The Country Visions Cooperative is based in Reedsville, Wisconsin. We can trace our roots back to 1918 and has grown over the years because of our dedication to service and building long-term relationships from generation to generation. Throughout the years, several co-ops have come together to create a stronger, more effective organization serving a growing area. The counties we serve include Manitowoc and the surrounding counties of Calumet, Door, Kewaunee, Brown, Sheboygan, Fond du Lac, Outagamie, Winnebago, Shawano, Oconto and Marinette. Not all services available in all counties. At Country Visions Cooperative, it's our mission to be your partner for success and first choice supplier of information, products and services. Over the years, our diverse group of member owners has created an equally diverse roster of services, products and resources that are unique to the communities we serve and help our local businesses maintain profitability. What is a Co-op? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) defines a cooperative as a user-owned, user-controlled business that distributes benefits on the basis of use. Member users, or patrons, own and democratically elect the board of directors, which provides oversight of the co-op. Net earnings is distributed on the basis of proportional use, or patronage, and not an investment. Cooperative associations have been organized throughout history to carry out many activities, often in response to economic and social stress. Cooperative organizations in the United States first appeared in the late 1700's and today co-ops can be found in all sectors of the U.S. economy. Consumer, purchasing and farm supply cooperatives are all organized to offer the specialized goods or services that their member patrons want to buy. By combining member demand, a co-op can offer better availability, choice, pricing, or delivery of products or services to consumers, businesses or farmers. Farm supply co-ops cost-effectively supply advice, fuel and agronomy services to farm business owners.