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Case Studies from the Center for Cooperatives
Successful Cooperative Ownership Transitions: Case Studies on the Conversion of
Privately Held Businesses to Worker Cooperatives
Courtney Berner, Michaela Holmes, Anne Reynolds, Joe Rinehart, March 2015
the Right Support: Are the Training Needs of Multi-Stakeholder Cooperatives
Courtney Berner, October 2013
Cooperative Equity and Ownership: An Introduction
Margaret Lund, April 2013
A Study of Co-op Business Development in Wisconsin and Minnesota: Fourteen
Recent Start-ups in the Food and Agricultural Sectors
Courtney Berner, January 2013
Forest Owner Cooperation in the Upper Midwest: Overview and Lessons Learned,
E.G. Nadeau, January 2013
- Worker Cooperative Case Study: Isthmus Engineering & Manufacturing
Michael Billeaux, Anne Reynolds, Trevor Young-Hyman, and Ayca Zayim, October 2011
- Case Study: Willy Street Grocery Cooperative
Courtney Berner, September 2011
- A Case Study of the Fifth Season Cooperative:
From Conception to Incorporation, Now What?
Courtney Berner, September 2010
- Co-operative Conversions, Failures and Restructurings: Case Studies and
Lessons from U.S. and Canadian Agriculture
Murray Fulton and Brent Hueth, Editors, September 2009
- Benefiting from the Board: A Case Study
Anne Reynolds, November 2008.
- Keys to Success for Food Co-op Start Ups in Rural Areas:
Four Case Studies
A study of four grocery cooperatives, located in Minnesota and Wisconsin.
USDA-funded report prepared for Northcountry Cooperative Development Fund, USDA Rural Development Cooperative Programs, Research
Greg Lawless and Anne Reynolds, October 2005
Non-agricultural Cooperatives in Rural Areas:
14 Case Studies
Kimberly Zeuli , David Freshwater, Deborah Markley, and David Barkley, June 2003
- Walton Bean Growers' Cooperative
Prepared for the North Central Initiative for Small Farm Profitability by the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives.
Funded by the Initiative for Future Agriculture & Food Systems, a program of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Nalinee Thongchua, Greg Lawless, and Maria Powell, January 2003
- CROPP Cooperative: The Cooperative Regions of Organic Produce Pools
Prepared for the North Central Initiative for Small Farm Profitability by the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives. Funded by the Initiative for Future Agriculture & Food Systems, A program of the United States Department of Agriculture.
Maria Powell and Greg Lawless, January 2003
- New Generation Cooperatives Case Study: HomeGrown
Wisconsin: The Story of a New Producer Cooperative
New Generation Cooperatives: Case Studies; Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, Western Illinois University.
Greg Lawless, 2002.
- An Assessment
of Loan Regulations for Rural Housing Cooperatives
The report includes four case studies of rural housing co-ops. Accompanying
Anne Reynolds and Hugh Jeffers, 1999
- Western Areas Cities and Counties Cooperative Case Study
Funded and prepared for USDA's Fund for Rural America.
Beth Honadle, Gary Goreham, Frayne Olson, Anne Reynolds, David Trechter, and
Linda Jacobson, March 1998
- Dakota Growers
Pasta Company and the City of Carrington, North Dakota: A Case Study
Funded by a USDA Fund for Rural America Planning Grant, 1997-98.
Project Participants: Kim Zeuli (University of Minnesota-St. Paul), Gary
Goreham (North Dakota State University), Robert King (University of
Minnesota - St. Paul), Evert van der Sluis (South Dakota State University).
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