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United Cooperative Celebrates National Co-op Month

BEAVER DAM, WIS. – United Cooperative is celebrating National Cooperative Month in October, along with 40,000 other cooperative businesses serving more than 120 million people nationwide. “Cooperatives Commit” is the theme of this year’s celebration, when cooperatives across the nation engage in efforts to make more people aware of the advantages of the cooperative business model.

As member-owned and member-controlled businesses, cooperatives commit to meeting the needs of their members and communities, rather than generating returns for distant investors.
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United Cooperative Expands Oshkosh Facility

OSHKOSH, WIS. – Just in time for harvest United Cooperative is completing a multi-million-dollar grain expansion project at its Clairville Road, Oshkosh, facility.

The expanded facilities will positively impact local producers, said Julie Zimmerman, grain and location manager for the Oshkosh facility. “United Cooperative’s Oshkosh location will begin harvest with the addition of two, 1.2-million-bushel grain storage bins, 40,000-bushel-per-hour receiving, and 7,000-bushel-per-hour drying capacity,” she said. “Our goal is for producers to drive in, unload, and leave as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
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United Cooperative Supports Area Fire Departments with $1,000 Donations

The Green Valley-Morgan Fire Co., Helenville Fire Department and North Freedom Fire Department all received donations of $1,000 recently from United Cooperative. “United Cooperative is owned by area farmers across Wisconsin. We appreciate these volunteers who provide services to keep our members and rural communities safe,” said David Cramer, President and CEO.

Heating With Propane Requires Summer Maintenance 

July 18, 2017, BEAVER DAM – Propane is an excellent energy source for your home — both inside and out. This clean-burning energy gives homeowners the flexibility to live where and how they want. However, because propane is a flammable substance, routine maintenance is important to the safety of you and your family, says Bill Herbst, Vice President of Energy Operations at United Cooperative. 
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United Cooperative Supports Beaver Dam Water Rescue

August 25, 2017, BEAVER DAM – The Beaver Dam Fire Department is raising money to fund its water rescue program. United Cooperative, a farmer-owned cooperative responded with a $10,000 donation. Communities surrounding Beaver Dam Lake are responsible for covering a portion of the total cost for the new rescue equipment, and this donation will be allocated to those areas.
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United Cooperative Donates $1,000 to Charity Tractor Pull

August 25, 2017, HILLSBORO, WIS. – The Hillsboro Firemen’s Memorial Charity Tractor Pull is an annual event that brought tractor pull enthusiasts from the upper Midwest together to the village of Hillsboro to raise money for charity. The event, which is on the stop of the Lucas Oil Pro Pulling League drew a crowd of roughly 6,000 people the weekend of Aug. 11-12. United Cooperative donated $1,000 toward the success of the event.
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United Cooperative Supports Pulaski K9 Unit

August 25, 2017, PULASKI, WIS. – United Cooperative donated $5,000 to the Pulaski K9 Unit. After eight years of service, Raider, the current K9 police dog is set to retire in August, along with his handler, Officer Jim Tinlin. K-9 units are key components in narcotics, tracking and suspect apprehension.

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United Cooperative revolves $7 Million in stock to members; named to USDA’s Top 100 list


BEAVER DAM, WIS. – United Cooperative, a full-service farmer-owned cooperative based at Beaver, Dam. Wis., this month revolved more than $6.2 million in stock (all 2007 cooperative members stock), as well as the percentage of stock committed to be revolved per plan of merger agreements.

In addition, United Cooperative paid $770 thousand in member requests for those older than 77 and estate settlements. All totaled, United Cooperative, has paid its members $7 million in stock revolvement in 2017.

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