Events & News


CFC Washington Conference

June 26-28, 2017
Washington, DC

NCFC’s June Washington Conference gives you and your co-op the chance to interact directly with those federal policy makers whose decisions will shape agricultural and environmental policy in the year to come. It is also a great opportunity for all of us to highlight and promote the importance of farmer co-ops to their producer-owners, rural communities and consumers in the U.S. and around the world. The

Washington Conference also includes NCFC’s Political Advocacy & Leadership Program for Young Cooperators. MORE >>

ACE Institute

July 18-21, 2017
Regis Univeristy, Denver, CO

The Association of Cooperative Educators is gathering for their annual institute. To learn more, visit their website.


Webinar Recording: Strategies for Developing Cooperatives – Observations on the Field of Practice

If you missed the webinar on January 31, 2017, you can find the recording here:

Here is an overview of the webinar:
Co-op development is a field of practice that continues to evolve. When we develop cooperatives we all strive to address six critical steps: idea exploration, business viability, legal structuring, capitalization, operations, and ongoing co-op education. But how and by whom these six critical steps are addressed is open to experimentation. MORE >>

The Art and Science of Cooperative Development

CW’s “The Art and Science of Professional
June 27-30th 2016

Development”: is returning this summer in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives. This unique cross-sector cooperative development business training will enable you with the tools needed to move forward in a variety of co-op development fields. MORE >>