Our History

The CO-OP Agribusiness Legacy

A New Beginning

1987

White River CO-OP was started as the merge the two neighboring counties, Martin and Daviess County CO-OPs. Martin County CO-OP being the stronger of the two provided the leadership of the White River CO-OP. Part of the early merge was to gain buying strength.

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1996

Monroe-Lawrence Farm Bureau and Orange County CO-OP showed interests in merging with White River. Monroe-Lawrence voted and was passed and came on board with White River, Orange County’s votes, however it was not passed and no merge was made. White River constructed its first 100% owned Swine Facility in Newberry.

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1999

Mallet Oil Company convenience store was purchased by White River and is now the Plainville C Store, where Country Mark fuel is sold.

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2002

White River has agreed to a joint venture with CO-Alliance in Owen County. That agreement consisted of White River taking care of the southern half of Owen County while CO-Alliance took care of the northern half. Along with that White River took on two employees from CO-Alliance that worked in Owen County.

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2014

White River CO-OP added a 360 Yield Center dealership.  Hasler Oil Company was purchased, adding a convenience store at Scotland and several tankwagons and transport fuel customers.

Farm Bureau Co-op History
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2019

The CO-OP added 163,000 bushels of grain storage at Loogootee Grain facility.

1991

Greene County CO-OP started looking for a stronger cooperative to merge with. Looking to grow White River showed interest and after board member votes, Greene County became part of White River CO-OP.

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CO-OP History

2001

The White River CO-OP added Simmons hog farm to its Swine Department.

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2010

The CO-OP added board representation from Orange Co.

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2012

Kemple Propane in French Lick was purchased. White River CO-OP added a Precision Planting dealership.

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2017

A new convenience store at the Scotland Junction location is also being constructed and is projected to be done Spring/Summer 2017. A new fertilizer plant is also in construction on Highway 50, which will hold 5,000 tons of fertilizer. We hope to be servicing customers with dry fertilizer by the fall of 2017. Most recently White River added LG Seeds to their dealership lineup.

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2018

Opened the White River Junction C-store at Exit 87 on I-69. Began operations at the new 5,000 ton fertilizer facility and agronomy retail location on Hwy 50 west of Loogootee. Purchased 505,000 bushels of storage west of Loogootee.

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