211 South Lincoln PO Box 37
Brainard, NE 68626

Fax: 402-545-2821



Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Seasonal hours vary.


  • Energy
  • Feed
  • Frontier Cooperative
  • Fuel Pumps
  • Grain

welcome to frontier cooperative in brainard, nebraska


Branch Manager

Jason Ekstein
Phone: (402) 440-2717
Toll Free: (800) 869-0379

Frontier is a full-service farmers cooperative offering products and services in Grain, Agronomy, Energy, and Feed. We are your trusted ag partner, serving farmers for over 100 years. Our Brainard location offers grain storage for 2.3 million bushels. Brainard supplies customers with anhydrous ammonia and dry fertilizer. This location offers a supply point for our propane customers to ensure you have a reliable supply of energy when you need it. Along with 24-hour fuel pumps offering customers Unleaded, Super Unleaded (E10), and Clear Diesel. 

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Frontier Cooperative provides grain handling and marketing services across eastern Nebraska, including Brainard. Our Grain Market Advisors can help you market grain by using cash sales, offer contracts, or more advanced strategies that use futures and options. With inherently unpredictable grain markets, Frontier’s Grain Marketing Advisors at Brainard will customize a marketing plan specifically built for your operation. 

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We are a full-service agronomy company, offering crop protection, crop nutrients, a full line-up of seed, custom application, precision ag services, and the Ultimate Acre System. Rely on Frontier’s depth of experience and wide product selection to maximize your field’s potential. Our Ag Advisors in the Brainard area will create an individualized cropping plan that maximizes your operation’s profitability.

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The energy department of Frontier Cooperative is dedicated to serving farm residential and commercial customers in eastern Nebraska, including Brainard. From fuel and oil to pumps and tanks to service and warranties, Frontier gives optimal performance in the field and on the road. We are a full-service propane dealer and a certified Cenex distributor proudly offering a full line of proven Cenex products. We accept Frontier fuel cards at our 21 Cardtrol locations. At Brainard, our Energy Advisors will create an individualized energy plan specific to your operation.

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Frontier offers full-service feed through our Martel, Howells, Columbus, and Elk Creek mill locations. We customize feed orders and deliveries specifically for the needs of your operation through CPM, Purina, Land O’Lakes, Lindner and Kent Feeds. We’ll work with you or your nutritionist to develop rations that optimize the health and performance of your animals. Our Nutrition & Livestock Advisors at Brainard will create an individualized nutrition plan specific to your operation.