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Development Highlighted at NRHA STIHL Leadership Conference

  Monday, August 7, 2017

Melanie Moul, hardwareretailing.com – August 7, 2017 The North American Retail Hardware Association (NRHA) hosted the first NRHA STIHL Foundations of Leadership Conference Aug. 2-3 at the NRHA conference center in Indianapolis. Retailer attendees were current students and graduates of programs offered through the NRHA’s Retail Leadership Institute, including the Retail Management Certification Program and the Foundations […]

Wilco Cooperative CEO Announces Retirement

  Saturday, July 29, 2017

After 23 years, Wilco’s leader and CEO, Doug Hoffman, is set to retire and leave a legacy that honors core values, customers and his team. JULY 29, 2017 Long-time Wilco Cooperative CEO Douglas Hoffman has announced his retirement at the end of the year, leaving a legacy of wise leadership and strong personal ethics that […]

2017 Truck & Forklift Contest

  Sunday, July 16, 2017

Wilco hosted the 5th annual Truck and Forklift Rodeo where team members from over 25 locations met with family and friends for fun and competition. The forklift competition included obstacles traveling forward and in reverse, moving a pallet without disturbing golf balls, and all these obstacles are timed where speed is the tie breaker.  The […]

Wilco Purchases McLain Family Farm & Feed of Albany, OR

  Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Wilco, a farmer-owned agricultural cooperative from Mt. Angel, Oregon, has agreed to purchase McLain Family Farm & Feed of Albany, Oregon and will relocate the business to their Lebanon and Corvallis stores. ALBANY, OREGON – Timing was perfect for both McLain Feed and Wilco.  As the business’ only employees, Owners Dennis and Melissa McLain have […]

Wilco’s Doug Hoffman honored by Oregon Farm Bureau

  Friday, February 3, 2017

“I am proud to give the OFB President’s Award to Doug Hoffman,” OFB President Barry Bushue said. Doug Hoffman, CEO of Wilco Farm Stores, received the Oregon Farm Bureau President’s Award at last month’s 84th Oregon Farm Bureau annual meeting in Salem.The award is selected by the sitting OFB President to recognize an individual who […]

Valley Agronomics & Ag West Working Together to Support Area Agriculture

  Tuesday, January 24, 2017

By Jason Pollard Oregon – After months of meetings and preparation, it has become official that the respective companies of Valley Agronomics and Ag West Supply, based out of Rickreall Oregon, have agreed to work together to support area Agriculture. Valley Agronomics will lease the business from Ag West Supply and hire all of the current […]

Valley Agronomics & Wilco-Winfield to Form New Agronomy Joint Venture

  Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Valley Agronomics LLC, headquartered in Rupert, Idaho, is a joint venture between Valley Wide Cooperative and Winfield Solutions, LLC. Wilco-Winfield, headquartered in Mt. Angel, Oregon, is a joint venture between Wilco Farmers and Winfield Solutions, LLC. Both joint ventures have excelled in providing agronomy expertise to their grower-owners. Their growth over the years has allowed […]

Wilco Shows Military Support

  Tuesday, November 1, 2016

During the month of November in honor of the military and Veterans Day, Wilco has green lights shining at all locations. In addition, Wilco Stores have put the bulbs on sale for 50% off and are also donating $1.00 to Wounded Warriors for each green light bulb sold. “We have a tremendous amount of respect […]

Salem – Wilco Opens 18th Store

  Thursday, September 1, 2016

We’re proud to announce the opening of our 18th Wilco store in Salem, OR this morning at 8:00am. About 1,000 invited guests celebrated the ribbon cutting and sneak peek event last night, enjoying refreshments and shopping in our five signature departments-Livestock, Pet, Garden, Lifestyle Clothing and Hardware. Our big Labor Day “Project” sale is in progress, […]

IP 28: Taxing Oregon Agriculture (Measure 97)

  Tuesday, August 23, 2016

IP 28 isn’t just about making sure “big out-of-state corporations” pay their fair share, it will also hit the pocket books of Oregon farmers. As drafted, IP 28 reflects a major change in the way Oregon taxes its businesses, by taxing based on sales rather than profits. In 2009 the Legislature increased the corporate minimum […]