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Historic Timeline | The 'timeless' concept of cooperation

 
 

Milestones are occasions for reflecting on the past and looking to the lessons learned to guide the future. In 2005, Tennessee Farmers Cooperative celebrated its 60 th anniversary, a record of unparalleled service to the state's farmers and rural communities that proves the concept of cooperation is still timeless today.

When our cooperative was officially chartered in 1945, a whole new era in Tennessee agriculture began. TFC redefined the farm supply in this state by giving farmers cooperative control over a reliable and identifiable source of products they need.

"Timeless" describes a proud history of Co-op growth, innovation, and progress, toward our current positions as one of the strongest federated cooperative systems in the nation. It also reflects the enduring values of self-help and cooperation that have remained the same even as the Co-op have evolved to meet the needs of three and even four generations of farmers.

 
 

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Long after many other businesses have come and gone, Co-op remains in the community to serve as a dependable supply of quality products for farmers and homeowners. It's been that way since the beginning, and it will stay that way in the future. Co-op stores, services, and product mix will continue to adapt to the changing world around us, but the same founding principles of cooperation will stay intact.

Through the statewide Co-op system, individual farmers and their communities enjoy advantages such as greater purchasing power, an extensive distribution framework, and state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities. For 60 years, the Co-op system has helped farmers help themselves. That was - and still is - our cooperative charge, and that timeless belief continues to guide our actions and our attitudes. We're proud to reflect on the past, but we're looking toward tomorrow with confidence.

 
 
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