Structured as a stock-based Cooperative, CentralStar customers have a choice to be a member-owner (common stockowner). Regardless of membership, everyone has access to the same products and services offered by the cooperative.
Choosing to be a member-owner has both responsibility and reward. Responsibilities include capital investment, meeting purchase requirements and voting on governance issues that help guide the cooperative. The reward of membership is the opportunity to share in the profitability of the organization through patronage.
Customers interested in becoming a member-owner must meet the following requirements:
- Own a dairy or beef farming operation within Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin.
- Meet the minimum annual purchase requirement established by the member-owners. The current level is $1,000 for the fiscal year (October 1 – September 30).
- Purchase one share of common stock ($200)
If you are interested in learning more about being a common stockowner contact [email protected].