About Us

Farmers Publishing Co. – Board of Directors

Ken Brein, President

Doug Lindgren, Vice President

Jane Merschman, Secretary/Treasurer



Marilyn Ames

John Arneson

Dave Lee

Ellen Sovick

The Farmers Publishing Company has been serving customers with printing, advertising and news services since 1897. Founded by farmers as a cooperative, the Farmers Publishing Co. remains a co-op today — the only co-op newspaper in Minnesota.

As times have changed, so have our services. We continue to provide printing services for businesses and organizations, providing forms, letterheads, envelopes, newsletters, printed shipping tags, business cards, and the full gamut of printed products.


We have also expanded our capabilities so we can provide you with low cost, full color printing. For short runs of full color, we utilize our color laser printer or Xerox color photocopier, and we believe our prices for full color copies are the lowest you will find in this area. When you need larger quantities of full color flyers or brochures, we can provide them at high quality for very reasonable costs. Again, you probably won’t find better full color prices for many miles.


Combined with our bindery department, our printing and copying services can provide you anything from a simple postcard to a hard-cover book.


Besides our own production capabilities, we can also work with large printing houses and help you take advantage of their specialized services. For example, if you want a foil stamped or embossed image on your letterhead, we can have it done for you.


If you have a job that needs to get done – contact us to see how we can help!