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Area Food Pantries Receive $41,000 from United Cooperative

Area food shelves got a holiday gift from United Cooperative. With matching funds from its cooperative partner, Land O’Lakes Foundation, United Cooperative donated $41,000 to 40 local Wisconsin food pantries to help fill shelves with food this winter season. “While our organization is dedicated to the food industry through the growing, handling and marketing of grain and feeding of cattle, food is not necessarily an abundant resource for families in need,” shared David Cramer, United Cooperative President and CEO. “As an agricultural organization that is committed to serving its members, we provide these resources to help area communities serve their residents with food,” he added. Read More>>

United Cooperative Supports Pulaski United Foundation with $1,000 Donation

United Cooperative provided $1,000 this month to Pulaski United Foundation, an organization dedicated to the betterment of the Pulaski community and its people.

Pulaski United Foundation began as a community chest in 1942, said Mark Heck, director. One of its early projects was to fund a doctor to serve the community. Today, the organization continues to serve. “We help where other things cannot,” said Heck. From disaster relief to community betterment, to support for a high school culinary arts, FFA competition, or band invited to the Rose Bowl Parade, the Pulaski United Foundation is a resource for people in need or community needs, he added. Read More>>

United Cooperative Donates $2,000 to Animal Learning Lab

Vocational agriculture students at Marshall Public Schools are raising $40,000 to move their learning with animals from the parking lot to a community funded animal learning lab. Paula Bakken, agriculture science instructor, said the fundraising started a few years ago when the original $20,000 was raised for the facility. In 2017, students there have taken a renewed interest in finishing the fund drive, so junior high and high school students in future programs experience the animal education a facility would offer them. Read More>>

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

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. Read More>>

United Cooperative Celebrates National Co-op Month

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

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.” Read More>>

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. Read More>> 

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Scholarship Program targets high school seniors and college/technical students

United Cooperative's Scholarship Program awards $1,000 scholarships to 40-50 high school seniors and current college/technical school students who are continuing their full-time education in 2018-2019. "Providing scholarships for college students is an integral part of United Cooperative’s community giving efforts," said David Cramer, United Cooperative President and CEO. Read More >>

 

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