Free Webinar Next Week: An Introduction to Worker Cooperatives for Farmers and Start-Ups


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Please join the National Young Farmers Coalition and the Democracy at Work Institute for a webinar on how cooperative businesses are helping to build local food economies and support young farmers in creating new markets, reaching new customers and building sustainable, rewarding farm-based enterprises.

On January 30th presenters from the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, The Greenhorns, The National Young Farmers Coalition and cooperative farm practitioners will discuss:

  • Cooperative farmers picExamples of how the worker cooperative model is being used to share land and other resources to enable farmers to overcome barriers to entry and share land and labor
  • The basics of worker cooperative start-ups
  • Your questions on worker cooperative farm structure, operations, management and governance

Presenters:

Faith Gilbert– author of Cooperative Farming, a SARE-sponsored guidebook on collaborative business models for small and beginning farmers and a co-founder of Letterbox Collective Farm.
Joe Rinehart– Rural Programs Coordinator with the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives and the Democracy at Work Institute
Sophie Ackoff– Membership and Development Coordinator, National Young Farmers Coalition
Cooperative farmers – From Diggers Mirth and other farms

January  30th, at 6pm EST: An Introduction To Worker Cooperatives for Farmers and Start-Ups
 
Register Here For This Webinar

 You can also now view our previous webinar: Cooperative Business Models For Young Farmers

Our Harvest cooperative picThese webinars are part of a series of efforts by the Democracy at Work Institute and the National Young Farmers Coalition in the coming year to assist young farmers, food systems advocates and entrepreneurs in using the cooperative model to grow their businesses and local food systems.  Future efforts include webinars on starting a worker and multi-stakeholder cooperative, educational publications targeted at farmers and food system entrepreneurs and low cost technical assistance to cooperatives via the peer advisors of the Democracy at Work Network.  

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