The cooperative system provides you with true ownership of the business you participate in, whether the local gin or the regional marketing, warehousing, or cottonseed-processing cooperatives. The grower-owners of each cooperative elect a board of directors, making sure your business is run the way you see fit.
When you are a user and an owner of each level of the supply chain, or each level of the cooperative system, more value is added to your crop than would be otherwise. You will receive dividends from the gin as well as the warehousing, marketing and cottonseed-processing cooperatives.
COOPERATION, NOT COMPETITION
When you join a cooperative, it competes in the market on your behalf. In working cooperatively with other grower-owners, your cooperative has a more prominent presence in the marketplace. This provides you with the best possible value for your crop while minimizing your risk along the way.