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Farmer's Union Co-operative
Franklin Co. | Pennsylvania | USA | 1929
Township: Antrim Twp. | Watersource: Electricity


Farmer's Union Co-operative
Picture: Robert T.Kinsey 01/22/2009

The office of the present Farmer's Union Cooperatve Feed Mill.

Farmer's Union Co-operative
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/22/2009

In 1929 a group of farmers purchased an old brick yard and built a small co-op creamery.

Farmer's Union Co-operative
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/22/2009

At that time most of the milk was shipped to N.Y.

Farmer's Union Co-operative
Picture: Robert T.Kinsey 01/22/2009

By 1938, things were not going so well. Then Milton S. Hershey, of Hershey Chocolate Bar fame, arrived on the scene and made a guarantee to purchase all the milk the farmers could produce.

Farmer's Union Co-operative
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/22/2009

As the business grew, the Co-op expanded into the feed business.

Farmer's Union Co-operative
Picture: Robert T. Kinsey 01/22/2009

In 1972 the Hershey Corporation stopped purchasing the milk and the Co-op became an all livestock feed business.

Farmer's Union Co-operative
Picture: Robert T.Kinsey 01/22/2009

In January of 2009, the mill was producing 2,000 tons of feed a day.

"When Jesus and Peter got into the boat, the wind died down. The men in the boat worshipped Jesus and said, 'You really are the Son of Gog'."
(Matthew 14:32-33 CEV)
Directions: Exit I-81 at Greencastle and go west on Pa 16 to the Square in Greencastle. Turn right on Carlisle St. and go about 4 blocks to the mill on the right along the Penn Central spur line.
 
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