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-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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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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MONTANA CO-OPS 101 VIDEO TO PREMIERE AT ANNUAL MEETING

MONTANA CO-OPS 101 VIDEO TO PREMIERE AT ANNUAL MEETING

  The upcoming annual meeting begins on Monday, January 9, 2017 at 2:00 pm with the premiere of “Montana Co-ops 101”, a video production that features co-op leaders from across the state. This 10-minute introductory video is envisioned as the first.....
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Montana Grocery Co-op in National Spotlight

Montana Grocery Co-op in National Spotlight

In October, Turner’s Shannon Van Voast was in our nation’s capital to tell the story of the little grocery cooperative that she, along with the help of her community, established in their tiny Montana farming town. Big Flat Grocery is...
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