Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative is a farmer-owned producer of beet sugar. Founded in 1974, the Cooperative has more than 500 shareholders that produce approximately 3.6 million tons of sugar beets annually.
Our Cooperative is located amid the rich, fertile fields of southern Minnesota. Our farmers are stewards of the land, and we work hard to ensure the soil, water, and air are properly managed and cared for. We have made significant investments to improve the way we grow beets and use our natural resources. We conduct industry-leading agronomy research to reduce the fertilizer and pesticide use, we are continually improving our water conservation and treatment practices, and we undertake regular upgrades of our facilities to make our production more energy efficient.