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The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Center for Cooperatives comprehensively integrates the teaching, research and Extension programs of the College. The Center creates and extends knowledge to emerging and existing cooperatives in Ohio and beyond.

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  1. Appalachia Cooperates Grows Co-op Culture

    Feb 9, 2019

    Q: How can Extension professionals, business and community developers build a brighter future, robust local economies, and living wage job opportunities in Appalachia?​

    A: Worker-ownership.​

    Worker-owned cooperatives, defined by two advocates of the model as, “values-driven businesses that put worker and community benefit at the core of their purpose . . . [in which] workers participate in the profits, oversight, and, to varying degrees, the management of the organization, using democratic practices,” (Hoover & Abell 2016).​

  2. United We Farm at the 2019 West Virginia Small Farm Conference

    Jan 28, 2019

    Join the CFAES Center for Cooperatives at the West Virginia Small Farm Conference in Charleston on Saturday, February 16th.

    The Center for Cooperatives presents United We Farm: Cooperative Solutions for WV Ag Producers.

    Learn more and register at https://extension.wvu.edu/conferences/small-farm-conference

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  3. Cooperative webinar business

    ACE Webinar Series Features the CFAES Center for Cooperatives

    Oct 23, 2018

    The Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE) presents the 2018 webinar series "Planting the Seed: Empowering the Next Generation of Co-op Rural Development Professionals." Staff from the CFAES Center for Cooperatives presents the Center's signature online training, Co-op Mastery, an online education resource for rural and agricultural cooperatives to start, grow and participate in a cooperative business.

    The free webinar takes place November 15th, from noon to 1 p.m.

Recent Videos

Cooperative Member Benefits
Cooperative Member Benefits

Dennis Bolling, CEO (ret.) United Producers Inc.

Cooperative Member Benefits
Cooperative Member Benefits

Dennis Bolling, CEO (ret.) United Producers Inc.

The Future of Ohio Co-ops
The Future of Ohio Co-ops

Chris Bruynis, Extension Educator

The Future of Ohio Co-ops
The Future of Ohio Co-ops

Chris Bruynis, Extension Educator

The Ohio State University CFAES Center for Cooperatives
The CFAES Center For Cooperatives

Hannah Scott, Program Manager

The CFAES Center For Cooperatives
The CFAES Center For Cooperatives

Hannah Scott, Program Manager

CFAES Center for Cooperatives

Hannah Scott, Manager, OSU CFAES OCDC, speaking about the new The Ohio State University Center for Cooperatives collaborative.

CFAES Center for Cooperatives
CFAES Center for Cooperatives

Hannah Scott, Manager, OSU CFAES OCDC, speaking about the new The Ohio State University Center for Cooperatives collaborative.