Progressive Nutrition

Progressive Nutrition was organized in December of 2000 as a joint venture feed company between Battle Creek Farmers Cooperative & CHS Inc. In March of 2001 operations began in Norfolk Nebraska with a distribution network in Northeast Nebraska.

To be the leader in quality of product and service to producers in the animal health and nutrition industry.

To be the best in nutritional services by strengthening the economic and social well being of our producers, employees and their communities.


Products Manufactured (All Species)

  • Completes
  • Supplements (Dry & Liquid)
  • Premixes
  • Add Paks


  • Nutritional & Business Consulting
  • Record Keeping
  • Financing
  • Livestock Programs
  • Business Analysis Programs

Progressive Nutrition Representatives

  • Merlin Schlote - CEO
  • Jerome Irlemeier - Sales Manager
  • Greg Schulze - Feed Consultant, South Region
  • Dan Stark- Feed Consultant, North Region
  • Steve Peterson - Feed Consultant, West Region
  • Chad Schomberg - Feed Consultant, Central Region
  • Stephen Wattier - Feed Consultant, Northeast Region
  • Mark Peterson - Feed Consultant, West Central Region


Feed Mill in Norfolk, NE 402-371-2040

Bulk Feed Delivery available to a wide geographic area-call mills direct for more information


Distribution Centers

Farmers Pride-Bloomfield, NE (402) 373-4343
Farmers Pride-Battle Creek, NE (402)675-2375
Farmers Pride-Newman Grove, NE (402) 447-6292
Farmers Pride-Neligh, NE (402) 887-5463
Farmers Pride-Osmond, NE (402) 748-3371
Farmers Pride-Pierce, NE (402) 329-4955
CHS Agri Service Centers-Holdrege, NE


Progressive Nutrition Mill                           

PO Box 56                                                 
Norfolk NE 68702                                     
Phone: 402-371-2040                               
Fax: 402-371-2746                                   



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