AgStar Patronage Program

AgStar puts money back into your pocket. As an AgStar client, you have the opportunity to share in the success of our company through our unique patronage program. We distribute dividends to our stockholders based on company earnings and the amount of eligible agriculture products and services purchased during the year.

What You Should Know About Patronage?

  • Dividends are not taxable when they are allocated to you, only when they are retired.
  • Patronage program targets a 7-10 year retirement timeframe of the non-qualified dividends.
  • AgStar's Board of Directors determine the share of earnings for distribution based on our capital and credit position. 

To learn more about AgStar's patronage program, view the frequently asked questions (PDF).



AgStar is proud to pay out $24.7 million dollars in patronage to qualified stockholders in 2013. We are thankful to be a client-owned cooperative and a contributor to our clients’ success and want to take a moment to thank our clients.  Hear a message from our President and CEO, Paul DeBriyn.