Harvest Land Cooperative (HLC) and Co-op Country Farmers Elevator (CCFE) announced that Farmward Cooperative would be the new name of their merged companies.

Harvest Land Cooperative (HLC) and Co-op Country Farmers Elevator (CCFE) announced that Farmward Cooperative would be the new name of their merged companies. The name was approved by the Board of Directors on Aug. 8 and will take effect on their merger date, Sept. 1.

The merger of the two cooperatives was approved by the membership on April 6.

The name Farmward was formed from two words: Farming and Forward. To help communicate the meaning and purpose behind the name, they will use the tagline: Advancing farming for generations.

Harvest Land Cooperative is headquartered in Morgan. Co-op Country Farmers Elevator is headquartered in Renville.

Until the completion of the merger on Sept. 1, HLC and CCFE will continue to operate under their current leadership structures as two separate organizations.