National Co-op Month

Oct 04, 2022

October is National Co-op Month.
Every October, cooperatives from all across the country celebrate National Cooperative Month. The reason for this annual celebration is to recognize all of the local co-ops and to remind people of their purpose.

Valley United Co-op is headquartered in Reynolds, ND, employs roughly 75 full-time employees, 100+ during the busy season with seasonal help, and serves more than 500 customers in the Red River Valley of Minnesota and North Dakota through our 8 locations.

Agricultural cooperatives have made an impact around the world for generations. Farmers that are a part of a co-op make decisions together and share profits among all members. Income from farmer-owned co-ops is reinvested into the business or returned to the members. In rural communities, farm co-ops are essential to support local communities and their economies.
Some Interesting Facts About Co-ops
  • 2 million farmers are members of more than 2,100 co-ops in the U.S.
  • There are more than 1.2 million agricultural co-ops across the globe
  • More than 250,000 people are employed by farmer-owned co-ops
  • Most of the top agricultural cooperatives are based in the Midwest

Read More News

Sep 07, 2023
Members of both Valley United Co-op & Thompson Farmers Elevator Company voted to merge on Wednesday, September 6th. Patrons of the Cooperative approved the merger after the boards of directors decided it would be beneficial and scheduled a vote. 
Sep 01, 2023
The Boards of Thompson Farmers Co-op Elevator and Valley United Coop will be having informational meetings along with Special stockholder meeting(s) on September 6th. It will be 6:00 PM at the Thompson Community Center and at 8:00 PM at the KC Hall in Reynolds.
Jul 21, 2023
Once again, Valley United Co-op teamed up with Land O’Lakes to provide a donation to the Sand Hill Settlement Historical Society Museum in Climax, MN. Location Manager, Dan Nelson presented the check to the committee on July, 20, 2023.