What Is a Cooperative?
Cooperatives, including River Country Cooperative, were formed with three basic principles in mind:
The User-Owned Principle: The people who use the cooperative are also those who own the cooperative.
The User-Control Principle: The people who use the cooperative are those who govern the cooperative.
The User-Benefit Principle: The people who use the cooperative benefit from its profits.
These core principles have remained unchanged since River Country was formed decades ago. Today, our cooperative continues to operate with these three guiding principles to accomplish more collectively than our producer/owners could achieve individually.
Our goal at River Country is to help you succeed. Whether you are a producer bringing grain to the elevator or purchasing crop production inputs, or a family filling up with gas and picking up your favorite snacks before a vacation, we’re here for you.
You don’t have to be a cooperative member to save at River Country. But it’s also easy to become a member. If you’re already buying our products and using our services, all you have to do is pick up a patronage card, fill it out, and turn it in. Then as a member of River Country, you’ll share in your cooperative’s annual earnings.