October is Co-op Month

Co-op Month has been celebrated annually in October across the United States for more than half a century. It is a time for cooperative businesses to reflect on their shared principles and to educate others about the value of belonging to a cooperative.

A Bit of History

  • Minnesota was the first state to declare an official Co-op Month proclamation in 1948.
  • 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.
  • The first national theme in 1964 was “Cooperatives: USDA Helps Build a Better America.”
  • The U.S. Government sponsored Co-op Month from 1964-70.
  • Beginning in 1971, cooperatives, statewide associations, and the National Cooperative Business Association fueled their own events and promotions. 
  • In 2016, a national campaign was developed by a Cooperative Network-led committee of diverse communication professionals through the Cooperative Communicators Association.

Reference: Cooperative Network

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Our summer interns went through orientation this past week and are getting situated within the various branches.  There are seven agronomy interns who will be working with the specific locations doing some crop scouting and operations at the different sites.  There is one marketing intern who will be bouncing around the cooperative by increasing our online […]

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All Farm Service Cooperative offices will be closed Monday, May 27th in observance of Memorial Day and Thursday, July 4th, for Independence Day.

FSC-Shelby Corn Plot Compete
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Planting season is now in full swing. FSC Shelby’s corn plot was planted 4-29. Special thanks to Joel Wahling for planting our plots again this year and Luke Wilhite with NK for helping out. If you are in need of anything this season, please call one of our agronomists at your nearest location!

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