Hazelnuts offer farmers diversification

  Thursday, April 12, 2018

Butler Farms adds tree nuts to their line-up of crops. By Brenna Wiegand For the Capital Press Published on April 12, 2018 9:59AM Five years ago, Butler Farms started making room for hazelnuts among the grass seed, peppermint, corn and bean fields. Brothers Gary, Tim and David Butler began replacing a little of each crop […]

Wilco Celebrates Retirement of Longtime CEO

  Friday, December 15, 2017

Members and employees of Wilco celebrated the retirement of CEO, Doug Hoffman on Thursday at the Salem Convention Center. SALEM — Members and employees of Wilco gathered Thursday evening to celebrate the retirement of longtime president and CEO Doug Hoffman, who led the farmers’ cooperative based in Mt. Angel, Oregon for 23 years. Hoffman, 65, […]

Wilco to Add New Store in Redmond, Oregon

  Tuesday, October 24, 2017

After a recent announcement of a new Bremerton, Washington store, Wilco has announced plans to also add a new store in Redmond, Oregon by mid-year of 2018. Redmond will be the 20th Wilco store and 3rd location in Central Oregon; joining Bend and Prineville who originated from Wilco’s purchase of Round Butte Seed’s farm store business in 2013.  […]


Tim Ramsey, Wilco’s Next CEO

  Friday, October 20, 2017

Wilco announces Tim Ramsey as the new CEO and President to lead the agricultural cooperative towards continued success. The transition takes place after Doug Hoffman retires from 23 years with the coop.  Ramsey joins Wilco later this year with a transition period in December to fully manage the company by January 1st. As a farmer […]

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 […]