Our Powerful Community Connection
Tom Smith, of Munfordville, and Bobby Bradley, of Cave City, both Vietnam War veterans were sponsored by Farmers RECC as part of the 2018 Honor Flight. Photos: Tim Webb
“Red rover, red rover, let Bobby come over.” Most of us can recall this playground favorite that involved teammates wrapping their arms together to form a strong line the opposing team couldn’t break through.
It was then — right there on the school playground — that many of us learned this important lesson about community: Connecting with each other makes us stronger.
A strong, vibrant community — whether a geographic area, a church, a shared interest group or even your membership in Farmers RECC — builds bonds that are unbreakable even in the difficult times.
Farmers RECC was established and continues to operate using a business model that is focused on our local communities. Neighbors in south central Kentucky bonded together to establish a member-owned cooperative to provide affordable, reliable, safe electricity.
Then — as now — the co-op relies on community leadership to keep us focused on members’ best interests. Our board of directors is made up of seven people like you who know the challenges and rewards of living and working here. And they are elected by you, the members.
Our co-op community provides financial rewards. When Farmers RECC’s revenues are greater than its expenses, the extra money is refunded to members in relation to the amount of electricity you purchased. Through the years, Farmers RECC has refunded more than $15 million in capital credits to our members.
True to our cooperative roots, Farmers RECC remains focused on programs and projects that benefit our communities. It’s why we provided an all-expense paid Honor Flight trip for Vietnam War veterans Bobby Bradley of Cave City and Tom Smith of Munfordville. And it’s why we sponsor Kentucky Special Olympics’ state summer games each year as well as Special Olympics locally.
Whether through electricity, community leadership or civic engagement, your cooperative has a powerful connection to the communities we serve. It’s a bond that is unbreakable.