When the original articles of incorporation were written for county cooperatives in the 1920’s, the organizations were being founded on the idea that farmers could be more successful working together as a collective whole than individually. Cooperatively, they could pool resources to gain product more quickly, at a better price, in a larger quantity to serve all. It worked well in in 1920’s – and it still does today.
Today we’re excited to formally announce that Indiana-based agriculture and energy cooperatives Harvest Land Co-op and Co-Alliance, LLP boards and memberships have overwhelmingly agreed to merge.
The new organization will be named Co-Alliance Cooperative, Inc. and the merger will take effect on February 1, 2021. This merger will create a cooperative that is focused on delivering an unmatched customer experience to our shareholders.
The newly formed Co-Alliance Cooperative, Inc. services customers Indiana, Ohio, Michigan & Illinois. It has four core divisions, including Agronomy, Energy, Grain and Swine & Animal Nutrition. Together, this new cooperative will have over 900 employees and $1 billion in sales. Co-Alliance Cooperative will be headquartered in Avon, Indiana.
The boards have chosen Kevin Still, current CEO of Co-Alliance LLP, to be the new CEO of the merged cooperative.
Harvest Land CEO Scott Logue will be the Executive Vice President of Co-Alliance Cooperative, Inc.
And now, we hustle.
Before spring comes in like a lion and planters begin rolling we have a lot of work to do.
You’ll see our logo change from the Harvest Land aerial view of fields to the promising horizon of the Co-Alliance brand.
And by the way – you’ll see your dependable fuel driver still arrive on the farm, your propane deliverer still pull a hose to your house and you’ll still hear that familiar voice when you call us with a question.
Because our people and local service aren’t going anywhere. Everyone remains in place, working for our customers in our rural communities. And we couldn’t be more excited to continue to Cultivate Communities as Co-Alliance Cooperative.
(Say that last sentence three times fast.)
We’re happy to welcome you to Co-Alliance Cooperative and we look forward to remaining your local source for Agronomy, Energy, Grain and Swine & Animal Nutrition.