About EverGRO

EverGRO, formerly Orange Madison Cooperative, 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 its establishment in 1933. Thursday, September 1st, 2022 marked a new era for our cooperative. In order to promote the unification of Orange Madison Cooperative and Front Royal Cooperative, OMC has changed its name to EverGRO. EverGRO is a cooperative that is passionate about our customers’ success, trustworthy and ever-growing. Nine board members currently serve EverGRO. The value of agriculture to your family, to ours, to our immediate community and surrounding regions cannot be overstated. 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 five locations spread across Virginia.

OUR HISTORY

Our first store in Orange, Virginia, was built in 1935 and was closely followed by 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, Virginia. 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. A decade later, our Orange store made its final relocation to James Madison Highway in Orange, Virginia. The Gordonsville location closed in 1997 leading to Orange Madison Cooperative leasing the Louisa Feed Service in Louisa, Virginia. At the time, the facility was owned by the Marshall Family. It wasn’t until 2017 that Louisa Feed Service was purchased by Orange Madison Cooperative officially adding it as the company’s third location. In 2022, Orange Madison Cooperative and Front Royal Cooperative entered a merger agreement allowing Orange Madison Cooperative to acquire two farm stores located in Front Royal and Upperville. Today, all five farm store and warehouse locations offer services in agronomy, farm supply, and animal nutrition. The merger between Orange Madison Cooperative and Front Royal prompted OMC to change their name to EverGRO in order to promote the unification between the two cooperative’s and its ever-growing territory.

In 1991, Orange Madison Cooperative entered a management agreement with Southern States Cooperative located in Richmond, Virginia. Southern States provided services to OMC including accounting, IT, Human Resources, and Safety. This agreement was dissolved in 2020 which led Orange Madison Cooperative to internalize services that were previously provided by Sothern States Cooperative. In 2020, Orange Madison Cooperative joined GROWMARK, Inc. as a Member Cooperative. In this agreement, GROWMARK provides EverGRO with crop inputs, fuels, propane, and a variety of customer support and marketing services.

In 1993, the Orange Madison Cooperative established a propane operation. 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, Virginia aiding in the expansion of the Cooperative’s energy service department.  Today, the cooperative provides energy services out of our 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.

2006

Carlton Brook Petroleum 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.

2020

Joins GROWMARK, Inc. as a Member Cooperative

In this agreement, GROWMARK provides OMC with crop inputs, fuels, propane, and a variety of customer support and marketing services.

2021

Southern States Agreement is Dissolved

OMC dissolves management agreement with Southern States Cooperative and internalizes accounting, IT, human resources, and safety services.

2022

Enter Merger Agreement With Front Royal Cooperative

This merger allowed Orange Madison Cooperative to acquire two farm store locations in Front Royal and Upperville, greatly expanding our territory.

2022

OMC Changes Name to EverGRO

In order to promote the unification of OMC and Front Royal Cooperative, OMC changed its name to EverGRO on September 1, 2022.

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