The Mid America Cooperative Council (MACC) is a multi-state, non-profit trade association founded in January 2003, by a group of like-minded individuals. These individuals understood the impact cooperative principles have on the sustainability of co-ops, yet they began to see a widespread erosion of co-op knowledge among co-op communities. All sectors of cooperatives were engaged in establishing MACC. The founders also wanted to address the lack of unique co-op educational resources available in the Midwestern region.
MACC will host The 2018 Cooperative Leadership Forum, which will take place at the Marcum Conference Center at Miami University in Oxford, OH. The Forum is divided into two parts. Part 1 will take place on February 21-22, 2018 and Part 2 will take place March 6-7, 2018. For more information or to register, please see the program links on the right side of this page.
ICDC will host the 2018 Farmers Market Forum on Feb. 16, 2018 at Indiana Farm Bureau, 9-3:30. Farmers, market managers, vendors and those who want to start or grow farmers markets in their communities can learn new strategies, find out about available resources and take advantage of networking opportunities. Cost is $30. Lunch and materials will be provided. For more information, please visit: http://icdc.coop/events/2018/01/1096.