Cooperation

The history of hydro

The history of hydro

Dams provide affordable and renewable power Electricity generated from hydropower tells an interesting story about today’s energy trends that’s deeper than just water flowing over the dam. It’s a story about a renewable resource that once generated nearly a third of...

Where it all began

Where it all began

Celebrating 75 years telling the story of rural Missouri Editor’s note: As the Rural Missouri staff looks back on 75 years covering the people and places of our great state, here’s an editorial that ran in the inaugural issue in January 1948. Written by Editor Homer...

Buy local

Buy local

Support your neighbors with Missouri-made gifts In the summer of 2020, when the pandemic had shut down local businesses statewide, the Rural Missouri staff got a call from Farmers’ Electric Cooperative Manager Rod Cotton. He wanted to know if there was something we...

A Class Act

A Class Act

Energy in Today’s Classroom celebrates 10 years energizing educators For 20 teachers from Missouri and Iowa, the 2022-23 school year started a few weeks early at the University of Missouri-Columbia for Electricity 101 — cooperative style. Their class marked the 10th...

New tool in the toolbox

New tool in the toolbox

Drones show promise for spotting outages, employees learn in class Drones show great potential for reducing outage times. That was the conclusion of the 24 electric cooperative employees who attended the first-ever drone school hosted by the Association of Missouri...

Power with a Purpose

Power with a Purpose

Co-op education, collaboration is key to leading communities In order to fulfill their mission to improve the quality of life for members, electric cooperatives must continue to adapt to a changing industry and society. And the key to co-ops being leaders in and of...

Calling on the Capitol

Calling on the Capitol

Legislators welcome visits from Missouri's electric co-ops When a grassroots army of electric cooperative leaders called on legislators during the annual State Legislative Conference they found a warm welcome from the state’s elected officials. State Sen. Caleb Rowden...

Stormy weather

Stormy weather

Co-ops rebuild after damage from tornadoes, high winds On a night that saw multiple tornadoes roar across Missouri, more than 15,000 electric co-op members were left in the dark as the twisters broke poles, tangled lines and wrecked towers supporting a transmission...

New Team to lead AMEC

New Team to lead AMEC

Ponder joins Atchison, Haines as association officers A new team will lead Missouri’s electric cooperatives into the future following the election of officers at the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives Annual Meeting held in October 2021. Darrell Atchison, a...

Shop local

Shop local

Buy Missouri helps you support your neighbors with Missouri-made gifts Last year local businesses were struggling to recover from the pandemic. We put together a “Shop Local” page to showcase some of the made-in-Missouri items available for holiday gifts. The page...

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