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Southern States locations will become Freedom Ag & Energy Cooperative

It’s official: Four Southern States cooperatives in Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia will merge into an all-new organization, Freedom Ag & Energy Cooperative, effective January 1, 2023.

The members of the cooperatives in Winchester, Va., Oakland, Md., Buckhannon, W.Va., and Petersburg, W.Va. all formally approved the merger in votes held in late July and early August. The boards of directors at each location have also endorsed the deal, which means the four cooperatives have completed the process and will become Freedom Ag & Energy this winter.

The Freedom Ag & Energy board thanked the members at all four locations for their participation in voting for their cooperative’s future. The board noted that the cooperatives share similar visions and values and care about members’ success, making the merger a natural fit.

Read the rest at My Buckhannon


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