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Chinese department of ag officials visit SSC

President & CEO Jeff Stroburg and members of the Southern States leadership team met with Chinese agronomist Huang Yaohui and staff deputy director for China’s Department of Science Technology and Education, He Xiaodan to learn about how co-ops are organized and how they function.

Puppy Paw Donation Drive

Local farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative is raising funds in their stores for animals in the areas affected by Hurricane Florence. The company is partnering with feed company Nutrena and its Feed It Forward program to collect financial donations in stores that the company will use to purchase and ship animal feed to the areas affected by Florence.

Southern States wins Most Valuable Dealership Award

Southern States Cooperative has won Precision Farming Dealer magazine’s fifth annual Most Valuable Dealership award. The award recognizes North America’s top precision agriculture operation in terms of sales, support and service of precision farming technology.

New Chief Operating Officer and Head of Agronomy

Farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative has promoted Steve Becraft to chief operating officer and hired Sean Knapp as their new executive vice president of agronomy.

Agrium to Acquire Southern States Cooperative’s Ag-retail Businesses

CALGARY, Alberta -- Agrium Inc. (TSX and NYSE: AGU) announced today a binding purchase agreement between its Crop Production Services (“CPS”) Ag retail business and Southern States Cooperative, Inc. (“Southern States”) for the acquisition of 20 Ag-retail locations in the states of Georgia and Florida and its integrated cotton ginning business in Statesboro, Georgia. Anticipated annual revenue from these locations is over $100-million.

Fueling FFA Campaign

Farm supply retailer Southern States Cooperative is launching its first annual Fueling FFA campaign in an effort to raise money to help young, future farmers in the state of North Carolina. Southern States is donating a portion of their propane sales from one of their propane trucks to the North Carolina FFA Association.

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