|A cooperative is greatly different when compared to investor-owned companies. The cooperative business is an organization that is owned by its members. These members elect a board of directors that have monthly meetings to oversee the management and operations of the business, and hold annual meetings with their members. Cooperatives within the agriculture industry understand the culture and lifestyle of ranchers and farmers. One of the sole purposes of a cooperative is to be there for the farmers whenever they need them and provide ways to make them more profitable. They are there for the producers during the good years and the bad years. The COOP truly cares for the well-being of their members and are dedicated to providing a friendly professional relationship.