The mission of Mercer Landmark Inc. is to make a difference by providing profitable solutions that keep agricultural producers and communities growing.
Heath Barnes was named President/CEO of Mercer Landmark in early January 2019. Heath does an outstanding job leading the Mercer Landmark Cooperative and has the experience and determination to successfully continue to move the team in a positive direction. He is dedicated to overseeing the new opportunities and growth throughout the entire organization, and enjoys working among the Mercer Landmark leadership team as they provide outstanding customer service at each of our 20+ locations.
Board of Directors
Mercer Landmark has eight directors elected from the stockholders.
|Board Members||County of Residence|
|Ken Stammen, Chairman||Darke|
|Robert Todd Matthews, Vice Chairman||Van Wert|
|John Morris, Secretary||Van Wert|
|Aaron Mcomber||Van Wert|
Team and Locations
With over 300 employees and 20+ locations throughout northwest Ohio, our team is fully equipped to provide customers with the industry knowledge and expertise they need to make smart, profitable decisions for their farm operations. Our continuous investment in our people, facilities, and technology has allowed us to expand our offerings, provide the best service and solutions for our customers and help contribute to our mission to safely and effectively Feed the World.
Experience the Cooperative Advantage
Agricultural cooperatives help producers assure markets and supplies, achieve economies of scale, and gain market power through jointly marketing, bargaining, processing, and purchasing supplies and services. What started as a small group of Ohio farmers has grown into a thriving co-op reaching across Darke, Defiance, Mercer, Paulding and Van Wert Counties in Northwest Ohio.
Do I have to be a member of the co-op to buy or sell products?
No. Anyone can sell to and purchase from the co-op. No membership is required.
What is a co-op?
A co-op is established by a group of people or businesses to provide its members with products, services and expertise.
What makes us different than other non-cooperatives?
We do what’s in the best interest of the member vs. in the interest of the business. The board’s purpose is to represent the members and to keep Mercer Landmark profitable so it can continue to meet member’s needs. If we are financially successful, the members are financially rewarded through patronage.
What is patronage?
Annually, the co-op board determines how much of the profits must be retained for the future growth and success of the cooperative. The remaining profits are distributed to the members as patronage. Each member’s share of the patronage is based upon his/her purchases from the co-op. The co-op board determines what percentage of the patronage is paid in cash and what percentage is paid in additional ownership in the co-op (called “equity”).
How do I become a member?
Click here for form and mail to our corporate office:
PO Box 328
Celina, OH. 45822
Please include a check for $10.00
Frequently throughout the year, the board reviews and approves new member applications. As soon as your application is approved, you will receive a share of stock in Mercer Landmark.