About Orange Madison Cooperative

Orange-Madison Cooperative Farm Service, Inc., based out of Orange, Virginia, has been a supporter of the community, dedicated to providing quality products and superior service at the best possible value since it was established in 1933. Today eleven board members currently serve the Orange-Madison Cooperative. Members serve three-year terms, which can be concurrent for three terms. What started from a small group of Orange County farmers splitting supplies that were delivered by rail car to a nearby railroad station, has grown into a versatile, self-sustainable company capable of providing services in agronomy, energy, animal health, and farm supplies in three locations spread across Central Virginia.

OUR HISTORY

Our first store in Orange, Virginia, was built in 1935 and was closely followed by the building of our second location in Madison, Virginia in 1937. Both locations consisted of a warehouse and a mill. Two decades after our first location was established, a third location was added in the town of Gordonsville. Over the years, new facilities have been built and updated to accommodate the cooperatives growing business.

In 1977, the Madison location was moved to its’ current location on North Main Street in Madison, Virginia. The Orange store made its final relocation in 1987 to James Madison Highway in Orange, Virginia. The closure of the Gordonsville location in 1997 led to Orange-Madison Cooperative leasing the Louisa Feed Service in Louisa, Virginia. At the time, the facilities were owned by the Marshall Family. It wasn’t until 2017 that Louisa Feed Service was purchased by the Orange-Madison Cooperative officially adding it as the company’s third location. Today, all three store and warehouse locations offer services in agronomy, farm supply, and animal nutrition services.

In 1991, Orange-Madison Cooperative entered to a management agreement with Southern States Cooperative located in Richmond, Virginia. Southern States provided services to OMC in accounting, IT, Human Resources, and Safety. Two years later, the Orange-Madison Cooperative established a propane operation. Like the other divisions within the Cooperative, its energy service department expanded. In 2006, the Cooperative purchased Carlton Brook Petroleum, a refined fuels distributor. This was a Southern States private dealer located in Charlottesville, Virginia which is currently home to our petroleum division. In 2013, Orange-Madison Cooperative purchased UTZ & Shepherd Fuel Oil Business in Madison County.  Today, the cooperative provides energy services out of the Orange location and supplies petroleum out of our Charlottesville facility.

Drawing of one of the Orange-Madison Cooperative locations.
Drawing of one of the Orange-Madison Cooperative locations.

OMC Timeline

1935

Orange Store Was Built

Our first store was built in Orange, Virginia close to our Madison location that was later built in 1937.

1977

Madison Location Moved

Location moved to North Main Street in Madison, Virginia.

1987

Orange Store Relocated

The Orange Location made its final move to James Madison Highway.

1991

Southern States Cooperative Agreement

OMC enters a management agreement with Southern States Coop to provide them with accounting, IT, human resources, and safety.

1997

Closure of Gordonsville Location

Closure led to the leasing of Louisa Feed Service by the Orange Madison Cooperative in Louisa.

2006

Carlton Brook Protroleum Acquired

Orange Madison purchases Carlton Brook as part of the readily expanding energy service department.

2013

UTZ & Shepherd Fuel Oil Purchased

Acquired as part of the energy service department's expansion.

2017

Louisa Feed Service Purchased

Orange Madison officially acquires LFS as the company's third location.

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