Cultivating NW Co-ops 2012: Celebrating Our Food Community
Join cooperatives and communities across six states
"Celebrating Our Food Community"
Final Week Registration after Sept. 28 - $105
Please note that meals cannot be guaranteed for registrations after Oct. 2
1:15 p.m. * October 5th: New Perspectives of Cooperatives in Food Systems
*USDA leadership illustrates the impacts of cooperatives on local food systems across the six-state region.
*Speaker Ken Meter, Crossroads Resource Center, draws upon his pioneering research of rural economies to illustrate the impacts of cooperatives and their contributions to stronger local economies.
*A collaboration of Oregon co-ops and the Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative speak to the strengths of the cooperative business model.
*Five cooperatives provide fresh perspectives on their roles as co-ops that finance, produce, market, distribute or sell food.
October 6th: Cultivating Cooperatives in Our Communities
Explore strategic direction for cooperatives in the region. Gain fresh perspectives, add your voice, and continue the directions with a take-home guide. Develop common understanding and alignment in a highly interactive day with brief in-person and recorded video presentations and small group conversations. A Strategic Seminar facilitated by CDS Consulting Co-op.
Northwest Cooperative Development Center and
Food Co-op Initiative
Cooperatives provide vital links between farm and table, serving their communities through a successful business model of member ownership.
During this International Year of the Cooperative, it is timely to consider how cooperative business models will contribute to the future of our local and regional food systems.
Join us at this regional event for Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and Hawaii.
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