We want to hear your story and share it with the new generation of cooperative members.
As we talk about a new energy and the future of cooperatives we also want to connect with our past to feature stories describing the time when the co-op brought power to the farm, ranch or rural residence.
Across the nation America’s small communities are changing, but not in the way you think. As these communities change in demographics, the values held by generations before to make these communities thrive, are stronger than ever.
FreeState Electric Cooperative’s 80 employees and nine trustees rallied to raise $7,500 that was matched by the cooperative’s primary lender, CoBank. The effort is part of an annual internal donation drive that assists local nonprofit organizations and raised a total of $15,000 for F.W. Huston Medical Center in Winchester.
FreeState Electric Cooperative is hosting their annual health fair and member appreciation day on Tuesday, Oct. 1, from 4 to 6 p.m. It is the 11th year for the event that also includes a community soap drive to assist multiple food pantries across the area.
Elizabeth Funk and Katie Kuglin, students at McLouth High School, attended the 43rd annual Cooperative Leadership Camp in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, from July 12-18, joining students from across Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Wyoming.
As the bucket slowly rises into the gray sky youth tour delegates are giddy. You can hear it in their reaction and see it on their faces. The weather wasn’t cooperating early, but a break in the rain gave way to one of the most popular parts of the annual youth tour visit to FreeState Electric Cooperative.