History Timeline

1907

Equity Produce Company Founded

Equity Produce Company, Baldwin

1910

Mondovi Incorporation

MONDOVI HISTORY
Mondovi Equity Exchange founded

Photo: Mondovi Coop Early 1900s. Current home of our Cenex C-Store/Auto & Tire Center.

1916

Amery Cooperative Exchange Founded

AMERY HISTORY


Photo: Amery Station May 1930 (Branch of Polk County Coop of Osceola)

1918

Luck Cooperative Exchange Founded

LUCK HISTORY

Photo: Luck Cooperative Exchange 1918

1919

Durand Incorporation

DURAND HISTORY
Incorporated as the Lower Chippewa Valley Equity Cooperative

Photo: Durand Farmers UnionCoop Oil Company 1931

1922

Mondovi Merger

MONDOVI HISTORY
Merged with Mondovi Feed and Livestock

1926

Milltown Co-op Services

AUGUSTA HISTORY
Augusta Farmers Union Oil Company was incorporated

Photo: Milltown Co–op Services 1926

1927

Augusta Incorporation

AUGUSTA HISTORY
Augusta Farmers Union Oil Company was incorporated

1940

St. Croix Consumers Cooperative

ST. CROIX HISTORY

Photo: St. Croix Consumer Cooperative 1940

1942

New Plant, New Name

AUGUSTA HISTORY
Started a seed and fertilizer plant and renamed to Augusta Farmers Union

1955

Durand Acquires Feed Mill

DURAND HISTORY
Acquisition - Arkansaw Feed Mill from Cecil Harmon

Photo: Durand Feed Mill

1955

Durand Cooperatives Formed

DURAND HISTORY
Merged with Durand Farmers Union Coop Oil Company, became Durand Cooperatives

1956

Mondovi Acquisitions

MONDOVI HISTORY
Acquisitions in Strum, Eleva, and Osseo - mills and petroleum storage

1957

Durand Merger

DURAND HISTORY
Merged with Pepin Farmers Union

1958

Durand Acquisitions

DURAND HISTORY
Acquisition - Rock Falls, Spring Valley, and Elmwood

1979

Mondovi Purchases Fertilizer Plant

MONDOVI HISTORY
Purchased fertilizer plant in Osseo/ Kings Valley

1980

August Acquires Fall Creek

AUGUSTA HISTORY
Acquisition - Fall Creek grain/fertilizer company

Photo: Fall Creek Grain

1987

Mondovi Acquisitions

MONDOVI HISTORY
Acquisition - Whitehall, Blair, Independence Farmers Union

1996

Augusta acquires Auto Service Center

AUGUSTA HISTORY
Acquisition - Fall Creek Auto Service Center (making it one of the three largest co-ops in the area)

1998

Countryside Cooperative Created

Durand and Mondovi Cooperatives join to create Countryside Cooperative

2000

Goldstar Cooperative Founded

GOLDSTAR HISTORY

2000

Countryside Grows

Augusta Farmers Union joins Countryside Cooperative

2007

Countryside Grows

Goldstar Cooperative joins Countryside Cooperative

2011

Countryside Grows

Countryside Cooperative acquires Higley Oil

2012

Countryside Continues to Grow

Acquisition - Countryside purchases Eau Claire Electric LP Division

2014

Merger

Countryside Cooperative merges with Consolidated Energy Cooperative

2015

Merger

Countryside Cooperative merges with Garden Valley Cooperative

Today Countryside is West Central Wisconsin's premiere member-owned cooperative.