October is Cooperative Month!

It’s official!  Governor Terry Branstad had declared October as Cooperative Month in Iowa.

See the proclamation here:
October is Cooperative Month

In honor of Cooperative Month, here are a few facts about Iowa cooperatives according to our data at the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives:

  • There are 59 grain and farm supply cooperatives in Iowa
  • Iowa cooperatives operate in 715 communities
  • Over 114,000 Iowans are a member of at least one cooperative
  • Iowa grain and farm supply cooperatives employ over 9,000 people
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