First REAL Oregon class selected for leadership training

  Thursday, October 12, 2017

The program is intended to develop leaders who will speak for agriculture and natural resource industries during policy or legislation discussions. Thirty agriculture and natural resource professionals have been selected to take part in the first Resource Education and Agricultural Leadership (REAL) Oregon Program. REAL Oregon is a collaboration of ag, forestry and fishing commodity […]

Wilco & Purina Invite Pig Owners to Free Educational Events

  Friday, October 6, 2017

Learn from a swine nutritionist and a sow breeder. Shoreview, Minn. – October 04, 2017 Wilco Farm Store and Purina Animal Nutrition invite pig owners or those considering owning pigs to two free educational events. The events will focus on the following topics: Getting started raising pigs Pig selection: What to think about. Keeping pig […]

Wilco to Open Farm Store in East Bremerton

  Wednesday, October 4, 2017

EAST BREMERTON, WA — Wilco, an Oregon-based retailer of farming and pet supplies, plans to open a store within a struggling East Bremerton strip mall on Wheaton Way in early 2018, the company confirmed Tuesday. The company, which proclaims itself to be “the largest farmer and rancher owned agricultural supply cooperative in the Pacific Northwest,” […]

Wilco to Open New Store in Bremerton, WA

  Monday, September 25, 2017

East Bremerton Plaza, formerly Lowes and Eagle Hardware, will be the new home to Wilco and more than 35 team members. Wilco currently operates 18 stores in Washington and Oregon.  Bremerton will be the company’s 19th retail store and 6th store in Washington; joining Gig Harbor and Puyallup in the greater Seattle area. Wilco is […]

Development Highlighted at NRHA STIHL Leadership Conference

  Monday, August 7, 2017

Melanie Moul, – 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 […]