Summer community support

Since 1920, Valley Wide Cooperative has been involved in the communities where we live, work and play. We’re building our communities, but also helping cultivate and strengthen the current and next generation of industry leaders through donations focused on, but not limited to, organizations related to agriculture and hunger relief. This summer Valley Wide was…

Returning to his rural roots: Carl Pendleton

Pendleton Ranch, Shoshone, Idaho With degrees in engineering and nuclear science from Idaho State University, Carl Pendleton had no intention of returning to the family farm near Shoshone, Idaho. Instead, his career path pointed toward writing siting reports for nuclear power plants. Then the Three-Mile Island and Trojan Nuclear disasters struck in the late ‘70s,…

Valley Ag grows to serve Washington ag producers

Valley Ag has entered new geography in Central Washington by purchasing Saddle Mountain Supply, including their four agronomy centers, fleet, equipment, and management devoted to serving growers in the area. Saddle Mountain Supply has served Columbia Basin and surrounding growers and generously supported neighboring communities, schools, and cities since the 1970s. The purchased agronomy locations…

FFA Donation: Helping Up-and-Coming Industry Leaders

With their grant partner Land O’ Lakes, Valley Wide Cooperative donated $10,000 to the Idaho FFA Foundation. The two cooperatives contribute more than $100,000 annually to local communities and organizations. Receiving the donation from the Idaho FFA was Idaho FFA Foundation Executive Director Marcia Jedry, who shared words of thankfulness: “Great businesses always think about…

Dollars to Help Strengthen Communities

Since 1920, Valley Wide Cooperative has been involved in the communities where we live, work and play. This Fall, we were able to present funds raised this Spring in our Valley Wide Country Stores to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) received $18,039.86 from Shamrock sales in Valley Wide Country Stores. Funds…

Raising Funds and Awareness

Customers at Valley Wide Country Stores donated $4733.51 to the Women’s and Children’s Alliance by rounding up their purchases to a whole dollar amount. What is the Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA)? The WCA has been an important community partner for 110 years. Originally started as the YWCA by nine pioneering women, it offered safe…