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The Missouri Institute of Cooperatives (MIC) is an association of local and regional cooperatives organized to provide education on the cooperative form of business. Through youth programs, the annual newsletter, and the annual meeting, MIC fosters learning and discussion on cooperatives for the cooperative leaders of today and tomorrow.


October is Co-op Month in Missouri

First place winner Hailey Schepers

In recognition of economic contributions of cooperatives, their service to Rural Missouri and their important role developing future leaders, Governor Mike Parson designated October as Co-op Month in Missouri.

The MIC Board accepted the proclamation on behalf of Missouri cooperatives.

Pictured Left to Right: Beau Hepler, Joe Parcell, Pat Walter, Matt Staley, Kristi Livingston, Tyler Mason, Michael Cook, Jonathan Fuller, MIC Vice President Elizabeth Shade, Luke Fitzpatrick, Carmen Hartwell, MIC President Sean Vanslyke, Kenney Steeves, MIC Secretary Steve Fairchild, and Scott Gardner. (Photo courtesy of MFA Incorportated.)


2019 Missouri Cooperative Hall of Fame Inductees

The following individuals were inducted into the Missouri Cooperative Hall of Fame in March, 2019.
      Benny Farrell, MFA Oil Company (Member Category)
      Barry Hart, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives (Employee Category)
      Gary Irwin, FCS Financial (Employee Category)
      James Nivens, FCS Financial (Member Category)
A full list of Hall of Fame members are located on the Hall of Fame page.


Congratulations to the winners of MIC's 2018-2019 Public Speaking Contest

    First place winner Hailey Schepers

      First Place: Hailey Schepers, California (pictured left)
      Second Place: Jenna Rains, Gallatin
      Third Place: Dakota Pemberton, Richland
Other state contestants and District Winners are: Cole Hammett, Ashland; Ashlyn Hill, Miller; and Justin Schroder, Doniphan.


For more information on MIC, please contact:

Kristi Livingston | Education Coordinator | University of Missouri | 125D Mumford Hall | Columbia, MO | 65211-6200

Phone: 573-882-0140 | Email: livingstonk@missouri.edu