Farmers approve Wilco-HGO merger

  Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Mateusz Perkowski of The Capital Press The members of two Oregon farm cooperatives, Wilco and Hazelnut Growers of Oregon, have overwhelmingly voted to merge their operations. The combination of Wilco, which focuses on farm supplies and fuel, with HGO, which processes and markets hazelnuts, is planned to be complete by Aug. 1. A major result of […]

Wilco & Hazelnut Growers of Oregon Approve Merger

  Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Cooperatives Wilco and Hazelnut Growers of Oregon (HGO) Board of Directors voted to merge this morning during a special meeting at the Salem Convention Center. Each cooperatives respective members passed the vote with 99% of HGO and 79% of Wilco members in favor of the merger. This was after each company’s Board of Directors unanimously […]

Wilco and Hazelnut Growers of Oregon Propose a Merger

  Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Wilco and Hazelnut Growers of Oregon (HGO) Board of Directors have both unanimously agreed to put a vote of merger between the two cooperatives before their respective members. After the announcement to employees and letters to the membership earlier this month, Doug Hoffman, Wilco CEO, and Jeff Fox, HGO CEO, have held six member meetings […]

Wilco Presents a Check to the Washington FFA

  Tuesday, May 24, 2016

This past week representatives from Wilco attended the Washington State FFA Convention to help further a company goal of sustaining the education of youth in agriculture through Wilco’s FFA Forever campaign. The program started a few years ago with Wilco’s commitment to Oregon FFA to help them become self-funded and more stable. As Wilco has […]

Wilco Farm Store Named Stayton Best Shop

  Monday, May 2, 2016

Article from Statesman Journal By Special to the Statesman Journal Wilco has a history that dates all the way back to the 1930’s. It still has paper records from Santiam Farmers Cooperative (Stayton) from 1936. A little over 30 years later, in 1967, Santiam Coop voted with four other Willamette Valley cooperatives and merged together […]

Diana Retires After Nearly 50 Years #MissYouMonday

  Monday, April 4, 2016

One of Wilco’s goals is to maintain the best employees and to make sure team members fit with our Core Values of Integrity, Accountability, Respect, Community, Quality, and Teamwork; mission accomplished with the hiring of Diana Unruh in 1967. When I first started in 1996, I was scared to come to a new place and […]

The Leadership Wisdom of Doug Hoffman

  Friday, April 1, 2016

Article from (The Huffington Post), April 1, 2016 11:36 AM By Bruce Tulgan Founder and Chairman, Doug Hoffman became the President and Chief Executive of WILCO in March of 1994. WILCO is the Northwest’s largest and most sophisticated Agricultural Supply cooperative, providing Agronomy, Petroleum, and Retail Store services to over 500,000 customers with a […]

Farm store co-op Wilco opens new Puyallup store on Canyon Road

  Friday, April 1, 2016

Article from (The News Tribune), March 8, 2016 1:58 PM HIGHLIGHTS 43,000-square-foot store will open March 24, the company’s fifth retail location in Washington state On opening day, Wilco will have about 500 baby chicks in stock for purchase Company has already reached out to Puyallup community for sponsorship opportunities On opening day, March […]

Wilco Named Mount Angel Business of the Year

  Sunday, February 28, 2016

Article from (Our Town Community News) By Dixon Bledsoe From the 2016 February Business sectionn What a run for Wilco. For the fourth consecutive year, the Mount Angel-headquartered business was voted a Top Workplace in Oregon and southwest Washington. The farm and community centered business also was awarded a plaque from Oregon’s Department of […]

Ladies Night – Thank You

  Thursday, February 18, 2016

We’d like to thank everyone who joined us for our annual Ariat Ladies Night.  Refreshments, Discounts, Free Gifts, Ben Moore Paint Samples, Drawings and a lot of fun happened. Our Facebook Fans voted and selected Wounded Warriors as the charity to donate to.  For every customer who purchased an item during Ladies Night, we donated […]