Wednesday, 21 February 2018

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MCOC 58th Annual Meeting Photo Gallery

MCOC’s 58th Annual Meeting took place at the Historic Hotel Arvon in Downtown Great Falls on January 11-12, 2018.       MCOC President Clarence “Fritz” Keller welcomed Council members to their 58th Annual Meeting.   MCDC Executive Director Janice Brown updated MCOC members about the first Montana Cooperative Impact…

Co-op leaders reach out to youth in Eastern Montana

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist In celebration of National Co-op Month, the Montana Cooperative Development Center brought to Eastern Montana four days of activities, dialogue and presentations focused on the cooperative business model.  Co-op leaders from Dawson, Richland and McCone counties spoke to high school and college students about…

Malesich re-elected to the CHS Board

MCOC Board Member Ed Malesich was re-elected to the CHS Board at their annual meeting in Minneapolis. He was elected by all Region 2 delegates from Montana and Wyoming. Malesich is one of 17 directors representing CHS member-owners, who include CHS Big Sky and Mountain View Co-op.

Montana Cooperative Impact Project Launches in Eastern Montana

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist The Montana Council of Cooperatives (MCOC) has teamed up with the Montana Cooperative Development Center (MCDC) to host a week-long event in Eastern Montana that includes four days of activities, dialogue and presentations focused on the cooperative business model.  Montana Cooperative Impact Week is…

New Council Members in 2017

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist The Montana Council of Cooperatives is pleased to have welcomed 11 new members to its ranks over the past year.   Cooperatives that have joined the Council since last October are:  Farmers Union Oil Company (Circle), Fresh Start (Geraldine), Loyal to Local Cooperative (Hamilton), Northeast…

New Co-ops Honored at MCDC Co-op Month Celebration

Pictured from left to right:  USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service Program Director Brent Donnelly, MCDC Board Member Erik Somerfeld, MCDC Vice President Ryan Hall, MCDC President Greg Jergeson, USDA-RD Acting State Director Janelle Gustafson, MCDC Executive Director Janice Brown, MCDC Board Members Paul Tuss and Ranel Smith. By Guy Gregory MCDC…

CO-OP NITE PACKS THE VOYAGERS’ BALL PARK

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist RECORD SETTING GAME: This year’s Co-op Nite at the Ball Park was the most attended since stats were recorded in 2011 (stats courtesy of Great Falls Voyagers). Attendance was at 2,548, a 1% increase over last year’s attendance. The smoke that blew in from…

FRESH START COOPERATIVE OPENS IN GERALDINE

(To watch a video about the new Fresh Start Cooperative, click on the play button above) By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist The small Montana town of Geraldine once again has a grocery store operating in the center of town.  Prominently located at the corner of Main and Collins streets,…

MONTANA COOPERATIVE IMPACT PROJECT TO LAUNCH THIS FALL

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist The Montana Cooperative Impact Project will launch this fall as a nine-month educational program that will build awareness of the cooperative business model among the next generation of Montana’s co-op leaders.  The program is supported by the Montana Council of Cooperatives and will be…

MCGREGOR GRADUATES FROM REAL MONTANA LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

          Top Photo: REAL Montana, Class II group photo. (Photo courtesy of: REAL Montana) Bottom Photo: Farrah McGregor examines coffee beans during her class trip to Columbia. (Photo by: Jacob Smith, REAL Montana, Class II) By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist Farrah McGregor, who represents Northwest…