That's two syllables. 'Co' and 'op'.
Don't say "coop", like: the chickens live in the coop, 'cause that's not what I'm talking about.
The co op in my small home town has been around for a long time, important for the farmers in the area.
I couldn't find any concrete historical information of interest, but I did find that estimated annual sales at the coop is $10-20 million.
And that's small town farming? I really have no idea of the value of these things, but that sounds significant to me.
I have driven past these silver silos, poles and pipes a million times. Usually, I don't even look at them.
Sometimes I wonder what all that machinery is doing.
Mostly when I go by, I'm just looking at the odometer to make sure I'm staying below the speed limit.
Because this is a fast paced world.
And I wonder how any of us are going to keep up.