Waller County Farmers and Ranchers Co-op

IMG_0907The Waller County Farmers and Ranchers Co-op is in operation. We will meet twice a month at the Waller Country Agri-Life Extension Service, 836 Austin St Ste 203, Hempstead, TX 77445 · (979) 826-7651. The next meeting is Monday, January 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm. We do not have the website up yet but you can find us on Facebook. Membership is open to all people working in agriculture or those that want to learn agriculture. During the next few meetings we will be working on the bylaws. Once those are approved we will be voting in the first elected officers, so now is a good time to be participating.
From the Facebook page…
“Our co-op will endeavor to help local growers farm in a sustainable and environmentally friendly manner while achieving sufficient incomes. We want to embody the local food effort in our area and contribute to preserving farming and farmlands in our area.”
We will be providing training workshops this spring and sharing research.
In the future we hope to work toward providing food hubs, poultry processing, agricultural equipment, etc.
You do not have to live in Waller County to be a member. Come by and get involved.  A membership has a one time $50.00 fee.  The next meeting we will have a visit from Greg Koehler of the Texas Rural Cooperative Center and an expert on co-ops.

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