How long has Federated Co-ops been serving its members?

We have roots in the early 1900's, when farmers and residents of rural Minnesota formed cooperatively owned companies to market their dairy products and assure themselves a reliable source of feed and fuel as well as groceries, machinery, lumber, trucking, and even funeral services. At least 24 local cooperatives (one founded as early as 1907) joined together in several mergers over the years. A final merger in 2001 formed Federated Co-ops, Inc., headquartered in Princeton, MN. CAP Trico Oil and Propane of Cloquet, MN has joined this union in 2007, making Federated Co-ops, Inc. the 18th largest U.S. propane supplier. Below is a list of co-ops that merged over the years, eventually forming Federated Co-ops, Inc:

  • Farmers Co-op Creamery, Milaca, MN (later renamed Mille Lacs Ag Service and headquartered at Pease, MN)
  • Farmers Cooperative Association, Princeton, MN
  • Kanabec County Cooperative Oil Association, Mora, MN
  • Ogilvie Co-op Exchange
  • Hinckley Co-op Feed Mill
  • C-A-P Cooperative Oil Association (later known as C.A.P. Propane Plus, Kettle River, MN)
  • Trico Cooperative Oil Association (later known as Trico Oil & Propane Cooperative)
  • Mille Lacs County Cooperative Oil Association
  • Pine County Cooperative Association, Pine City, MN
  • Pine County Farmers Exchange
  • Braham Co-op
  • Rush City Co-op
  • Hinckley Co-op Stores
  • Federated Co-ops, Inc of East Central Minnesota (later called Federated Propane)
  • Isanti County Cooperative Association
  • Princeton Cooperative Association, Princeton, MN
  • Isle Cooperative Oil Association, Isle, MN
  • Chisago Lakes Cooperative
  • Central Rivers Cooperative
  • Polk County Co-op, Osceola, WI
  • C.A.P.-Trico Oil & Propane Cooperative, Cloquet, MN
  • Wright County Co-op, St. Michael, MN
  • Benton County Co-op, Foley, MN