On Saturday, Sept. 21, Southern States Cooperative will celebrate 90 years of service to agriculture in the southeast.
Established in 1923 as the Virginia Seed Service, the organization started with 150 original farmer-members who met in Richmond, VA to develop a reliable supply of clover and grain seeds better suited to the soils found in Virginia. The service changed its name to Southern States Cooperative ten years later and grew into to a multi-state agriculture supply cooperative with well over 200 thousand members in 11 core states.
Southern States now serves co-op members and retail customers through more than 200 company owned retail stores, managed cooperatives, and agronomy facilities. In addition, a private dealer network of nearly 300 locations distributes Southern States products throughout the southeast.
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