WEST DES MOINES, IOWA — Heartland Co-op has agreed to acquire the operating assets of four grain facilities owned by Keith Roorda. Heartland Co-op on July 1 will begin operating the facilities — Newton Feed Center Elevator, Monroe Feed Center, Prairie City Feed Center Elevator and Runnells Grain Elevator.

“We look forward to continuing the excellent service provided by the team currently operating these facilities, and we intend to utilize this team to operate these facilities for us,” said Larry Petersen, chief executive officer of Heartland Co-op. “We invite our new customers to become members of our co-op family, and through their patronage become investors in the future of their communities.”

Formed in 1987, Heartland Co-op is a member-owned cooperative that provides grain, agronomy, feed and energy services to more than 4,500 patron customers.