Best Wishes to Federated's Retiring GM

Tim Kavanaugh

For more than three decades Tim Kavanaugh effectively served as the general manager of Federated Co-ops; he started his service to agriculture and energy co-op customers even before the Federated system came to exist as it does today. Last month, Kavanaugh retired and said his farewells, handing off a well-managed cooperative to a new leader.

Kavanaugh's journey through the Federated system began in 1982 after working with several smaller co-ops in Minnesota and Wisconsin. He oversaw four mergers that brought together 12 local cooperatives, which set Federated on course to be one of the Top 50 propane companies in the U.S., as well as a leader in agronomy in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

He demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the cooperative way of doing business -- which included a great appreciation for co-op patrons -- as he guided Federated through the challenges of maintaining and growing both the ag and energy sides of the business, even through economic downturns.

The agronomy team at Federated wishes Tim and his wife Connie the very best in their retirement, recognizing that his shoes will be hard to fill. Thank you for a job well done!