Entry Date Extended for 2016 Youth Broiler JackPot Shows

IMG 1209Country Visions Country Stores in De Pere and Kiel will be hosting this year's Youth Broiler JackPot Shows.  The show dates are June 28 and 29.  The contest is open to youth ages 3 to 18 years.  The entries will be accepted up until May 17-18 or until 25 entrants are reached at each location at any of the Country Store or Feed Store locations.  An entry fee of $20 is required when you enter and order your chicks.  Pick-up dates and further details are available in stores and herepdfjackpot_show_2016.pdf

What is a Co-op?

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines a cooperative as a user-owned, user-controlled business that distributes benefits on the basis of use. Member users, or patrons, own and democratically elect the board of directors, which provides oversight of the co-op. Net earnings are distributed on the basis of proportional use, or patronage, rather than on investment.

Cooperative associations have been organized throughout history to carry out many different activities, often in response to economic and social stress. Cooperative organizations in the United States first appeared in the late 1700's and today co-ops can be found in all sectors of the U.S. economy. Consumer, purchasing and farm supply cooperatives are all organized to provide the specialized goods or services that their member patrons want to buy.

By combining member demand, a co-op can provide better availability, selection, pricing, or delivery of products or services to individual consumers, businesses or farmers. Farm supply co-ops cost-effectively supply input, fuel and agronomy services to farm business owners.