November 1 - 3, 2021
The 24th Annual Farmer Cooperatives Conference will highlight the latest strategic thinking from your fellow agricultural cooperative peers. Building off of our 2020 online format, the conference will allow participants to interact with speakers and fellow attendees through chat, interactive Q&A sessions, and facilitated discussion groups. The flexibility of the online format also allows the conference to be more reflective of crucial topics that emerge for the field in the months and weeks before the online meeting.
What is a co-op? You’d be surprised to see that co-ops are a part of everyday life. Think about your local credit union, going to REI for a new tent, or the cranberries in your breakfast granola. What they all share is a single fundamental goal- uniting to meet a common need. A cornerstone of America’s economy, co-ops have been empowering people, developing communities, and supporting innovation and entrepreneurship. In this session, UW Center for Cooperatives staff will share resources available to campus innovators including technical assistance for starting or converting a cooperative, training opportunities, and research on the cooperative model. We will also highlight grants and trainings available through the City of Madison funded - Madison Cooperative Development Coalition – which provides support to innovators to explore the worker cooperative model.
In Working with Cooperatives in Wisconsin, attorneys become more familiar with the unique cooperative business model. Attendees will come away with a better understanding of: different types of cooperatives and how they’re financed, other areas of law that impact working with cooperatives, and strategies for conversions.
Are you interested in registering for the webinar but cost is a barrier? Thanks to the generosity of the Federated Youth Foundation, UWCC is offering a limited number of scholarships. Please email your request to Megan Webster, firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, contact information, professional affiliation, and a brief statement of explaining your webinar goals and reason for applying.
1.5 CLE credits
Available on demand through December 2021.
Produced by the UW Law and Entrepreneurship Clinic and the State Bar of Wisconsin
Virtual Farmer Cooperatives Conference – November 5-6, 2020
Virtual CCMA 2020 – June 8-12, 2020
Co-op Directors 101 Webinar Series – May 2020
Farmer Cooperatives Conference – November 6-8, 2019
CCMA 2019 – June 6-8, 2019
Co-op Directors 101 – May 14, 2019
Farmer Cooperatives Conference – November 7-9, 2018
Webinar: Cooperatives and Community Broadband – September 27, 2018
Webinar: Cooperatives and Business Succession Strategies – July 19, 2018
Webinar: Cooperatives and Community Housing – June 21, 2018
Webinar: Cooperatives and Community Care Needs – May 9, 2018