Southern States annual meet set for Oct. 13

Southern States Cooperative will review its operations at a series of local annual meetings, including the upcoming meeting for members of Southern States Cooperative Inc. – Mount Airy Agronomy Plant.

“Fiscal ‘16 continues to present many challenges and opportunities for Southern States, our members and agriculture as a whole,” said president and CEO Jeff Stroburg. “We will continue to provide our members and customers with the products, services and expertise to assist in achieving greater levels of success. In addition to the success of our members, Southern States will continually analyze and make the business decisions necessary to reach profitability levels, and we fully expect a much more successful year in ’16-17.”

Southern States Cooperative Inc. – Mount Airy Agronomy Plant will hold its annual membership meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13 at 202 Snowhill Drive, Mount Airy. The business meeting will begin at noon.

The cooperative’s management will use the meeting to report on both local and company-wide operations, as well as projected budget results for next year. Local board members will be elected and retiring board members will be recognized.

Board nominees include Mike Cockerham, Jamie Draughn, Jeremy Johnson, Will Johnson, Brian Marsh, John R. Painter, Chuck Puckett and Jim Radford.

“The annual meeting is the best single opportunity to outline our plans for the future to our membership and discuss our progress in meeting our financial goals,” said Mike Midkiff, Jr., manager of Southern States Cooperative Inc. – Mount Airy Agronomy Plant.

Founded in 1923, Southern States now has more than 200,000 farmer-members. As one of the nation’s largest agricultural cooperatives, the Richmond, Va.-based firm provides a range of farm inputs, including fertilizer, seed, livestock feed and pet food, animal health supplies and petroleum products, as well as other items for the farm and home. The Cooperative serves its members and non-member customers through 1,200 retail outlets.

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