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Rockingham Cooperative Day
February 2, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Join your local Rockingham Cooperative location in celebrating “Rockingham Cooperative Day” – a day FULL of savings and celebrations for our original founders of the cooperative.
It was on February 23rd, 1921 that farmers from all across Rockingham County met, representing over 1,000 farming operations, and made their first cooperative effort by agreeing to NOT purchase fertilizer from area vendors until the price would be fair and allow for producers to turn a profit on their crops later that year. As a result of that meeting, the fertilizer manufacturers eventually lowered their price per ton to the desired level and showed the farmers in Rockingham County the value of cooperative purchasing. It was from this meeting that Rockingham Cooperative was officially formed later in that same year.
In honor of those farmers that committed to take a stand against unfair pricing in 1921 we celebrate “Rockingham Cooperative Day” on February 23, 2021 – the 100th Anniversary of this meeting – by offering our members and customers special pricing in the same spirit that our original members did 100 years ago. Join us in celebrating Rockingham Cooperative Day at all of our locations! Savings and specials are packed into this circular to save you money!
“Rockingham Cooperative Day” in each of our localities
We’ve partnered with each of the localities that we have retail/service locations in and are excited to share Rockingham Cooperative Day with our communities. See below for a list of communities that have declared February 23, 2021 as Rockingham Cooperative Day:
- State of Virginia
- Rockingham County
- Botetourt County
- Franklin County
- Highland County
- City of Waynesboro
- City of Harrisonburg (resolution up for adoption on February 23rd at the regularly scheduled meeting)
- Town of Elkton
We appreciate the continued support of our communities that have helped us remain in business over the past 100 years. This would not be possible with the support of our members and customers!