Merger Happening This Fall 2022

Jul 08, 2022

Merger Happening This Fall 2022
On June 30th, 2022, members of Farmers Co-op of Carmen gathered in Cherokee, Oklahoma for a Special Meeting. They cast ballots on the proposed merger with Great Bend Co-op and the proposal passed with an overwhelming majority vote.

Growers from the area attended meetings held at all of the Farmers Co-op locations earlier in that week to gain insight on the merger, including benefits and challenges, and to voice concerns or ask questions about what it would look like if the proposal was to pass. At the July 30th meeting, Great Bend Co-op CEO Chris Wagner and Farmers Co-op CEO Lakin Dreiling were in attendance and took some additional questions before the merger was put to a vote.

Members, Employees, and Leadership of both cooperatives are excited about this merger and the opportunities it brings. In today’s market, size and location both make a huge impact in procuring products and providing services to meet the growing demands of our member owners across all scopes of the co-op including grain merchandising, agronomy products and services, and beyond.

The proposed effected date of the merger is set for October 1st, 2022. Check back for more details as they become available.

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