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October is Co-op Month! Celebrate with MKC

October 4, 2019
Each October, cooperatives all across America celebrate the role, accomplishments, and contributions of our nation’s co-ops.  Celebrating Co-op Month started in Minnesota in 1948, and the month-long event gives cooperatives a chance to come togethe­­r and share their activities and experiences.

The theme of this year’s National Co-op Month, “Co-ops: By the community, For the Community,” fits well with recent cooperative data stating that there are more than 40,000 cooperative businesses in the United States with 350 million members. These cooperatives generate $514 billion each year in revenue and more than $25 billion in wages.

MKC Communications and Brand Manager Nichole Gouldie says, “The month long celebration provides a key opportunity to reflect on the legacy of the cooperative system and celebrate the many ways co-ops are building better businesses, better employees, better communities and, ultimately, a better world.”
MKC Hosts Co-op Month Coloring Contest
As part of the celebration, MKC is sponsoring a coloring contest for elementary aged students. First, second and third place prizes will be awarded in each of the following categories: Kindergarten, 1st grade, 2nd grade, 3rd grade and 4th grade.
Click here to download the coloring sheet and complete contest rules.
Parents and/or teachers wishing to submit entries should mail coloring sheets to MKC, Attn: Co-op Color Contest, PO Box D, Moundridge, KS 67107. The deadline for entries is November 1, 2019.
Cooperatives Commit to Community – ‘Ag in the Classroom’
The seventh cooperative principle is Concern for Community. Cooperatives work for the sustainable development of their communities through employee involvement in local organizations, through charitable contributions to community efforts and through support for schools.
At MKC, we are committed to furthering the education of young minds on the value the cooperative systems hold. Our ‘Ag in the Classroom” educational program provides the opporutnity for MKC employees to visit classrooms (Kindergarden through 5th grade) and teach students about agriculture including the cooperative system and the grains grown in Kansas.

To inquire about an MKC representative visiting a classroom, please contact Nichole Gouldie at or 620-345-6328.
Posted: 10/4/2019 6:52:48 PM by Nichole Gouldie | with 0 comments
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