BETHESDA, Ohio – Washington Landmark of Marietta, Ohio, and Rolling Hills Landmark of Bethesda, Ohio, will become Green Valley Co-op on March 1.
Over 50 percent of the combined membership from the two farm supply cooperatives voted in January, passing the merger with a 90 percent approval vote.
Ed Harra, who managed both cooperatives prior to the merger vote, will continue to serve Green Valley Co-op as chief executive officer and general manager.
The company headquarters will be at 219 Third St., Marietta, Ohio.
Combined the two companies have 60 employees at locations in Marietta, Caldwell, Cambridge, Waterford, Bethesda and Woodsfield and storage facilities at Barnesville and Quaker City.
“Part of our goal in bringing this two organizations together is to define efficiencies of running one company vs. two,” said Harra.
“Once realized, we should see improved service and product offerings for our customers and farm owners than either organization was able to offer alone.”
Green Valley Co-op will be governed by a 10-member board of directors selected from the existing boards of Rolling Hills Landmark and Washington Landmark. The board will organize and finalize policy for the new co-op at the first combined board meeting of Green Valley Co-op.
The company’s core products and services include agronomy, lawn and garden, seed, feed, petroleum products and a farm supply store at each location.