc. and ADM Grain Division. UPA is a full-service agriculture partner, offering grain operations, agronomy products and services, refined fuels and marketing expertise. UPA operates elevator facilities in nine communities, with a total of 30 million bushels of well-maintained storage capacity.
Skyland Grain with cooperative roots from 1915, is headquartered in Johnson, KS, and began
operation August 1, 2004, with Johnson Cooperative Grain Co. and ADM Grain Company as the
founding parent companies. Today, Skyland Grain operates grain receiving facilities at 27 locations across Kansas, Oklahoma, and Colorado. They have a total licensed grain storage capacity of over 56 plus million bushels.