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Staying Safe with Valley Wide

June is National Safety Month As June marks the beginning of National Safety Month, it’s a reminder for us all to reassess our safety practices, whether we’re operating heavy machinery, working in agriculture, or simply going about our daily routines. While this month emphasizes safety awareness, it’s crucial to prioritize safety every day of the…

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Valley Wide Acquires Legacy Feed and Fuel

Growth in the Treasure Valley Valley Wide Cooperative is excited to announce that we have officially acquired Legacy Feed & Fuel’s two locations in Nampa, ID, and Meridian, ID! This expansion is a huge milestone in our commitment to backing our agricultural and local communities with quality products and services. Legacy Feed & Fuel has…

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June is National Dairy Month

Celebrate Dairy Month with Valley Wide June is National Dairy Month, a time when the United States celebrates the vital contributions of the dairy industry. For over 85 years, this month-long recognition has shone a spotlight on the hardworking dairy farmers and families who ensure milk and dairy products reach our grocery store shelves every…

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    Giving Back

    Since 1920 Valley Wide Cooperative has been helping farmers and ranchers build their homes and businesses through dedication and partnerships. Valley Wide Cooperative is involved in every community we are a part of, and we are helping to cultivate and strengthen the current and next generation of farmers.

    Valley Wide Cooperative offers special programs that helps build the communities that we are involved in. Our donations focus on, but are not limited to, organizations relating to agriculture and hunger.

    Valley Wide Cooperative is passionate about the success of the communities we are in.  Several ways through which we do so are in are sponsorships, grants, and donations. Please select the option you are looking for below.

    Eric Beck Memorial Scholarship

    An investment in the cooperative’s future

    In 2018 our annual scholarship giving was renamed the Eric Beck Memorial Scholarship in honor of Eric Beck (1955-2017). Eric was a board member of one of Valley Wide’s predecessors, Menan Cooperative and later was instrumental in the formation of Valley Wide Cooperative. As a farmer and rancher in Menan, Idaho, he was a life-long advocate of the cooperative system. He put a high value on learning and teaching others the skills he excelled in during his life. We are proud to award scholarships in his name.

    Scholarship Deadline: March 31st, 2024

    We are now taking applications for the 2024 Eric Beck Memorial Scholarship. Only children and grandchildren of Valley Wide Co-op members and employees are eligible to apply. We will award 15, $2000 scholarships to high school graduates that are enrolled for fall courses at a college, university, trade school, or similar program in the fall of 2024.

    Giving Back to the Community…Investing in the Future

    Valley Wide Cooperative is committed to investing in the future of our  communities through education and leadership development.

    Requirements:

    • Any accredited school or area of study will be considered with preference awarded to focuses on agricultural fields.
    • Must be a high school graduate and enrolled for fall courses at a college, university, trade school, or similar program in the fall of 2024.
    • Parents or grandparents must be members or an employee of Valley Wide Cooperative. Graduating High School employees of Valley Wide Cooperative may also apply.

    Application Instructions:

    • Have a high school counselor or administrator fill out the Academic Status Verification form (PDF available for download below). Home schoolers welcome with parent’s signature verifying curriculum and class standing on the Academic Status Verification form
    • Fill out the electronic application below and upload a scanned copy of the completed Academic Status Verification form. Applications will not be accepted without the form.

    APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY March 31st, 2024 TO BE CONSIDERED.

    *Before filling out the form below, we require the Academic Status Verification to be filled out by your school counselor or administrator, or if you are being home schooled, by your parent. Please upload a copy or picture of the completed form within the provided field in the electronic form below.






















      Upload completed academic status verification

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      Which major are you planning to study? How does that relate to your future goals? If you are undecided, what factors will you consider when choosing a major?

      Which college, university, trade school, or similar program are you enrolled, and why?


      Please describe any leadership, volunteer or extracurricular related programs or projects in which you have been involved in high school, community or elsewhere.

      Please use this area to write or paste a small essay about the following questions
      1. In your opinion, what do you consider to be the most challenging issue(s) that your country faces as it relates to your home town, community, or way of life?
      2. Who were/are the most influential people in your life and in what way did they influence you?
      3. Please describe your parents, grandparents, or your family's involvement in Valley Wide Cooperative.



      Donation

      A financial contribution or an item for an auction or raffle provided for a club (ie FFA, 4H), school program or event, or other community event.

      In our commitment to supporting the communities in which we do business, Valley Wide Cooperative provides donations in amounts equal to or less than $500. Donations can be both in monetary amounts or items under an amount of $500, such as silent auction items for an FFA fundraiser. If you are seeking donations in an amount over $500, and are a 501(c)(3) organization, please use our Grant form above to apply.

      Ever-increasing requests for sponsorships, donations, and grants have compelled our company to alter our community programs. We have correlated and streamlined our processes to match our company’s social responsibility platform with helping local programs and organizations.

      Going forward, all contributions and donation request forms must be submitted through our website at least sixty (60) days prior to the date of the event or program.  This notice will allow us to comply with our approval and distribution process. Any requests made in less than 60 days will be processed, but we can not guarantee a quick turnaround. We will respond within a month prior (30 days) to your event, if not sooner to let you know if your request has been approved or not.

      Please be aware that we do not donate to individual foundations or sponsor individual participation.
















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        Sponsorship

        A financial contribution or larger item necessary for the event (ie – fencing for the fair).  Sponsorships involved some form of in-kind marketing, promotions, or advertising (like banners, program ads, use of logos on promotions materials)  and are generally event related like fairs, rodeos, community events, school sports, etc.

        The Valley Wide Cooperative Sponsorship program is designed to support community events of local organizations. Generally, we sponsor events such as fairs, rodeos, and FFA & 4-H events with a monetary amount. As a farmer’s cooperative, we are passionate about agriculture and supporting the communities in which we serve. We receive many applications for sponsorship, and as a dedicated, community-driven organization, we take the time to process each and every sponsorship request received.

        Ever-increasing requests for sponsorships, donations, and grants have compelled our company to alter our community programs. We have correlated and streamlined our processes to match our company’s social responsibility platform with helping local programs and organizations.

        Going forward, all contributions and donation request forms must be submitted through our website at least sixty (60) days prior to the date of the event or program. This notice will allow us to comply with our approval and distribution process. Any requests made in less than 60 days will be processed, but we can not guarantee a quick turnaround. We will respond within a month prior (30 days) to your event, if not sooner to let you know if your request has been approved or not.

        Please be aware we do not sponsor individual foundations or individual participation.

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          Grants

          A financial contribution over $1000 and provided to a 501(c)(3) organization. Grants are for organizations that need larger funding for projects that are community based like schools or other educational entities, food pantries and shelters, fairgrounds, etc.  These are submitted to Land O’Lakes for grant funding to match our donation dollar-for-dollar.  There are very specific guidelines for grant funding, and our CEO determines which projects will be submitted for funding.

          Our grant program is designed for any organization or group looking for a monetary or non-monetary donation from Valley Wide Cooperative. Over the last 3 years Valley Wide Coop along with matching funds from Land O’Lakes has donated nearly $200,000 through our benevolence fund.

          A Partner with our Community

          We enjoy being of service to our community and making time to give back to the those that help to support us. Our objective is to be the dependable next door neighbor in every location that we are a part of, whether it is through benevolence, service or business.

          This year Valley Wide Coop will be contributing up to 20 separate grants to local (non-profit) civic, cultural, arts, youth, educational, and community groups in our areas of impact. These funds will be issued to all groups chosen by our benevolence committee. We will offer preference to groups who can use the extra help as they may not have access to government grants, or other traditional revenue sources. If you can think of any groups who could use some assistance, we encourage you to have them contact us directly with their inquiries or complete the below application.

          Although not exclusively limited to agriculture, donations are typically given to organizations that are affiliated or involved with agriculture. Valley Wide Cooperative also contributes to local organizations, educational groups, and youth groups that take place in the areas that we serve. Unfortunately, Valley Wide Cooperative is not able to donate to all organizations. Please be aware that we do not donate to individual foundations or sponsor individual participation.

          Due to our size and being involved in so many different communities, Valley Wide Cooperative does not donate or sponsor individual school sports, club or team sports. Due to the amount of requests we receive, Valley Wide Cooperative makes one donation per group per calendar year. If you are part of a larger organization, please coordinate your requests accordingly.

          Ever-increasing requests for sponsorships, donations, and grants have compelled our company to alter our community programs. We have correlated and streamlined our processes to match our company’s social responsibility platform with helping local programs and organizations.

          Going forward, all contributions and donation request forms must be submitted through our website at least sixty (60) days prior to the date of the event or program. This notice will allow us to comply with our approval and distribution process. Any requests made in less than 60 days will be processed, but we can not guarantee a quick turnaround. We will respond within the calendar year to let you know if you were selected for the grant or denied.

          Grant Request Form

          *Please note: grant requests may take up to sixty (60) business days for committee review. Contacting Valley Wide Cooperative or any of its subsidiaries will not expedite the review process.

          ** Include a copy of your organizations tax exempt ruling under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.**

          Feel free to contact donations@valleywidecoop.com with any questions or concerns. You may also email, mail, or fax your completed application to the Valley Wide office using the information supplied below.

          Valley Wide Cooperative
          2114 North 20th Street
          Nampa, ID 83687
          Fax: (208) 466-8449
          donations@valleywidecoop.com
















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