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Aug. 3-9 is National Farmers Market week. Take some time to visit your community farmers market and get to know your local farmers. Farmers markets are an integral part of the urban/farm linkage and have continued to rise in popularity, mostly due to the growing consumer interest in obtaining fresh... Learn more
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Here's another unique way that cooperatives are helping their communities. CHS Inc. (NASDAQ: CHSCP) -- the nation's leading cooperative and a global energy, grains and foods company -- will embark on a highly integrated collegiate sports sponsorship platform with 24 Division I universities in 19... Learn more
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Folioflare design business has recently converted a single owner business into a worker cooperative. The new name is Folioflare Marketing Cooperative, and the goal of this first ever business conversion in Anza is to show others how to create a sustainable, cooperative business, thereby lowering... Learn more
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Zingerman's Deli is a staple of Ann Arbor, Michigan. Its fans include President Obama and celebrity chef Mario Batali. In the next few years, Zingerman's plans to adopt the cooperative business model, becoming a worker cooperative, where its 600-plus employees will own the company and influence its... Learn more
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The cooperative business model is helping lift people out of poverty around the world. This latest example in Nigeria is aimed at helping fish farmers stablize and grow the market. For more information go to http://nigerianobservernews.com/16062014/business/business5.html#.U6A7fE1OV-s . Learn more
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Bloomingfoods and Edible Indy are pleased to co-host a celebration of local foods by way of an Instagram photo contest. From now until July 15th, simply take any food-related picture, tag it with the hashtag #hoosierfood @edibleindy, set your Instagram profile to public, and upload. The top five... Learn more
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Latinos who dream of becoming farm owners are forming co-ops and getting business training. Agua Gorda cooperative is in its early stages of growth. Its five members are part of a pilot program that’s preparing Latinos to learn the American way of farming, and perhaps position themselves to take... Learn more
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According to the newly released 2014 American Customer Satisfaction Index ( http://www.theacsi.org ) survey, member-owners belonging to not-for-profit electric cooperatives are more satisfied with their utility than consumers served by either investor-owned utilities (IOUs) or municipal utilities. Learn more
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ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum is one of six organizations in the nation selected by the Smithsonian Institution to present local innovation and invention at the National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. The Southern Oregon Historical Society will work with ScienceWorks to research and... Learn more
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A fully operational student-run credit union opened in University High School on Wednesday afternoon (4/23/14). The purpose of the branch is not only to serve the financial needs of teachers and students, but to promote financial literacy and give student workers real-world experience. To read more... Learn more
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