Learn about Farmers Electric Cooperative

Monday, March 13, 2017

Member-owned Farmer Electric Cooperative started in 1937 and was formed to improve the quality of life for rural Arkansans.

The cooperative is a proud sponsor of the Farm Family of Year award given out by the Electrical Cooperatives of Arkansas. Winners are selected based on farm production, community leadership and involvement, and efficiency/management. See more

Affordable prices can be offered by the cooperative because they purchase electricity wholesale through a network. One of the seventeen distribution cooperatives in the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas network, Farmers Electric Cooperative serves Independence, Jackson, Poinsett and Woodruff counties. Learn more.

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In 1940, 112,050 of 1.95 million Residents in Arkansas had Electricity

In 1937, the first electric cooperative utility pole was erected in Arkansas by First Electric Cooperative in Jacksonville, marking the development of a system that now covers 60 percent of the state's land area.