Business Spotlight - Cooperative Farmers Elevator and KIWA Radio

O'Brien County Economic Development Corporation has Cooperative Farmers Elevator (CFE) and KIWA Radio in the Business Spotlight this week. These two businesses participated in the 2024 O'Brien County Career Day Business HUB, where area High School sophomore students were able to explore some of the great career paths available in O'Brien County. OCEDC wishes to thank CFE and KIWA for all their hard work in working with these students during the 2024 Career Day.

Cooperative Farmers Elevator

Sector: Lumber Yard (Hartley) & Grain Elevator (Germantown)

Locations: Hartley & Germantown


Description: As a farmer-owned cooperative, CFE is focused on serving local farmers, rural business owners and communities surrounding each of their northwest Iowa, southwest Minnesota and southeast South Dakota locations.

Cooperative Farmers Elevator is improving and sustaining local communities through agronomy, feed, grain and lumber, driven by innovation, education and the willingness to turn “what if” into “why not?”

KIWA Radio

Sector: Media - Radio

Location: Sheldon


Description: The KIWA Family consists of KIWA-FM 105.3 and KIWA-AM 1550. KIWA-FM is locally focused radio that delivers relevant local information with local news, sports, weather, markets and audience interaction. KIWA-FM’s music mix includes the most familiar classic hits of the late 60’s to early 90’s. KIWA-FM Sports broadcasts several area high school sports activities including BHRV Nighthawk football, and Boyden-Hull Comets basketball.

KIWA-AM 1550 is the station that started it all in 1961. KIWA-AM features extensive local news, markets and weather, as well as many Talk Radio Giants. KIWA-AM 1550/FM 100.7 is committed to bringing its listeners the latest in news as it happens.