Welcome To East Central Iowa Cooperative

Our 1,000 members are the company. ECI's success is assured only by meeting or exceeding their expectations and your needs.

ECI Co-op's sole purpose for existing is the financial betterment of our farmer/owners by providing competitively priced reliable sources of inputs, services & markets for their agricultural production. 

We're here to deliver value, without compromise. ECI Coop is dedicated to contributing to your success and earning the privilege of being your partner. ECI Co-op operates facilities in Cedar Falls, Hudson, Jesup, LaPorte City, and Waterloo providing grain, feed, agronomy, seed, and energy products and services.

Our management, staff, and board of directors would be happy to hear from you.
CONTACT US for answers to your questions.

Energy division moving to La Porte City!

The Energy Center Effective on 1-16-17 has moved all office, operations and cylinder business and will be based out of La Porte City.


 FROM: 1467 W Airline Hwy Waterloo

 TO: 106 Cedar St La Porte City


Office number will be (319)342-3057 the 800 number will remain the same 1-866-404-3242, Fax number will be (319)342-3016.

Scholarship Information

Click here for the 2017 ECI Scholarship application.


Click here for details on the National Propane Gas Foundation Scholarship Fund.

Grain Settlements

In order to serve our customer in a consistent manner, We would like for you to call on Jodi, Ben or Rylan at our Cedar Falls location

(319)266-0775 or Megan at our Jesup location (319)827-6226.

Thank you for your business!

ECI Feed Mill Audit Results 2017

Mid January of this year the ECI Feed Division had the first re-certification audit of the feed mill.

Again this year auditors inspected our mill and milling processes using the FSC 34 level 2 Certified HACCP Based Food Safety Plan by the Safe Quality Feed Institute. After a thorough audit process spanning nearly two full days the examiner returned his report and recommendations to SQFI.

February 13th we received the results of the 2017 audit and are extremely pleased to announce that this year our mill scored 97% compliant, again placing our audit in the excellent category. Corrective action reports were filed and approved for the minor non-compliance issues the audit exposed.  

Congratulations to the ECI Feed Team for achieving and maintaining this high standard of food safety.

2016 Annual Meeting

     ECI would like to thank Jason Trumbauer for his 9 years/3 terms of service to the Board of Directors.  Jason has chosen not to run this year for re-election in order to devote more time to his family and farming.  He has been a valued asset to the Board and we wish him well. 

     Following the voting process during the Annual meeting held on November 29, 2016 at the Gilbertville American Legion, the announcement of the election is as follows:

   Jim Fitkin will replace Jason Trumbauer.  We thank Jim for his willingness to be active on the board again, as Jim was once an associate board member with the Coop of Hudson.   Jim is a 4th generation farmer just north of Cedar Falls, and has made his living farming for 37 years, milked for 25 years, raised hogs several years and now farms mainly corn and soybeans.  You may recognize the name Fitkin due to his growing, processing and marketing of 40 acres of Fitkin popcorn each year.

  Incumbents re-elected are Dennis Rottinghaus and Ben Bader.  Dennis Rottinghaus has been a board member since 2007 and Ben Bader started as an associate in 2010 and in 2013 became a full board member.  We thank Ben and Dennis for their continued service to the board.   

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Feed Orders

Click here to fill out our Feed Order form.

Processor Hours:
LocationProcessor Hours:
Processor Hours:
ADM Wednesday-5am-5pm


CARGILL Corn Starch

Wednesday-7am-11 a.m.

CARGILL IA FALLS Wednesday-6am-5pm Thursday-6am-5pm
GAVILON Wednesday-7am-3pm Thursday- 7am-3pm
CARGILL C.R. (soybeans)


AG PROCESSING Wednesday-7 a.m.- 4 p.m. Thursday-7 a.m.- 4 p.m.
PENFORD Wednesday-7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Thursday-tba.

Wednesday-6 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Thursday-6 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Flint Hills-Shellrock

Wednesday-6 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Thursday-6 a.m.- 6 p.m.

Harvest season grain unloading hours will vary depending on weather conditions. Please call your local location for more information.

LocationGrain Unloading Hours
Cedar Falls 8:00 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.
Hudson 8:00 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.
Jesup 8:00 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.
LaPorte City 8:00 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.
Waterloo 8:00 A.M.- 4:30 P.M.

 Additional Locations Hour Information – Click Here

Flooded Grain

Dealing with Flooded grain: Please see attached items.

Flooded Water & Grain

Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Flooded Grain

Market Research

2016 Iowa Environmental Steward

2016 Master Pork Producers

2016 Iowa Environmental Steward- Ben & Anna Bader Farms



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