The Cooperative Business Model

rodRod Kelsay, Exec. Director of the Mid America Cooperative Council, explains the unique cooperative business model:

2016 Co-op Month

October is 2016 Co-op Month!  USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service has organized a number of events to both celebrate the cooperative movement and to raise awareness of their importance.  Please see attached the October 2016 Co-op Event Calendar and a listing of webinars we are hosting this month.  We have also launched a social media campaign to highlight our co-op stories.  To participate:

  1. Download and print the “My Co-Op Story” template.
  2. Write your cooperative story in the blank space.
  3. Take a picture of yourself holding the “My Co-Op Story” sign.
  4. Share your photo and story with @usdaRD on Twitter and use the #IHeartCoops.



Co-op Credit Conference

Price: $440.00

Date: October 6, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

CFO Essentials Indianapolis, IN

Price: $365.00

Date: November 9, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

CFO/Controller Conference Indianapolis, IN

Price: $365.00

Date: November 10, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Board Chair/Vice Chair Roundtable

Price: $400.00

Date: November 15, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Co-ops101 Louisville, KY

Price: $220.00

Date: November 16, 2016

Available Spaces: Unlimited

Cooperative Leadership Forum

Price: $2000.00

Date: February 22, 2017

Available Spaces: Unlimited