Past Events

Friday, March 10, 2017 - 8:30am to Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 3:45pm

Dates are set and planning is underway for Up & Coming 2017.  Mark your calendars for March 10-11, 2017 with an optional day of tours and workshops on March 9.  The conference will be held at the Intercontinental Milwaukee, 139 East Kilbourn Ave., Milwaukee, WI.  Online reservation link is:  Up & Coming Conf - Spring 2017.

We've currently got 54 sessions on the agenda!  Some of the workshops will look familiar - Laying the Foudation I and II and some are new such as The Power of Vision and Policy Governance 101.  The previous "peer to peer" track has been renamed "Case Studies".  We've also planned an entirely new track designed to provide lots of peer learning for folks working in economically challenged urban communities entitled "Innovation".

Registration is now open! Check back often for changes and updates to the agenda and news about the conference.

Questions? Contact Debbie Trocha at 317-692-7707 or at dtrocha@icdc.coop

 

Intercontinental Milwaukee
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 -
8:30am to 3:30pm

Plan to attend this year's Forum to learn, network and enjoy the day talking to other market managers in Indiana!  This year's agenda will focus on Skills Building, Emerging Issues and Regulations and Policies.  A variety of presenters from state agencies as well as market manager peers will ensure you are learning from the breadth of practitioners.

Registration is $30 and includes lunch.  Registration is now open.  Please click here to register.

Session topics imclude:

Building and Managing Community Partnerships

HEA 1309: Home Based Vending Rules and Regulations

Snap Solutions for Markets

Thorny Issues

Hendricks Country Fairgrounds
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, February 11, 2017 - 5:00pm

The 38th Annual OEFFA Conference is Ohio's largest sustainable food and farm conference.  It's scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9-Saturday, February 11, 2017.  This event offers lots of opportunities for farmers, backyard growers, home cooks, homesteaders and others committted to local food, sustainable ag and green living.

Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. 5th St., Dayton, OH 45402
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 12:00pm to Thursday, January 12, 2017 - 2:00pm

Educational sessions are designed to meet the needs of growers with information on production practices, pest and disease control, processing, marketing, agritourism, food safety, farm management and legislative/regulatory concerns.  The Congress also provides a wonderful opportunity to network with old friends and business contacts, as well as form new connections.

Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st St, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 -
8:30am to 3:00pm

The class describes the history, culture and nuances of the cooperative business model.  Each employee will leave this program with a solid understanding of the ownership, equity-patronage and member representation structure of their cooperative. The participant will be able to explain their cooperative’s advantage to members and the general public. 

The fees for this program are as follows:  Member $140.00, Non Member $220.00.

Farm Credit Mid-America office at 1601 UPS Drive, Louisville, KY
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 11:00am to Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 12:00pm

As a Board Chair, you understand your governance role to lead your board and cooperative.  This roundtable will explain the unique challenges faced by board chairs in the cooperative business world.

How do you, as Board Chair, handle the too quiet director, the overly talkative director, the director who likes to manage, or the director who likes to share everything that is discussed at the board meeting?

These and other current topics that require effective board leadership will be discussed at this roundtable.  Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to gain insight into the responsibilities of your position and network with other board chairs to share ideas about working with your directors.

Program Fee:  $300 MACC Members
                          $400 Non-Members

 

               

 

Assoc of Illinois Electric Cooperatives, 6460 S. Sixth St. Frontage Rd., Springfield, IL 62708
Thursday, November 3, 2016 -
9:00am to 3:30pm

Join us on November 3rd for our 10th Annual Crossroads Cooperative Summit.

The heart of the co-op beats with its service to community.  Cooperatives from across the country will share experiences of how their cooperatives fulfill Principle 7 - support for their communities. 

 

Indiana Farm Bureau, 225 S. East St., Indianapolis, IN
Thursday, October 20, 2016 -
9:00am to 3:30pm

Co-ops have the potential to create jobs, empower individuals and strengthen communities.  This business model can provide a path toward more self-sufficiency and greater economic potential.  The conference will highlight the impact that African Americans, Hispanics, and Latinos have had on the cooperative movement in this country and showcase their successes in the cooperative movement. 

Jessica Gordon Nembhard’s book, Collective Courage, illustrates that African Americans have a long and strong history of cooperative ownership, especially in reaction to market failures and economic racial discrimination. It is mostly a hidden history and complicated by economic marginalization, and thwarted by racial discrimination and white supremacist violence. Against adversity, the African American community has created a legacy of cooperation that still exists. The earliest efforts built communal ways of supporting each other, and built the foundation for formal businesses. These efforts enriched many during the ebb and flow of US co-op history throughout which African Americans have been contributors.

Join us on October 20 as Jessica shares details about her book and the enormous contributions made by African Americans in the cooperative movement.  Cooperators from Louisiana, to Michigan to North Carolina to Georgia will also share the impact that cooperatives have had on their lives and the communities in which they live.

Sponsors for the event include, Indiana Farm Bureau, Kheprw Institute, NCB, USDA-RD, CDF, The Cooperative Foundation, NCBA-CLUSA.

 

Indiana Farm Bureau, 225 S. East St., Indianapolis, IN
Thursday, October 6, 2016 -
9:00am to 4:30pm

Please join us on Thursday 6 October 2016 in Indianapolis for the Indiana Local Food Summit!
Join us for a morning of focused networking for food councils, farm to school, food hubs, healthy food access and food business training. Stay for lunch and attend afternoon sessions on ‘Getting Started in Farm to School,’ Cooperative Business Models, Creative purchasing of local food for institutions and restaurants and more!

Who should attend: Anyone working on local food in their community: farm to school, school gardens, community gardens, chefs, food service directors, food hubs, farmers, consumers, elected officials, food entrepreneurs, food access, food insecurity, SNAP, WIC, economic development, city or county leaders - if you are part of a food community - please bring your group!

Early-Bird Registration: $30 includes materials, beverages, snacks and local food lunch, catered by Ivy Tech Culinary Students Registration after 15 September: $40

Draft Agenda:
9:00 am Keynote and Welcome
10:00 am - 12:30 pm Networking and learning sessions for Food Councils, Indiana Farm to School Network, Food Hubs, Food Business Development and Healthy Food Access
12:30 - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 - 4:30 pm Concurrent sessions on many local food topics including, Gardening for Healthy Food Access, Using Policy, Systems and the Environment to address food access, Getting Started in Farm to School, Chef and Food Service Sourcing of Local Food, Cooperative Business Models and more!

Ivy Tech Corporate and Culinary Campus; 2820 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 -
8:30am to 3:00pm

The class describes the history, culture and nuances of the cooperative business model.  Each employee will leave this program with a solid understanding of the ownership, equity-patronage and member representation structure of their cooperative. The participant will be able to explain their cooperative’s advantage to members and the general public. 

The fees for this program are as follows:  Member $140.00, Non Member $220.00. 

Farm Credit Mid-America office at 1601 UPS Drive, Louisville, KY

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