Our Mission
(as written by its founders in 1897)

  • To develop a better and higher manhood and womanhood among ourselves. 
  • To enhance the comforts and attractions of our homes and to strengthen our attachment to our pursuits.
  • To foster mutual understanding and cooperation. 
  • To maintain, inviolate, our laws and to emulate each other in labor, to hasten the good time coming. 
  • To reduce our expenses, both individual and corporate. 
  • To buy less and produce more, in order to make our farms self-sustaining. 
  • To diversify our crops and to crop no more than we can cultivate. 
  • To systematise our work and calculate intelligently on probabilities. 
  • To discountenance the credit system, the mortgage system, and every other system tending to prodigality and bankruptcy.