Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to become a member of the WGFC Co-op?
Membership costs for joining the cooperative is $20/annually.
What areas do the West Georgia Farmers Cooperative serve?
How do I apply for membership?
Click Contact Us, then Membership and submit your New membership application.
Is your produce chemical free?
All produce is 100% Chemical free
How often you do have a market?
We offer a market once a month to the public.
What do you grow?
What is a cooperative?
A cooperative is a voluntary, contractual organization of people having a mutual ownership interest in providing themselves a service on a not-for-profit basis. Most commonly, consumers join together to purchase something that otherwise is not cost-effectively available to them. CFC is a cooperative and its members are primarily other cooperatives.
How are cooperatives different from other businesses/utilities?
Cooperative businesses are unique because they are owned by the members they serve (as opposed to shareholders) and because they are guided by a set of seven principles that reflect the best interests of those consumers.
In 1929 only 9.5 percent of farms in America had access to central station electric service because the costs to run electricity to more remote areas was prohibitive and unprofitable. So, in 1935 President Franklin D. Roosevelt established the Rural Electrification Administration (REA) to provide funding for farm communities to establish electric cooperatives