Monthly Archives: February 2012

When Local Government Cooperates

Clem Nilan, General Manager City Market Onion River Co-op   Ed Antczak, Economic Development Specialist City of Burlington Community & Economic Development Office   Look at what is possible when there's the political will to cooperate! The City of Burlington, VT, and the Onion River Co-op, in a brilliant display of cooperation on a civic level, have forged a partnership now 10 years strong.

Using EL monitoring reports as the basis of a strategic conversation

This process is a variation of the one described in the “Boards Acting on Ends Reports” Field Guide. Not all limitations monitoring reports will warrant this extra attention, but sometimes this approach can elevate the board’s monitoring work from basic fiduciary oversight into a more meaningful strategic conversation. Along with determining whether the report demonstrates reasonable accomplishment, the board can use a structured process [...]

Remarks from Kathleen Merrigan: The Opportunities of Cooperation

Kathleen Merrigan, Deputy-Secretary [bio] US Department of Agriculture   Washington, DC   Don't miss this brief talk on the opportunities that cooperatives have, especially right now, and the resources that the USDA has available to support cooperative growth and excellence.