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Southern States Launches New Beef Nutrition Line

September 6, 2016
Farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative has released new beef cattle nutrition products designed to maximize genetic potential.

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  • Southern States Launches Three-Tier Precision Ag Program

    May 17, 2016
    Customized programs provide options for beginner, intermediate and advanced-level farm data managers.

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  • Winfield US and Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Working Toward Exclusive Supply Agreement

    April 20, 2016
    Agreement would bring operational support and WinField portfolio to new customers and furthers support for agricultural retailers.

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  • Southern States Cooperative Continues Expansion in Charlotte Market

    March 21, 2016
    Farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative is opening a store in Conover, North Carolina, its fifth new location in the Charlotte market in the past two years.

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  • Southern States Announces New Head of Agronomy Division

    February 26, 2016
    Southern States has named Steve Becraft as the new Executive Vice President of Agronomy effective March 7, 2016.

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  • FFA Emblem Fundraiser Kicking Off at Southern States

    February 23, 2016
    Farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative will kick off its annual FFA fundraiser on March 1 in an effort to support agricultural education.

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  • Southern States Hosts Regional Leadership Conferences

    January 12, 2016
    Taking the story of the cooperative to customers in the field, management and board members of Southern States Cooperative, a Virginia-based farm supply retailer, participated in five regional leadership conferences in key cities throughout the southeast this past December. Meetings were held in Raleigh, NC, Annapolis, MD, Blacksburg, VA, Valdosta, GA and Louisville, KY.

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  • Southern States Wins Precision Ag Award for Second Year in a Row

    December 15, 2015
    Southern States Cooperative's East Georgia Agronomy Service won the 2015 Precision Impact Award and was recognized for the second year in a row at the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference and Expo as one of the farm industry’s leaders in precision agriculture.

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  • Southern States Announces 2015 Holiday Food Drive

    November 3, 2015
    Southern States Cooperative will launch its 5th annual Holiday Food Drive on November 9th.

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  • Southern States to Open Superstore in Dallas, NC

    November 3, 2015
    Farm-supply retailer Southern States Cooperative is opening one of its biggest stores yet in Dallas, NC this December.

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  • Southern States to Open Superstore in Mooresville

    July 14, 2015
    Farm-supply retailer Southern States Cooperative is opening one of its biggest stores yet in Mooresville this coming fall.

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  • Ribbon-cutting, Grand Opening Next Week for Southern States

    July 7, 2015
    Southern States Cooperative will host a special VIP event and ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday evening, July 16th, to officially open its doors for business for their new generation superstore in Rock Hill.

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  • Southern States Announces Store Grand Opening Date

    June 3, 2015
    Construction of the new Southern States Cooperative location is moving along, and the farm supply cooperative has officially released a grand opening date.

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  • Southern States and Kentucky Equine Research to Partner with Schramm Equestrian

    April 30, 2015
    Equestrian and three-day eventing enthusiasts probably recognize the names Dom and Jimmie Schramm. They are the energetic young couple at the heart of EventionTV, a popular series of short web videos that deal with riding, training and horse-related management tips, all mixed with a healthy dose of humor.

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  • Southern States Announces New President and CEO

    April 10, 2015
    Southern States announced the selection of Jeff Stroburg as the new President and Chief Executive Officer.

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  • Farm Supply Store Southern States Breaks Ground in Rock Hill

    April 9, 2015
    One of the largest farm supply cooperatives in the southeast is coming to Rock Hill.

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  • Southern States Signs Show Jumping Superstar

    March 16, 2015
    Southern States has entered into a horse feed sponsorship with Laura Kraut, one of the top international show jumping riders.

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  • Buy an FFA Emblem at Southern States Co-op Store

    February 23, 2015
    The cashier at Southern States might ask you to part with an extra dollar this month. But don’t worry. It’s not inflation on the rise. It’s for a good cause. Southern States is supporting the National FFA Organization by selling FFA emblems for $1. The campaign takes place March 1 – March 31, 2015.

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  • Deadline for Southern States / John Deere Financial Scholarship Approaches

    February 2, 2015
    In 2013, Southern States Cooperative and John Deere Financial established a scholarship fund available to rising college sophomores pursuing a two year, associate’s degree with a focus in agriculture. Applications for the 2015 academic year are now being accepted through February 13, 2015.

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  • Southern States wins big at ARA Conference and Expo

    January 23, 2015
    The Southern States Latta Service in Dillon, SC won the 2014 Precision Impact Award and was recognized at the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) Conference and Expo as one of the industry’s leaders in precision ag technology.

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  • Southern States / John Deere Scholarship Applicants Sought

    December 23, 2014
    In 2013, Southern States Cooperative and John Deere Financial established a scholarship fund available to rising college sophomores pursuing an associate’s degree with a focus on agriculture. Applications for the 2015 academic year are now being accepted through February 13, 2015.

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  • Southern States Hosts Annual Stockholder’s Meeting

    December 3, 2014
    Southern States Cooperative, one of the nation’s largest agriculture supply cooperatives, held its annual stockholder’s meeting on Wednesday, November 19th at its Richmond, Virginia headquarters

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  • Southern States wins 2014 AFIA Feed Mill of the Year Award

    November 17, 2014
    Southern States Cooperative’s feed mill in Park City, KY has been named the winner of the 2014 American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Feed Mill of the Year award.

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  • Southern States Launches 2014 Holiday Food Drive

    November 3, 2014
    The fourth annual Southern States Holiday Food Drive begins November 10, 2014. As in past years, Southern States Cooperative will partner with local food banks in cities and communities throughout the southeast to help feed disadvantaged families and individuals during the holiday season.

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  • 2015 Southern States / John Deere Financial Scholarships Announced

    October 27, 2014
    For more than 11 years, Southern States Cooperative has partnered with John Deere Financial to provide competitive financing programs for Southern States customers. In 2013, the two companies established a scholarship fund available to rising college sophomores pursuing an associate’s degree focused on agriculture. Applications for the 2015 academic year will be accepted from November 3, 2014 through February 13, 2015.

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  • Georgia Grower Named 2014 Southeastern Farmer of the Year

    October 27, 2014
    Southern States would like to congratulate Georgia crop farmer Philip Grimes who was named this year’s Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Ag Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year, on October 14th in Moultrie, Georgia.

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  • New Agronomy Procurement Veterans Bring Strength to Southern States

    September 15, 2014
    Southern States Cooperative is pleased to announce the appointment of two ag-industry veterans to its Agronomy Procurement division.

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  • Southern States® Announces Alliance with Kentucky Equine Research®

    August 7, 2014
    Southern States® Cooperative, manufacturers of the Legends® line of premium horse feeds, has announced a strategic alliance with Kentucky Equine Research® (KER), an internationally acclaimed equine nutrition, research and consulting company based in Lexington Kentucky.

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  • Real-Time Kinematic Technology Brings New Level of Accuracy to Farmers

    August 7, 2014
    Southern States Cooperative’s Precision Agriculture Unit announced their plans to offer Real-Time Kinematic (RTK) technology to its precision ag customers in the southeast.

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  • Southern States to Open New Generation of Retail Store in Monroe

    July 15, 2014
    A new Monroe Southern States store, four times the size of the current location, will hold its grand opening August 29th. Located at 1620 East Roosevelt Boulevard in a former BI-LO grocery store, the building has been undergoing extensive renovation since early March.

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  • Pets Aren’t Just Pets Anymore

    June 4, 2014
    If American’s are becoming more conscious of the quality and quantity of foods they are consuming, this awareness is also being extended to their pets. Fluffy and Fido are finding themselves at the center of a huge increase in demand for specialized pet diets including all natural, organic, grain-free, and vegetarian.

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  • Southern States Encourages Returning Vets to Consider Agriculture

    May 15, 2014
    The Livestock Conservancy, in partnership with Southern States, Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Framer Veteran’s Coalition and other leaders in the Ag industry, is offering a slightly “outside-the-box” alternative for veterans to consider: raising heritage livestock and poultry.

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  • Chinese Lift Virginia Poultry Ban

    May 7, 2014
    Word is reaching Virginia poultry producers that China has lifted its seven-year ban on poultry imports from the Commonwealth. The potential for a 20 million dollar boost in poultry sales to the fast growing Chinese market is both exciting and encouraging to Virginia producers.

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  • Southern States Employees Earn ARPAS Certification

    April 23, 2014
    Southern States is proud to announce that four of its employees achieved Equine American Registry of Professional Animal Scientist (ARPAS) certification.

  • Kentucky Cattleman Wins Southern States /John Deere “Gator Giveaway”

    March 25, 2014
    Michael Bale, a Cave City, Kentucky beef producer, was the lucky winner of a 2014 John Deere XUV 825i Gator® utility vehicle at the 2014 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show held in Nashville, Tennessee February 4-7.

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  • Deadline for Southern States / John Deere Financial Scholarships Approaches

    March 3, 2014
    Southern States Cooperative in partnership with John Deere Financial recently announced a scholarship fund available to rising college sophomores pursuing an associate’s degree focused on agriculture. The application deadline for the fall 2014 semester is March 17, 2014.

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  • Southern States Joins Virginia Values Veterans Program

    February 20, 2014
    Southern States Cooperative was recognized by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services, with a Bronze level certification as a part of the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) program.

    Virginia Values Veterans is designed to train and encourage Virginia employers to actively recruit, hire and retain returning veterans in their workforce. Since July 2013, 71 organizations have been certified under the program, and 1,364 jobs for veterans have been pledged.

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  • Buy an FFA emblem at Southern States Co-op Store, Support FFA

    February 11, 2014
    “We are deeply appreciative of Southern States and their assistance to raise financial support for FFA and heighten community awareness about our organization,” said Molly Ball, president of the National FFA Foundation. “Funds raised through the sale of the FFA emblem at Southern States stores will support FFA at the local, state and national level and ensure that we’re able to continue to develop students’ leadership, growth and career success potential.”

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  • Southern States Recognizes Employees at Charlotte Show

    October 9th, 2013
    Five Southern States Associates were honored with the President's Award at this year's annual show in Charlotte. The president’s award was established to promote superior examples of customer service among Southern States’ wholesale and retail employees and private dealers. Nominations were received from throughout Southern States’ ten state service area.

    The five associates honored were:

  • Southern States Locations to Celebrate 90th Anniversary

    September 16, 2013
    On Saturday, September 21st, Southern States Cooperative locations will celebrate 90 years of service to agriculture in the southeast.

    Established in 1923 as the Virginia Seed Service, the organization started with 150 original farmer-members who met in Richmond, Virginia to develop a reliable supply of clover and grain seeds better suited to the soils found in Virginia. The service changed its name to Southern States Cooperative ten years later and grew into to a multi-state agriculture supply cooperative with well over 200 thousand members in 11 core states.

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  • Orange County Woman Receives Free Propane

    As part of Southern States Cooperative’s Fall Home Heating and Propane promotion, an Orange County woman and her son will receive 400 gallons of propane and a freshly painted propane tank complements of her local Southern States retailer.

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  • Southern States Cooperative Announces New Growth Strategy

    July 15, 2013
    Southern States Cooperative today announced a new Agronomy Business Unit to better serve the needs of core agricultural customers. Southern States offers a range of products and services to help growers in the field.

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    • Alabama Press Release

      July 15, 2013
      Southern States Cooperative today announced the closing of eight retail locations in northern Alabama, including the Athens, Centre, Cullman, Danville, Geraldine, Headland, Henagar and Oneonta locations.

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    • Georgia Press Release

      July 15, 2013
      Southern States Cooperative today announced the closing of seven retail locations in northern Georgia, including the Calhoun, Carrollton, Griffin, Madison, Gainesville, Washington and Winder locations.

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    • North Carolina Press Release

      July 15, 2013
      Southern States Cooperative today announced the closing of two retail locations in western North Carolina, including the Boone and Lenoir locations.

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  • Florida Cattleman Wins 2013 Gator from John Deere Financial and Southern States

    June 10, 2013
    Mike Tomkow, a Dade City, Florida beef producer, was the winner of a 2013 John Deere 825i Gator XUV at the 2013 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show held in Tampa, Florida February 6-8.

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