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Sep 7, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The Community Controlled Food Initiative (CCFI) is a community run food cooperative started in July 2016. They purchase food directly from local farmers and bring it home to neighbors, family, friends, and anyone who wants good fresh food! They also host a monthly cooking demonstration and community potluck.

WHEN: Every Second Saturday of the month 3-5pm LOCATION: Kheprw Institute - 3549 Boulevard Pl. 46208 HOW: Just show up! Bring a dish to share (optional)

For more information go to www.food.kheprw.org.

Topics: Networking Tags: food, co-op, cooperative, Kheprw Comments: [comment_count]
Sep 5, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

"Before the storm ever hit, we had co-ops in inside the state and in other states volunteering and wanting to know how they could help to put systems back together so members could have power. It is part of the cooperative spirit,” said NRECA Texas Director Kerry Kelton.  That co-op spirit is embodied in the 6th co-op prinicple - Cooperation Among Cooperatives.  This principle is reflected in story after story of yeoman efforts in appalling conditions of electric cooperative crews restoring power to cooperative members,  Click here to read more heart warming stories of linemen from co-ops across the country helping restore power and hope in Texas.

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: power, energy, co-ops, cooperatives, Texas, hurricane Comments: [comment_count]
Sep 5, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Colorado’s first senior housing cooperative is preparing to break ground in Fort Collins. The Village Cooperative is a community of active adults who want to escape the hassles of home maintenance and upkeep, but want the investment and tax advantages of home ownership. The cooperative will include 52 spacious homes in one bedroom, two bedroom and two bedroom with den designs built specifically for active adults 62+ who want to live in a beautiful, maintenance-free and affordable community.  For more information go to Village Cooperative of Ft. Collins..

Topics: Success Story Tags: cooperatives, co-op, housing, seniors Comments: [comment_count]
Sep 5, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Hundreds of farmers attended a field day hosted by Ceres Solutions Cooperative Aug 23.  The event is a great opportunity to interact with farmers and learn the latest technologies and programs progressive producers will adopt im the coming years to feed and fuel the nation and the world. Ceres Solutions is a partnership of 100 percent farmer owned cooperatives that supply agronomy inputs, seed, technology, information, power fuels, lubricants, propane gas and more.  Learn more about Ceres at www.ceresllp.com.

Topics: Networking Tags: ag, agriculture, cooperative, co-op, crops Comments: [comment_count]
Sep 5, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Cooperatives are a way for independent business owners to compete against growing corporate consolidation. Ideas for cooperatives often start with a conversation among friends around the kitchen table or while out for dinner.   The Veterinary Cooperative(TVC) was the brain child of a dinner discussion in October 2010 at a fall sailing regatta. Today the original 4 member/owners have grown to over 2,600 clinics. The TVC ownership represents over $2.5 billion in revenue from pet owners or about 15% of all pet owner revenue spent at veterinary hospitals. TVC is now celebrating its 5th anniversary. Read more about this growing co-op at www.theveterinarycooperative.coop.

 

Topics: Success Story Tags: veterinary, cooperative, coop, animals Comments: [comment_count]

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