Burlington Co-op and O.K. Grain Cooperative in Kiowa to merge in April 2023

New name is Oklahoma/Kansas Cooperative

It's official. After a joint meeting of the Burlington Co-op stockholders and also the O.K. Grain Cooperative stockholders in Kiowa, Kansas, the two entities are merging as of April 1, 2023.

Based on the ballots handed out, approximately 63 stockholders from O.K. Grain and 44 from Burlington attended the morning meeting Friday at the Kiowa Community Building. The meeting was led by two men: Robbie Newman, who has been general manager at the Burlington Co-op for 15 years, and David Gaddis who came to Kiowa as interim manager of the O.K. Cooperative less than a year ago.

The idea of the merger c...


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