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Southern States Cooperative will review its operations at a series of local annual meetings, including the upcoming meeting for members of Southern States Cooperative Charlotte Hall Service.

The local cooperative will hold its annual membership meeting Nov. 7 at the American Legion Hall at routes 231 and 381 in Hughesville.

The business meeting will begin at 8 p.m.

“Fiscal 2012 was an extremely challenging year for Southern States Cooperative,” President and CEO Thomas R. Scribner said in a news release. “The winter of 2012 was the mildest since 1932 and the second warmest since 1895. The warm temperatures significantly impacted our earnings, as agricultural producers needed less feed-related products and rural homeowners burned fewer gallons of home heating fuels. During fiscal 2013, the corporate direction will be to focus on the entire customer experience for current, new and prospective customers. It is our belief that with a customer-focused sales strategy, 2013 will be a great year.”

Local board members and Farm and Home Advisory Committee will be elected, and retiring board and FHAC members will be recognized.

Board nominees include Parran Michael Russell and Walter L. Wells.

The appointment procedure will be used for FHAC nominees.

District “A” delegate nominees include James K. Raley and Walter L. Wells.

Founded in 1923 and based in Richmond, Va., Southern States now has more than 300,000 farmer-members.