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Powering our community.

Your co-op is made up of members like you and the highly-skilled professionals who work to keep the lights on. We live and work where you do—and we’re honored to help take care of our communities. Below you’ll find a number of ways Farmers engages with members like you. Be sure to contact us if you have more ideas!

Public Events

Request a Speaker

Hosting a club, group, school, or event? Your co-op is full of interesting people who know electricity, and love to talk about what it means to our communities. Throughout our organization, employees are available to provide programs on many energy-related topics. Topics include:

  • Electrical Safety
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Distributed Generation
  • Careers in the Electrical Industry
  • Deregulation

Use the form below to schedule a speaker for your event!

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Farmers EC Sponsorship

Application Rules & Request Form

Farmers stays involved with the communities in our territory through various events and sponsorships. If you are sponsoring an event and would like to have it considered for sponsorship, please fill out the sponsor form.

Use the form below for Farmers EC sponsorship!

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Charitable Foundation

Operation Round Up
Since 1937, when residents of Northeast Texas banded together to form Farmers Electric Cooperative, members have consistently demonstrated a desire and commitment to improve the quality of life in their communities.

While Farmers EC has expanded over the years, our members have retained the same desire to help those in need. Since May 2007, Farmers EC members have had the opportunity to help their communities by participating in Operation Round Up.

What is Operation Round Up? Operation Round Up is a voluntary program that gives members the option to have their monthly bill rounded up to the next highest dollar. For example, if your bill is $67.45, it would be rounded up to $68.00, with the additional 55 pennies going to Operation Round Up. The money raised by the program is used to directly support social, charitable, and civic programs in our community. Your pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters collectively can add up to be used to:

  • Support local emergency service providers
  • Nurture a healthy, independent lifestyle for the elderly
  • Provide supervised and safe activities for our children
  • Give a helping hand to our neighbors who need financial assistance

Your monthly donation could range from one penny to 99 cents, but nationally, the rounding-up feature averages out to about 50 cents per month – just $6 a year. This is only small change for most of us, but imagine the power when your contribution is combined with those of your fellow cooperative members.

Keep checking back here for updates! As the program moves forward, we will keep you informed about some of the ways your valued contributions are being put to good use in the local community.

Past Recipients

  • A. Fern Norville Center
  • Additional Kare For Kids
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Red Cross
  • Boys & Girls Club of Northeast Texas
  • Community SEEDS
  • Community Services, Inc.
  • Equest
  • Farmers Electric Cooperative Scholarships
  • Healing Hearts Ministry
  • Hopkins County Community Chest
  • Hunt County Clothe-A-Child
  • Hunt County Regional Health Foundation
  • Hunt County Kids, Inc.
  • Hunt County Shared Ministries FISH
  • Kaufman Christian Help Center
  • Lake Area Shared Ministries
  • Lake Country CASA
  • Rains County Good Samaritans
  • Rockwall County Helping Hands
  • Rockwall Committee on Aging
  • School districts in Farmers EC service area
  • Coventry
  • The Crisis Center of Northeast Texas
  • The Genesis Center
  • Tri-County Veterans Honor Guard
  • United Way of Hunt County
  • Volunteer Fire Departments
  • Wylie Christian Care Center
  • YMCA of Greenville & Hunt County
Charitable Financial Report PDF
Application for Funding
Please complete the Farmers Electric Charitable Foundation Application and mail it with attachments to:

Farmers Electric Cooperative Charitable Foundation
2000 IH-30 East, Greenville, TX 75402

Youth Program

2020 Youth Tour - Now Accepting Applications

Each year, Farmers EC sends two outstanding high-school students to attend the Government-in-Action Youth Tour in Washington, D.C., hosted by the National Rural Cooperative Association. High-school sophomores, juniors, and seniors who live in the 12 county service area have a chance to compete for this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

This educational program allows our state’s future leaders to join other teens from across the nation in open discussions with government officials and other professionals about the important events of the day. Students will learn how a cooperatively-structured business is distinguished from other forms of business enterprises, and how co-ops impact our lives on a daily basis.

The trip will include a visit to Capitol Hill where students will have the opportunity to meet their Congressman, as well as tours of the monuments, memorials, and other historical sites. Some of the many places they will see include: Mount Vernon, home of George Washington, the National Cathedral, and the Smithsonian museums. Students will also get to compete for the chance to place a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

Who is Eligible for the Youth Tour?
The contest is open to any high school student who will have completed his/her sophomore year by June of the year applying and is currently living in our 12 county service area, which includes all or parts of Dallas, Collin, Rockwall, Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, Hopkins, Delta, Franklin, Fannin, Van Zandt and Wood.

Watch videos and read testimonials about Texas Youth Tour.
Visit the dedicated Texas Youth Tour website for videos, photos, testimonials, and more about this once in a lifetime experience.

How can I apply?
To apply for the 2020 Youth Tour, please download and fill out the following documents.

After you have completed the required forms, please submit them using one of the following methods:

  • Mail to:
    Farmers Electric Cooperative – Youth Tour
    2000 Interstate 30 East
    Greenville, TX 75402
  • Email to: YouthTour@farmerselectric.coop

    Deadline is December 13th 2019

If you have any questions, contact
Farmers EC at: YouthTour@farmerselectric.coop

2020 Scholarships

Coming Soon

2020 Scholarships - Now Accepting Applications

Farmers Electric Cooperative created the scholarship award program to encourage and assist in the educational pursuits of high school seniors whose parent or legal guardian is an active Farmers EC member. The scholarship must be used within four semesters beginning with the fall semester for the calendar year in which the scholarship is awarded. Scholarship funds are sent directly to the institution for payment of tuition and required enrollment fees, books, or equipment required for course work.

Rules for Applying

  • DEADLINE: Mail or email documents. Must be received no later than 5:00pm, Friday, April 17, 2020.
  • Applicant’s primary residence must be powered by Farmers EC.
  • Applicant must be a graduating high school senior with a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale. Student must have a school counselor or principal’s official signature to verify GPA accuracy on application.
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from either a current teacher, guidance counselor or principal.
  • Dependents of Farmers EC Board of Directors and employees are eligible to apply.
  • Write a 500-word essay detailing future educational and career goals.
  • Download the PDF application

After you have completed the required forms, please submit them using one of the following methods:

Submit Question to: Scholarship@FarmersElectric.coop
or call 903 455 1715.