News from the CFAES Center for Cooperatives

See the latest news from the CFAES Center for Cooperatives!

  1. The CFAES Center for Cooperatives is Hiring a Program Coordinator!

    Feb 2, 2022

  2. Four empty chairs, three white and one orange. Text says "We are hiring.)

    The CFAES Center for Cooperatives at Ohio State is Hiring a Cooperative Development Program Specialist!

    Feb 17, 2022

    The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Center for Cooperatives seeks a collaborative, organized, and goal-oriented individual to serve as a cooperative development specialist and to contribute to the applied research, teaching, and Extension functions of the Center.

  3. Hands reaching out with cooperative words.

    CFAES Center for Cooperatives session at WV Small Farm Conference

    Feb 14, 2022

    The CFAES Center for Cooperatives staff will be leading a session on Friday, February 25 during the 18th annual West Virginia Small Farm Conference being hosted online by the West Virginia University Extension Service. The FREE virtual conference is being held February 21-26.

  4. Co-op Mastery Workbook Available Online

    Aug 19, 2021

    The Co-op Mastery workbook developed by the CFAES Center for Cooperatives staff is available for purchase online through the OSU Extension Publications site.  The workbook complements Co-op Mastery: Beyond Cooperatives 101, a free online training from the Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences Center for Cooperatives available here.

  5. MEATing a Need – Resource kit available for those exploring meat processing business

    Feb 16, 2021

    By Joy Bauman, CFAES Center for Cooperatives

  6. Ohio State University and Mid America Cooperative Council explore alignment

    Dec 6, 2019

    The Center for Cooperatives at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and the Mid America Cooperative Council (MACC) are exploring a potential arrangement for the Center for Cooperatives to provide educational and management services for MACC, which represents cooperative businesses in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Michigan.

  7. Scott elected to board for Association of Cooperative Educators

    Jun 12, 2019

    CFAES Center for Cooperatives Program Manager, Hannah Scott was recently elected to the Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE) Board of Directors.  ACE is an international organization providing members a forum to highlight programs and practices that increase understanding, in cooperative education and the cooperative movement by promoting cooperative research and ovation, and professionalism in cooperative education. The organization benefits developing linkages between universities, cooperatives, and supporting organizations.

  8. Bauman moves to Cooperative Development Specialist position

    Jun 12, 2019

    Joy Bauman has worked at the Ohio State University South Centers since 2006 and has been involved with the cooperative development efforts at the South Centers since that time, most recently serving as the Program Coordinator for the Center for Cooperatives. Joy recently transitioned to the Cooperative Development Specialist role, officially starting in her new position on June 3. She has facilitated the planning, organization, and delivery of cooperative development trainings and disseminating information about the Center throughout Ohio, West Virginia.

  9. OSU CFAES Center for Cooperatives Receives Sustainable Agriculture Grant

    May 2, 2019

    (May 2, 2019 - Piketon, OH)

    The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) Center for Cooperatives has recently been recommended to receive a $3,946 grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program (NCR-SARE) for the project, "Cooperative Student Leadership Experience Pilot."

  10. 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).​