By Pete Schmitz, FCA General Manager
We continue to wait for spring weather conditions perfect for planting crops and gardens and fishing. All of us have faced disruptions to our normal spring routine due to our persistent wet, cool weather.
At FCA we’ve made good use of the unwanted downtime these poor weather conditions have provided. We are working on the integration of Prairie Pride, Lyon County Farm Service and FCA. We have determined that the name of the combined cooperative will be AGPlus Cooperative. We also have a new logo, developed by Awards Plus of Marshall. I hope you find it tasteful and unique.
The directors are:
From: Farmers Cooperative Association (FCA)
Peter Haugen – Secretary
Mark Pesek – Director
Steve Laleman – Director
From: Prairie Pride
Eddie De Langhe – Vice Chairman
Al Steffes – Director
Jim Larson – Director
From: Lyon County Farm Service
Mark Fischer – Chairman
Doug Loyson – Director
Fred Rabaey – Director
Though our three cooperatives will officially become AgPlus Cooperative on August 1, the process of integrating the three cooperatives will take some time. As we bring these organizations together, the AGPlus board will be busy developing policies and procedures to direct the combined cooperatives. The CEO or general manager search is underway, along with the process of selecting financial institutions and insurance providers and developing a new employee handbook.
Though we are busy ensuring that our transition from three companies to one proceeds as smoothly as possible, we still have customers to serve and products to provide. So, it is business as usual for FCA cooperative, as we work to earn your trust and continue to be a preferred supplier of all your farm and home needs.
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