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March, 2017

Our Cooperative is Something Special

Organic Valley is a co-op.  What that means is that the farmers own it.  The farmers manufacture the milk and Organic Valley is the marketer of our products and thus considered the farmers’ employees.  That puts it in simple terms.  However, I would like to try to describe what Organic Valley truly embodies. Our Annual …

March 16th, 2017  |  Posted by Theresa Westaby | Published in CROPP Culture, Featured Post

Local Before Local was Cool

Whether you travel across the country or prefer to stay close to your home town, one of the things you may be noticing is the emphasis on “Buy Local” campaigns. This is based on the simple fact that it is important to support businesses that support our community. The Small Business Administration and the research …

August 5th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Editor | Published in Food & Ag Issues

Rootstock Radio: “We Instead of Me”: The Cooperative Way with Adam Schwartz

Download This week co-host Anne O’Connor continues our discussion of cooperatives in an interview with Adam Schwartz, founder and principal of The Cooperative Way, a consulting firm dedicated to assisting cooperative businesses succeed. (Listen to part 1 here.) The Cooperative Way is a strategic partner with CDS Consulting Co-op, a shared services cooperative. Adam has served cooperatives from …

May 16th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio

Rootstock Radio: Co-op Talk with Jan Rasikas, Viroqua Food Co-op

Download As general manager of the Viroqua Food Co-op in Viroqua, Wisconsin, Jan Rasikas has worked tirelessly to empower her community members with access to healthy food and her local farms with economic viability. You can hear her enthusiasm for cooperatives as she talks with Rootstock Radio host Anne O’Connor about the history of cooperatives. The Viroqua Food Co-op …

May 9th, 2016  |  Posted by Rootstock Radio | Published in Featured Post, Rootstock Radio

Cooperative Network: Cooperation Among Cooperatives

The philosophical underpinnings of cooperative businesses have been around since the dawn of humankind; the idea that we can mutually benefit by working together is pretty self-evident. As a business structure, however, cooperatives really took off during the Industrial Revolution—as one of a range of strategies to help working people preserve some agency in their …

March 30th, 2016  |  Posted by Power of We | Published in Featured Post, Power of We

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