Link to the short film "A Co-operative operation by Finnish-American farmers in New York State" https://areena.yle.fi/1-50162953
This translation from Finland’s state TV website is followed by the translator's comments.
"Day-to-Day life of Finnish-Americans was preserved on Film
Arvo Tamminen made an extensive trip to the United States in 1947. He filmed for his Filmiseppo movie company Finnish-American’s lives in different parts of the continent. The material was assembled for a full-length film Sydämeni laulu (1948). In addition, 24 of 10 minute long “tax cut films” were produced from the filming.
A group of farmers founded in 1928 the Spencer Co-operative with a capital of 800 dollars. Twenty years later the Co-op’s gross receipts were almost 3,000,000 dollars. The number of Finnish-American farmers was 800.
Land became available at favorable terms for immigrants. The American economy grew robustly in the beginning of the 20th century. Finnish immigrants moved to the area around Spencer in New York State from amongst other places, Pennsylvania and Ohio.
The program followed day to day life of the farmers. It also makes a visit to the Cultural House in Van Etten and an outdoor meeting of the Finnish-Americans in the summer of 1949. Present were The President of the Spencer Co-operative as well as the board members and the store manager. The elders of the community included John Heino from Kortesjärvi, William Parkkila from Vaasa, Richard Koski from Evijärvi, Esa Saikkonen from Mikkeli, Edward Klippi from Kotka, Matti Pulkkinen from Kuhmo, Emil Kallio from Härmä, and from Mikkeli Santeri Forss, Eino Miettinen and Kustaa Pölhö."