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Perham co-op marks record sales

On March 19 the Perham Cooperative Creamery Association (PCCA) held its 96th annual stockholders meeting at Mulligan's. The meeting was called to order at 10:30 by President Gladwin Walker.

Secretary Marlin Flatau gave the board of directors' report and thanked the Patrons and the employees for their support in 2008. Manager Dale Tellinghuisen presented the audit, reporting a record year for sales at $57.1 million and record earnings of $2.8 million.

The cooperative announced it will be paying out over $900,000 in cash and issuing $1.9 million in equity to patrons of the company. Milk Quality Awards were presented to 21 local dairy farms.

PCCA is a diversified farm supply and milk purchasing cooperative with locations in Perham, Ottertail, Battle Lake, Vergas, Dent, Menahga and Park Rapids.