It’s exciting that 2012 is the International Year of the Cooperative. And I’m looking forward to the 2011 Indiana Cooperative Summit…

The United Nations has declared 2012 the International Year of the Cooperative, but you don’t have to travel the world to see how successful the cooperative business model can be. In Indianapolis on October 28, leaders from a variety of cooperatives will gather for the fifth annual Indiana Cooperative Summit.

The International Year of Cooperatives (2012) is a fantastic opportunity for cooperatives around the world to raise consumer awareness of their individual co-ops, the cooperative business model, and the important role that co-ops play in serving local and global communities.

Shopping at farmers markets is one of the best ways to support farms, farmers and local economies.

Want to recognize your favorite cooperator for their efforts in your cooperative and/or community?