ECI History

East Central Iowa Cooperative was founded in 1996, created by the merger of Jesup Farmers’ Cooperative and Cooperative of Hudson. The newly created company was managed by George Rude from Cooperative of Hudson, with Richard Schaffer from Jesup Farmers Coop serving as the Assistant General Manager.

The two cooperatives pretty much mirrored each other in structure with the exception that Hudson had an energy division, as well as grain, agronomy and feed. A little over a year later East Central Iowa merged the La Porte City Cooperative into the fold creating the existing foot print that is ECI today. New facilities have been added over time, with the major new grain facility at Cedar Falls which was necessitated by the Cedar River flood of 2008 that destroyed much of the Cedar Falls grain facility.

About Us

Our 1,000 members are the company. ECI‘s success is assured only by meeting or exceeding their expectations and your needs. We’re here to deliver value, without compromise. ECI is dedicated to contributing to your success and earning the privilege of being your partner. ECI 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.

ECI Locations

Cedar Falls Grain

1520 Rail Way
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

OFFICE: 319-266-0775




Hudson Grain

602 Washington St

P.O. Box 300

Hudson, IA 50643




Hudson Agronomy & Cardtrol

1144 Hwy 63 N, Hudson, IA 50643







Jesup Agronomy

2326 Benson-Shady Grove Ave.

P.O. Box 589
Jesup, IA 50648

Local :  319-827-3531

Watts:  866-599-7666

Fax:  319-827-3625


Jesup Feed Mill & Grain

661 Douglas  

P.O. Box 589

Jesup, IA 50648

Local: 319-827-6226

Watts: 800-859-8061

Fax: 319-827-1748


La Porte City Grain

106 Cedar Street 

P.O. Box 144
La Porte City, IA 50651

   Local: 319-342-3013
Watts: 800-877-3810
Fax: 319-342-3016




La Porte City Energy

 106 Cedar Street 

P.O. Box 144
La Porte City, IA 50651

Local: 319-342-3057


Fax: 319-342-3016