2021 Annual report
Letters to Aurora Owners
As farmers, you are all too familiar with the concept of
change. You face constantly changing land, changing
prices, changing equipment, changing hands. You face
the inevitable every day, head on, with the determination
and grit in your hearts and minds that you learned from
lifelong lessons growing up on the farm. Lord knows our
changing world isn’t slowing down any time soon.
You have seen some of the most challenging problems for
not only your farm but your family throughout these past
two years. No one could have guessed the turn that the
world took at the start of 2020.
Yet, as you face this storm, you will never have to be alone.
We are dedicated to our employees and farmer-owners, to keep them and their families safe and healthy, to help them fulfill their goals and be a solution-oriented partner to help them navigate change, and to continue a century-long pride for our community.
We are ready. We are resilient. Together,
we are Aurora Coop.
INFORMATION & SECURITY
Collectively, we see the importance of protecting our farmer’s information. In this day and age, we see companies our size not recover from cybersecurity events. To protect the longevity of our company, the best way is to play to the preventative rather than the reactive. This will result in a group of people who’ve invested time and energy in the equity of our shareholders and the solutions to protect them. Knowing that it is not a matter of if, but when, a cyber-attack happens. We have set ourselves up by being away from threats as early as possible. One example is that we have anatomized our grower data, taking care to make sure any information we have about our growers is anonymous outside the walls of this company. “Even though we are not stockholders, we are stakeholders, and we care immensely about our growers’ security,” says Chris Holliday, Director of IT.
MOBILE APP BY FARMERS, FOR FARMERS
“The Mobile App has been beneficial to my operation. There are a lot of great features with the harvest and grain features being my favorite. They really help keep my operation organized. It’s super easy to use and all your account information is right at your fingertips. I am able to pay my bill with just a couple of clicks. My payment information is stored and it sends me an email notification as soon as it’s complete. I really enjoy using it.