MCGREGOR GRADUATES FROM REAL MONTANA

MCGREGOR GRADUATES FROM REAL MONTANA

                  Farrah McGregor, who represents Northwest Farm Credit Services on the Montana Council of Cooperatives Board of Directors, recently graduated from Class II of REAL Montana. For the past two years, McGregor...
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CO-OPS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN MONTANA

CO-OPS MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN MONTANA

One of our newest members, Loyal to Local Bitterroot connects consumers with agricultural producers in the Bitterroot Valley, who grow local vegetables, grains, flowers and meats. Go ahead and watch this video that shows how the co-op is making a...
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CO-OP LEADERS GET BACK TO BASICS

CO-OP LEADERS GET BACK TO BASICS

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist Co-op leaders from across Montana converged for MCDC’s 2nd Annual Back to Basics Cooperative Summit at Fairmont Hot Springs. More than 80 people attended this year’s event that featured four major sectors of th...
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EXPLORING A REGIONAL FOOD HUB

EXPLORING A REGIONAL FOOD HUB

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist A survey of producers in the Golden Triangle region is now underway as part of a feasibility study to assess the market potential and economic viability of local food hub system in North Central...
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NEIHART STORE COOPERATIVE SEEKS MEMBERS

NEIHART STORE COOPERATIVE SEEKS MEMBERS

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist The Neihart Store Cooperative Association is now accepting stock subscriptions from prospective co-op members. The steering committee is seeking to operate the existing Neihart Inconvenience Store as a consumer coo...
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SIX NEW MEMBERS JOIN THE COUNCIL

SIX NEW MEMBERS JOIN THE COUNCIL

By Guy Gregory, MCDC Communications Specialist Membership has grown in the Montana Council of Cooperatives since the beginning of the new year. Six cooperatives from across the state, both established and newly formed, have joined the organization thus far in....
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COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING RECAP

COUNCIL ANNUAL MEETING RECAP

By Guy Gregory, MCDC Communications Specialist     MCOC had 18 cooperatives represented at the 57th Annual Meeting in Helena on January 9 – 10, 2017 at the Radisson Colonial Hotel.  Over 40 members were in attendance at the meeting...
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UPDATE ON NEIHART AND FRESH START COOPERATIVE

UPDATE ON NEIHART AND FRESH START COOPERATIVE

By Guy Gregory MCDC Communications Specialist Two new cooperatives in North Central Montana have made great strides this winter in launching their respective retail businesses. The Neihart Store Steering Committee is still seeking to operate the Neihart Inconv...
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2016 ECONOMIC IMPACT REPORT RELEASED

2016 ECONOMIC IMPACT REPORT RELEASED

The 2016 Economic Impact Report is now available to view and download. Click here to read more about the impact Montana’s cooperatives have recently had on the state’s economy.
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MORE THAN $65 MILLION REPORTED IN 2015 CO-OP DIVIDENDS AND PAYOUTS

MORE THAN $65 MILLION REPORTED IN 2015 CO-OP DIVIDENDS AND PAYOUTS

Results from the 2015 Economic Impact Study to be presented at the MCOC Annual Meeting show more than $65 million in dividends and payouts to members of 52 credit unions, 26 utilities (electric and telecommunications co-ops) and seven major farm...
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