200 Years Raiffeisen – AGRAVIS joins the celebration
On the occasion of the 200th birthday of Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen, the pioneer of the cooperative idea, the Raiffeisen-Jahr is celebrated across the nation under the banner “Mensch Raiffeisen. Starke Idee!“ (The man Raiffeisen. A strong idea). The anniversary will accompany AGRAVIS throughout the year. To start the new year, Friedrich Wilhelm Raiffeisen greets us in bold colours from the façade of the AGRAVIS-feedstuffs plant in Münster. The 10 by 15 metre banner made of mesh fabric shows an artistic portrait.
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The idea of cooperative organisation is as topical today as it was 200 years ago. Solidarity and community are the key words by which AGRAVIS and the cooperatives live. Today, more than 22 million people in Germany are members of a cooperative.