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Agro Locations:


Elm Creek



Products & Services:



Crop Protection

Ag Equipment & Crop Supplies


The Team:


Location Reps

Elm Creek




Agro Division

Covid-19 Update

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Ag Division Manager - Pat Chanel

I bring a broad range of experience to Co-op in my role as Ag Manager.  In 2004, I graduated from the University of Manitoba with a B. Sc. Agribusiness.  I have CCA & P. Ag designations, and I am 4R Nutrient Stewardship certified.

I have 15+ years of experience in the Ag Industry throughout various areas of Manitoba.  In addition to growing up on a farm, I have experience in the Crop Protection & Financial Services industries, and for the last 5+ years I have been the Ag Manager for Marquette Co-op.  I am proud to lead a strong business that has served the local agriculture market for over 70 years (Marquette)/90 years (Elm Creek).   

Our department handles an extensive line of Seed, Fertilizer, Crop Protection and Ag Equipment/Crop Supplies.  I am dedicated to leading a professional team you can count on to provide sound agronomic advice for your farming operation.  Along with the rest of my Co-op Agro Team, we are excited for the opportunity to learn more about your farm!   Our goal is to help you identify the products and services that will allow you to achieve high yields and profitably grow your operation!

Contact Information:

Phone: Office - 204-375-6570; Cell – 204-383-0383

Email:  p.chanel@prairierootscoop.ca

In Person: My office in Marquette. Call to schedule a meeting at your Farm



Location Reps

Both have worked for Co-op for a number of years, and are now officially the Ag Team that will be serving the Elm Creek and Starbuck areas.


Marquette - Julia Strecker

I am the new Agronomist out of the Marquette location as of January 2020. Before joining the CO-OP team I previously worked in Hamiota, Manitoba as a Crop Input Associate. I am a Graduate of the Agriculture Diploma Program at the University of Manitoba, with a major in Agronomy. I am currently in the process of obtaining my CCA Certification. While in university I worked as a summer student in South Lakes. I grew up on a grain farm in Beausejour Manitoba, where I still work and help out on during the busy seasons. In my free time I enjoy playing sports of all kinds, outdoor activities and spending time with friends and family. I look forward to growing in my new position and can’t wait for what this upcoming season has in store. 

Contact information

Cell: 204-266-1910

Store/Office: 204-375-6570

Email: j.strecker@prairierootscoop.ca 

In person: Marquette agro center

Call to schedule a meeting at your farm



Elm Creek - Helena Borst

I am the new Agro Sales Specialist at the Elm Creek Co-op location. As of Sept.1 with the amalgamation between Elm Creek and Marquette, Elm Creek is now excited to offer Ag inputs such as seed chemical fertilizer and enhanced Feed options with Masterfeeds to our members. I have been working diligently with the Marquette Co-op AG team to gain the knowledge needed to serve our Ag community. My experience in these areas stems from a knowledge of dairy, cattle and sheep farming from our family farm. I have been able to share the knowledge I have built not only with our customers to date, but also with others. I have been involved for 8 years in the Elm Creek 4H Cattle Program first as a member and now as a leader. I have committed time and effort into promoting agriculture and ensuring the yearly Carman Fair 4H Beef Cattle show and sale is a big success. I am also dedicated to expanding the Agriculture options in our store and being able to provide you with excellent options and service in these areas going forward.

Contact Information:

Phone: 204-436-2493

Email: h.borst@prairierootscoop.ca

In Person: Stop by my office at Elm Creek Co-op.



Starbuck/Elm Creek - Curtis Tielmann

I have been working for the Co-op full-time for just over three and a half years as an Agronomist in the Starbuck region. I was a summer student at the Co-op before moving to full-time after completing my bachelor of science in agronomy with a minor in soil science. I worked at Cargill in Dauphin as a summer student before working for the Co-op. I have my CCA and I am in the process of getting my P.Ag. I grew up in Ochre River, Manitoba. I enjoy hunting, playing sports, as well as snowmobiling, quading, and other outdoor activities.

Contact Information:

Phone: Store/Office - 204-735-2382   Cell - 204-881-5624

Email: c.tielmann@prairierootscoop.ca

In Person: Starbuck store. Call to schedule a meeting at your Farm



Crop Protection:

Bayer, BASF, Syngenta, Corteva, FMC, Co-op Brands, plus many more. Climate FieldView, Field Scouting.

Chemical Shed - Marquette


Ag Equipment / Crop Supplies:

Smoothwall Bins – Meridian

Aeration Fans – Grain Guard

Augers/conveyors – Westfield, Meridian, Convey-All

Monitoring – OPI blue, Intellicon Farm Wifi/Camera Systems plus many more.

Chemical Shed - Starbuck 


Prairie Roots Co-op

Head Office:

Prairie Roots at Marquette

Box 211

Marquette, MB  R0H 0V0

Phone: (204) 375-6570 Fax: (204) 375-6505 


Prairie Roots at Elm Creek

Box 130

Elm Creek, MB, R0G 0N0

Phone: (204) 436-2493

Fax: (204) 436-2391


Prairie Roots at Starbuck

Box 98

Starbuck, MB  R0G 2P0

Phone: 204) 735-2382

Fax: (204) 735-2512




Dear Customers, Prairie Roots Co-op Agro would like to share the following information:

Prairie Roots Co-op Agro Team:

  • All nonessential travel and in person meetings have been postponed.

  • Our field team will support our customers by email, phone, text.

  • We remain focused on delivering the products our customers need for a safe and successful 2020 growing season.

Product Supply:

  • Products are here and we are ready to go for 2020.

  • Most of the products we need for the entire 2020 growing season have already been delivered to our sites, the remainder of orders remain on track to arrive as planned.

  • Should the situation change we will be transparent.

On site changes for Prairie Roots Co-op 2020: •

  • COVID-19 protocols – Marquette Agro

  • Customers will observe a STOP sign upon arriving to our compound gates

  • Vehicles will be prompted to report directly to Fertilizer Shed or Seed Treater

  • Drivers - Stay within 5 feet of their vehicles at all times

  • Drivers - Observe Provincial Social Distancing Guidelines of 1 - 2 meters at all times when interacting with our staff

  • We may ask that you turn off your vehicle to assist with clear communication

  • Requirement for Drivers to sign a Loadout Ticket has been SUSPENDED

  • If requested, we will provide a copy of the loadout ticket to the Driver

  • Otherwise it will be mailed to customer along with their next statement.

  • When possible, please use phone/text/email to contact a Prairie Roots Co-op Team Member in advance of all pickups, which allows us to prepare your order in advance

  • We realize this is not always possible. In all other situations, vehicles are to line up at the Fertilizer Shed or Seed Treater and wait for a Prairie Roots Co-op Team Member to communicate their request for product.

Co-op Agro handles an extensive line of Seed, Fertilizer, Crop Protection and Ag Equipment/Crop Supplies.





Granular Fertilizer Storage & Volumetric Outload; Crop Protection; Bagged Seed (Canola/Corn); Bulk Seed (Soybean & Cereals) & Custom Seed Treating.

Marquette Store


Elm Creek:

Bagged Seed (Canola/Corn)

Elm Creek Store



Crop Protection; Bagged Seed (Canola/Corn)

Starbuck Store



Products & Services


Full Service Granular Fertilizer, Declining Weight Volumetric Blending System, Spreader & Valmar Rentals, 3rd Party Application, Soil Sampling, Tissue Testing, Custom Fertility Recommendations.

Fertilizer Plant, Marquette



Canola – InVigor, Dekalb, Brett Young, Brevant, Nexera

Soybeans – Syngenta, Dekalb, Brett Young

Corn – Dekalb, Pickseed

Forage Seed – Pickseed, Imperial Seed, Brett Young

Bulk Cereal – Wheat, Oats, Barley

Seed Treater - Marquette