Starting an Agricultural Marketing Cooperative

Center for Co-operatives, US

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Farm Table says:

Topics covered:
  • understanding the nature of co-operatives
  • when co-operatives are needed
  • determining the need
  • market survey
  • choosing a strategy
  • feasibility study
  • forming subcommittees
  • business plan development
  • hiring management and staff
  • finance and equity
  • membership
  • facilities
  • drafting articles of incorporation
  • drafting bylaws
  • marketing agreements

This paper is a study in three steps to starting a marketing co-operative – determining the need for a co-operative; organizing a business plan, statement of purpose,articles of incorporation, bylaws and policies; and open for business.

Pre 2000 - Center for Co-operatives, US
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