With 143 years in business, Centra Sota began in 1877 as a farmer-owned cooperative to market milk and butter. Today Central Sota services over 500,000 acres and provides farmers in central Minnesota with agronomy, technology, energy, feed and grain, and lawn care. Along with its full-scale agronomy service, Centra Sota’s technology division offers Yield Quest — a turn-key custom precision ag program. Quality data matters to fleet and field management solutions, in 2019, Centra Sota became a Farmobile service client which resulted in embedding real-time data collection as an essential foundation for their Yield Quest precision service offerings.



Central to its services, Centra Sota assists farmers in certifying and licensing their data through the Farmobile DataStoreSM exchange.

Adds value with new data layer. Centra Sota’s ability to share its spray/spread data layer via Electronic Field Records (EFRs) gives farmers and the co-op’s tech team greater crop visibility for more informed recommendations.

Enhances fleet efficiency and visibility. Managing fleet logistics and performance LIVE has helped Centra Sota to identify operational efficiency.

Grows Centra Sota’s capabilities. By fueling Yield Quest with a consistent flow of real-time data, Centra Sota is in a strong position to turn raw data into knowledge for customers.


“Our opinion is you’ve got to jump in and go as soon as possible because every year you don’t, you are missing data that could help you 5 to 10 years down the road.”

– Mike Krcil, Krcil Farms