Co-op Month

Oct 18, 2022

COOP Economic Power

October is National Co-op Month. Channel 10/11's Pure Nebraska interviewed Farmers Cooperative CEO, Allan Zumpfe, watch below to hear how Farmers Cooperative helps build economic power.

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Co-op Month Fun Facts

  • 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 Co-op Month theme, in 1964, was “Cooperatives: USDA Helps Build a Better America.”

  • The U.S. Government sponsored Co-op Month from 1964-1970.

  • Every October, the U.S. Department of Agriculture releases its annual Co-op Month proclamation.
    Co-op Month Proclamation

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