Farmers Cooperative collects over $80,000 and several pallets of farming supplies for flood victims

DORCHESTER - Farmers' Cooperative collected over $80,000 to support farmers devastated by the flooding this spring. The company made the announcement in a news release Monday afternoon. The Southeast Nebraska and Northeast Kansas Cooperative conducted a “Fill the Truck” Campaign for the past several weeks. The campaign was largely supported by Farmers Cooperative patrons, employees, vendors and management. Donations of feed and fencing will be delivered this Wednesday to a couple of collection sites. A Farmers Cooperative truck will make stops at Columbus Ag Park, while a second stop will made at Chance Ridge in Elkhorn. Farmers Cooperative Sales and Marketing Manager Dennis Kenning said the fundraiser exceeded expectations. "To raise that amount, I thought, was pretty remarkable," he said. "We're happy it went so well. Our goal at first was maybe $40,000-$50,000...we're just really pleased with how well it went." Farmers Cooperative had set up collection sites in Beatrice, Milford, Syracuse and Hanover, KS. On top of the $80,000, over 400 fence posts, two pallets of wire and several pallets of feed from Purina were donated to flood victims as well. You can follow Tommy on Twitter @Tommy_NCN.