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Skagit Farmers Supply is a locally owned and controlled cooperative with a board of directors comprised of five area farmers. The company serves farmers, homeowners, businesses, families and the communities in Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish Counties in northwest Washington state.

Posted December 5th, 2017

For the second year in a row, the Country Store is offering local youth organizations the opportunity to spread holiday joy and raise money for their clubs.   This winter, we’re offering 4H, Pony Club and FFA club members a chance to fundraise for their club by wrapping gifts at their local Country Store. This… Read More »

Posted December 4th, 2017

We have people and community at the heart of our cooperative values at Skagit Farmers Supply.  Another example of how our people engage our communities happened this holiday season, as our team from our Mount Vernon Country Store decorated our mascot “Aslin” on a holiday-themed float and marched in the city’s holiday parade! Store manager,… Read More »

Posted November 10th, 2017

The fall migration is bringing Snow Geese and Trumpeter Swans back to northwestern Washington.  As their fields freeze over in Alaska, the swans follow traditional migration routes and return to Skagit & Whatcom Counties in large numbers.  The open fields and moderate climate appeal to the migrating flocks that return year after year.  The swans will feed… Read More »

Posted November 7th, 2017

By Danna Darby-Eoff; Category Manager / Buyer, Skagit Farmers Supply Country Store I find a lot of joy in being able to bundle the passion I have for horses and the western lifestyle along with my job as a buyer in the same industry. In October I was able to take this one step further… Read More »

Posted October 23rd, 2017

We kept warm with hot spiced cider and hot cocoa as we presented an interactive tour of our new agronomy center in Burlington, Washington!  We invited 4H & FFA groups from Skagit, Island, San Juan and Snohomish Counties in to see all of the technology and science behind modern agriculture. Our staff agronomist led presentations… Read More »

Posted October 2nd, 2017

We were excited to host so many of our farmer members, vendors and the many members of our area businesses to the Grand Opening of our newest agronomy center in Burlington, Washington!  It was an event full of excitement and energy as we all look to the future of agriculture in western Washington!  The addition of this… Read More »

Posted September 8th, 2017

Attention 4H & FFA groups, join us at our newest agronomy center at 12939 Avon Allen Rd in Burlington, WA on Saturday, October 21st 9am – 11:30am for an interactive tour of our site.  Staff will be on hand to demonstrate the state-of-the-art technology and automation being used in the agriculture industry.  Trained agronomist will… Read More »

Posted September 8th, 2017

  We bring our employees together each year for company updates and social interaction.  Our 2017 retreats will be one to remember as our employees from across our business units and administration were treated to a great presentation by Jan Harrison of JHarrison Solutions and then it was on to Island Adventures and the incredible… Read More »

Posted August 10th, 2017

Like the saying goes, bees are busy — and for good reason! Their efforts play a big role in food production, from vegetables and fruits, to pollinating the plants that other animals eat. Nearly everything we consume, from coffee to chocolate, has been made possible by bees. However, the hard work doesn’t end there.  Bees… Read More »

Posted August 10th, 2017

On a recent trip back to Minnesota, my wife, Kelly and I spent a night with friends on Lake Minnetonka. As the evening progressed, I was struck by number of people who volunteered that they are trying to eat healthy and they related this to options such as organic food, local food, free range and… Read More »

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