We Serve Our Members
Our company is owned and run by members of the community, which means the Monte Vista Cooperative is in business, first and foremost, to serve its members, with all of our profits going back into the community. In 1949, a group of forward-thinking farmers formed the Monte Vista Cooperative Association (MVC) to pool resources to buy in bulk. This saved the farmers money, and in turn helped to balance the market and economy in the area. Today, the MVC has more than 7,000 members and not only offers farming and ranch necessities, but also provides petroleum services and stations, a full-service fertilizer department, grain marketing services, a tire sales and service department, hay and potato equipment, and a farm and ranch retail store. MVC’s purchasing power is evident in the premium manufacturers and brands we carry.
To be sure, one of MVC’s main priorities is to keep our area farmers and ranchers in business to help keep our local economy robust and thriving. Our mission, after all, “is to provide options and information, leading-edge technology, and quality products and services to enhance profitability of the membership today and in the future.” But because of the nature of our organization, we have additional community priorities that enrich and enhance our lives as well as our livelihoods. Our owners and members are our neighbors, too, so spending time, energy and dollars on community-based pursuits is essential to, and truly defines, our cooperative.