In March 1969, electric cooperatives came together to approve the creation of CFC. During CFC's 50th Annual Membership Meeting held in Orlando on March 11, CEO Sheldon C. Petersen stressed that the organization’s success over the past half-century stems directly from its members’ success. Watch Petersen’s speech on the CFC website (members only).
Also in celebration of its Golden Jubilee, CFC proudly offers an interactive historical look at rural electrification in the United States, with an emphasis on CFC’s role in providing our member cooperatives and rural utility systems with adequate capital to build distribution lines, transmission facilities and power plants that serve consumers across nearly 60 percent of the nation. Take a look back at CFC’s history.