Like Their Customers, AGI NECO Is In It For The Long Haul


Farmers have been feeding the world for generations. Over those years, changing technology has enabled farmers to be more productive and to continue to increase yields from the ground they work so hard.

Nebraska Engineering Company (NECO) has been assisting farmers in these efforts since 1959 when the company was founded by Bill Patterson, a draftsman who starting the business by building grain bin unloaders out of his garage. The demand for well-built grain handling systems was high, so in less than a year the rapidly growing company moved its operations to its current location in Omaha, Nebraska.

Since the beginning, NECO has strived to incorporate quality and innovation into new product lines focused on in-bin grain circulation, conditioning and drying. With over 120,000 square feet of manufacturing space with ample room for expansion, NECO combines real world, ands-on experience and state-of-the art- technology to build products from the ground up. This process is unique within the industry and enables NECO engineers and designers to control the product development process; make adjustments quickly; and utilize the latest in computer software technology to deliver continuously improving grain conditioning products.


The flagship of NECO’s product line is the Mixed Flow Grain Dryer. Considered the industry leader in sophisticated drying technology, the Mixed Flow Dryer quietly and efficiently heats kernels evenly to avoid heat damage, and can be used to effectively dry all types of grain. The systems’ screenless operation and computerized moisture control deliver consistently higher quality grain and heavier test weights per bushel, which translates into maximum value for customers.

Using this same development approach, NECO has amassed an impressive array of other highly effective circulation and conditioning products. From stirring and unload systems to axial and centrifugal fans and heaters. When agricultural professionals see the NECO name, they know they’re getting the best product available from a USA company with a worldwide reputation for quality and service.


At NECO it has always been our people, our products and our service and commitment to our customers that continues to generate mutual success and real world value and results.


NECO was acquired by AGI in 2017.


AGI is a leading manufacturer of grain, seed, feed, food and fertilizer handling, blending, storage and conditioning equipment. Our brands are amongst the most recognized in the industry. The AGI product catalog includes portable handling equipment (augers, belt conveyors, grain vacs), permanent handling systems (bucket elevators, enclosed belt conveyors, chain conveyors, structural) and storage systems (aeration, drying, bins/silos) that service various sectors for on-farm and commercial operations.