November 2016
Co-op Matters

Congratulations to Quality Co-ops!


Pike Farmers Co-op, Crossville Co-op and Hartford Farmers Co-op

Pike Farmers Co-op in Troy with Wayne Ward, manager, on right, has been around over 30 years and seen a lot of change during that time. Ward admitted, although it was an audit, the process itself was not beyond handling. He is wondering what the next 30 years will bring in the ag industry and is looking forward to it. If there are any snowbirds out there, stop by and see him on the way to the beach.

Clockwise from top left, Pike Farmers Co-op, Wayne Ward, manager (right) and Joey Strother, assistant manager; Todd Smith, manager, Hartford Farmers Co-op; Crossville Co-op, from left, Jeff Simpson, David Summerford, Bradly Shankles, Tina Watkins, David Tierce, manager, David J. Summerford, and Phillip Berry.

Crossville Co-op, one of Dekalb Farmers Co-op locations, took the fun route and completed the actions during the dog-days heat. David Tierce, manager, and his group were open to the proactive approach and attacked the list. If you are in the area, stop in and share a laugh and give them a big "Attaboy" for their achievement. Tierce also wanted to make sure everyone knew they now carry rifles, ammo and accessories.

Todd Smith, manager, and his group at Hartford Farmers Co-op, located in southeast Alabama, finished their list just in time for peanut season! As they got ready to supply many locations with this staple food, the group worked through and completed the action list. If you love peanuts like many of us, make sure you head by and pick up your fresh peanut supply.

If you have any questions about the Responsible AG program or the audit portion, contact Sharon Cunningham at 256-303-4071 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you are a manger who has received certification and has not gotten a picture taken to be placed in AFC Cooperative Farming News, please let her know. Everyone is working hard, let us share your success.