Become a Member
Consider joining the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc.
Personal Relationships – At the Cooperative, personal relationships are important. The staff is readily available to members and takes pride in responding promptly to their questions and concerns.
Access to Services – Members have access to laboratory and quality improvement resources. Members can patronize the Cooperative owned store and receive dividends on purchases. Members can participate in interest-free grain and fertilizer purchase programs and group health insurance programs.
Competitive Hauling Rates – The Cooperative maintains competitive hauling rates which are based on each members annual milk volume.
Premiums – Premium incentives include a monthly quality program, an annual milk quality recognition program which provides bonuses for meeting specific quality standards throughout the year, an rBST free premium, and the Cooperative’s profit distribution..
Investment in Cooperative – The only controlling body of the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc. is its contributing membership, which controls whatever capital is invested. The St. Albans Cooperative Creamery encourages active participation of its membership in decisions that affect the Cooperative. St. Albans Cooperative’s decision making process is one member – one vote with voting rights determined by owning one share of Voting Common Stock and active milk production. One share of this stock per farm is issued at the cost of $1.00 per share when a farmer becomes a legal member of the Cooperative. Farmers are also required to complete a marketing agreement for membership with a term of one year.
The Future – The future of the Cooperative and the dairy industry requires a membership that is well informed on industry, legislative and marketing issues. Our Young Cooperator Program is designed to develop these skills in younger farmers. St. Albans advocates for programs like the Northeast Interstate Dairy Compact, Milk Income Loss Contract (MILC) program, the Cooperatives Working Together (CWT) program and also works closely with national, regional and state organizations involved in shaping dairy policy and improving dairy practices.
To schedule a farm visit, request a membership handbook or for additional information about becoming a member of the St. Albans Cooperative Creamery, Inc complete the form below or call Gene Archambault directly at 802-524-6581.