Sheldon, Iowa — October is designated as Coop Month, a time of the year set aside to recognize coops, and their contributions to the economy of the area, and the profitability of their member producers.
Kevin Smith is the Manager of the Sheldon Farmer’s Coop Oil Station, and he tells us a little about Coop Month
He says that young people looking for careers can find a wide variety in the coop systems, from hands-on ag work, to the information technology and web design fields.
He says that, contrary to what one might think, being in farming isn’t necessary to be a coop member, they offer many products and services to those in town, as well.
In addition to Coop Month, October is also Pork Month, and Smith says the local Coop Oil stations have a giveaway promotion tied in with the pork industry.
Coop Month is celebrated every October across the United States.