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Wilco Announces Leadership Transition

  Tuesday, September 10, 2019

MT ANGEL, Ore., September 10, 2019 – Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, recently announced a leadership transition to better align its future strategic direction and support key strategic partnerships. Sam Bugarsky, a Wilco veteran has been named interim CEO. He assumes duties previously held by former CEO Tim Ramsey. “All of Wilco’s business units are poised […]

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Wilco to Bring Rural Lifestyle Brands to Lake Oswego

  Tuesday, July 9, 2019

MT ANGEL, Ore., July 9, 2019– Wilco, a farmer-owned cooperative, is announcing plans to open a new store in Lake Oswego, Oregon in early 2020. The new location will expand the specialty retailer’s footprint to over 20 locations across Oregon and Washington. Committed to nurturing the passions of small-town living, Wilco carries a wide range […]

Local Entrepreneur Named 2019 Young Retailer of the Year

  Thursday, May 16, 2019

INDIANAPOLIS– TJ Colson, director of store operations for Wilco in Mt. Angel, Oregon, was recently named one of the independent hardware industry’s seven 2019 Young Retailer of the Year honorees by the North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA). The Young Retailer of the Year program, now in its 23rd year, identifies and promotes the next […]

Wilco Donates $1 Million to FFA

  Monday, May 13, 2019

ANGEL, Ore., May 13, 2019 – Wilco, an agricultural cooperative serving farmers and customers in Oregon and Washington, announced that it has donated more than $1 million to the FFA organizations in the two states it serves through its FFA Forever campaign, launched in 2011. The funds represent donations from the cooperative, its employees, its […]

Hazelnut Market Place Now Open for Business in Donald, OR

  Sunday, December 9, 2018

All things hazelnut can now be found in Donald, Oregon. The Hazelnut Marketplace is located in front of the brand-new hazelnut processing facility not far off I-5 in Donald. Hazelnuts, also known as filberts, are a growing crop in Oregon with expected record crops in the coming years. To support this growth, Wilco, a farmer-owned […]

Wilco Co-op grows with the Expo

  Friday, November 2, 2018

The 3,000 farmer-members own farm stores, bulk fuel operations, Valley Agronomics and Hazelnut Growers of Oregon. By Geoff Parks | For the Capital Press Published on November 1, 2018 8:43AM Besides a longtime relationship based on business and a deep involvement in the agriculture industry, Wilco Farmers Co-op shares another particular trait with the Willamette […]

How Oregon Works: Why ‘Hands-off’ hazelnuts are booming in Oregon

  Friday, October 12, 2018

Tom Aman, one of three Aman brothers who work the family hazelnut business, during a day of harvest at their Mount Angel orchard recently.CATHY CHENEY|©PORTLAND BUSINESS JOURNAL By Pete Danko – Staff Reporter, Portland Business Journal Oct 9, 2018, 2:52pm Hazelnuts are obviously a great fit for the Willamette Valley — thanks to the right […]

Oregon FFA and Les Schwab Are Working Together To #DriveAwayHunger

  Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The public is encouraged to drop food donations at any Les Schwab tire center, Wilco farm store or a local FFA chapter. <hr> Fall is here which means a trip to the pumpkin patch to enjoy hay rides and caramel apples is likely in store. As the seasons change, the need to help fight hunger […]

Wilco Purchases Bartels Show Feeds of Powell Butte, OR

  Monday, October 1, 2018

Wilco, a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative from Mt. Angel, Oregon, has agreed to purchase Bartels Show Feeds of Powell Butte, Oregon and will relocate the business to their Redmond, Bend, and Prineville stores. REDMOND, OREGON – Timing was perfect for both Bartels Show Feeds and Wilco.  As the business’ only employees, Owners Rich and Cathy Bartels […]