Southern States Cooperative will review its operations at a series of local annual meetings, including the upcoming meeting for members of Clay Farm Bureau Cooperative, Inc.
“Fiscal ‘15 was a challenging year in many ways for Southern States and all its members,” says President and CEO Jeff Stroburg. “While certain areas of the cooperative performed very well, other areas fell short of the sales and margins goals necessary to create positive earnings for the year. We fully expect fiscal ‘16 to yield a profitable year, and I thank all the employees in the field for their hard work and all of our members for their support.”
Clay Farm Bureau Cooperative, Inc. will hold their annual membership meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 111 Main Street, Clay, West Virginia. The business meeting will begin at 7:00 p.m.
The Cooperative’s management will use the meeting to report on both local and company-wide operations, as well as projected budget results for next year. Local board members will be elected and retiring board members will be recognized. Nominees for the board and District E election delegates will be taken from the floor.
“The annual meeting is the best single opportunity to outline our plans for the future to our membership and discuss our progress in meeting our financial goals,” notes Marshia Cottrell, manager of Clay Farm Bureau Cooperative, Inc. The Board of Directors, management and employees of Southern States continue to be thankful for your business and dedication.
Founded in 1923, Southern States now has more than 200,000 farmer-members. As one of the nation’s largest agricultural cooperatives, the Richmond, Va. based firm provides a wide range of farm inputs, including fertilizer, seed, livestock feed and pet food, animal health supplies and petroleum products, as well as other items for the farm and home. The Cooperative serves its members and non-member customers through some 1,200 retail outlets.