Area electric cooperatives – Sioux Valley Energy, Southeastern Electric Cooperative, Central Electric Cooperative, Charles Mix Electric Association, Northern Electric Cooperative and Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative – acknowledged sow management company, PIPESTONE’S, support of carbon-free resources by presenting the company with Renewable Energy Credit (REC) certificates on Monday, May 15 at the Sioux Valley Energy Brandon Service Center located at 108 N. Heritage Rd., Brandon, SD 57005.

A Certificate of Partnership was also presented to PIPESTONE by East River Electric Power Cooperative.

PIPESTONE was formed in 1988 and manages over 70 sow farms for 450 family farmers across the Midwest. PIPESTONE provides resources and expertise in management, health, research, business, nutrition, and marketing to over 1,500 pig farmers in total.

In 2021, PIPESTONE began to focus efforts to lower its carbon footprint with the investment in Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) purchased from area electric cooperatives serving PIPESTONE facilities.

Pictured left to right, Tim McCarthy – Sioux Valley Energy, Terry Wolters – PIPESTONE, Justin Roelofs – PIPESTONE, Russel Gall – Charles Mix Electric Assn., Todd Nelson – Southeastern Electric Cooperative, Patrick Soukup Central Electric Cooperative, Mark Weber – Whetstone Valley Electric Cooperative