Celebration of cooperation
October is Co-op Month, celebrated nationwide to spotlight the many ways cooperatives create shared prosperity for their members and communities. MFA was organized as a cooperative in 1914 by a visionary group of farmers who recognized the benefit of working together to leverage buying power and their collective voices. MFA continues to operate under that business model, with an extensive network of company-owned retail facilities and local affiliate co-ops serving some 45,000 farmer-owners in Missouri and surrounding states.
MFA and its local affiliates have always worked to benefit our communities, making agricultural goods and services accessible to farmers and rural residents in the area. Co-op Month is the perfect time to congratulate MFA’s four local cooperatives that reached an important milestone in their history this year—100 years of service. Listed with their incorporation date, those co-ops are:
- March 20, 1922 — MFA Cooperative Association No. 280, Freeburg, Mo.
- July 12, 1922 — MFA Cooperative Association, St. Elizabeth, Mo.
- Aug. 16, 1922 — Produce Exchange No. 299, Golden City, Mo.
- Oct. 19, 1922 — Farmers Cooperative Association No. 301, Sullivan, Mo.
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