Celebrated by cooperatives nationwide during the month of October, National Co-op Month is an annual opportunity to raise awareness of a trusted, proven way to do business and cultivate communities.
Co-op Month has been a nationally recognized celebration since 1964, when U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Orville Freeman, a former Minnesota governor, proclaimed October Co-op Month.
Unlike other ag retailers who have decision makers in corporate offices states away, our business is operated by our farmer-members who own shares in the company.
Originally organized as a resource for seed potatoes in the 1920, we’ve seen a lot of change. What has reminded constant are the seven cooperative principles we follow:
Today we’re proud to work with multiple generations on the farm and in commercial businesses that continue to find tremendous value in the cooperative spirit.
It is because of our farmer-members that we celebrate 90 years in 2020 and the fabric of cooperative businesses during the month of October, and all year around.