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Common Ground fair speaker touts higher purposes of cooperatives

For George Siemon, a cooperative is more than a business model. It's about staying true to a mission and getting people to work together, principles that can translate to great accomplishments.  It's about having dreams and people trying to solve their own problems. When our cooperative started, we didn't know we would succeed, but we knew we wanted to try and do something different. We had a vision of having an organization that treated farmers fairly, and that was so important," said Siemon, co-founder and chief executive officer of Organic Valley, a farmer-owned cooperative that includes 1,834 farms in 35 states.

Read more at http://www.kjonline.com/news/Common-Ground-fair-speaker-touts-higher-purposes-of-cooperatives.html.



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