Mid-States Wool Growers Celebrates 100 Years
February 16, 2018

On Saturday, March 10 at 10:30 a.m., Mid-States Wool Growers Cooperative will celebrate its 100th anniversary of serving sheep producers.

"Much has changed in these 100 years, but the commitment to serve our patrons and provide them with an efficient and effective wool market still stands today," reads the anniversary celebration invitation from Jim Brandt, president of the board of directors, and Dave Rowe, general manager. "While wool marketing was our founding, for more than 60 years Mid-States Wool Growers has been a leading source for the supplies and products that our patrons have needed in the care of their animals."

The history of the Mid-States Wool Growers is rich with producer involvement. From the beginning in 1918 - where producers wanted a better price for their wool - right up to today when producers designed one of the most technologically advanced warehouses in the world, the organization's driving force has always been to meet the needs of the American sheep producer.

Through the years, producers have served on the board of directors and have always tried to be on the cutting edge of sheep-producer service. From its beginnings in 1918 to today's 10,000 farmer/owners marketing 6 million pounds of wool from 23 states, Mid-States has always been a visible example of what producers working together can accomplish.

While the celebration will look back on the history of Mid-States, it will also serve as the official kick-off of the cooperative's next 100 years of service to the American wool industry.

Anyone able to attend the celebration is asked to call 614-837-9665 and reserve a spot at the party by Feb. 26.