Lucknow Co-operative celebrates 75 years

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A Diamond-White Anniversary celebration marks 75 years of success and growth for Lucknow District Co-operative Inc. On Sept. 7, close to 400 members, customers and friends of the co-operative came out to the co-op to enjoy a barbecue dinner, evening entertainment and social time.

With steady growth, the co-operative has grown its member base to more than 1800, provided strong patronage returns and continued enhancements in capital investments that ultimately improve efficiencies for its farmer-owners. Upgrades such as the addition of its new 90’ x 140’ Layco declining weight blend fertilizer facility in 2014. The facility handles 11 products into one blend compared to a modest three product-mix with the co-operative’s previous system.

A couple years prior, the co-operative purchased 40 additional acres of land to allow for these types of expansions along with a 7,200 sq. ft. building to use for equipment storage. At that same time, Lucknow Co-op took a bold move and transitioned to a fully integrated accounting system that tracks everything in one system such as field mapping, agronomic planning and custom blending records.

This year the Co-op added a large 60,000 usg propane tank to increase the efficiency of its bulk propane deliveries.

Fast forward to today, Lucknow District Co-operative celebrates its 75th anniversary with a new look to its logo.