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Co-op Primer

  • Cooperatives in Wisconsin: The Power of Cooperative Action
    Cooperatives in Action This booklet provides an overview of cooperatives, how co-ops work, and how to start a cooperative. It includes an extensive listing of co-op-related resources. University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, 2007. Printed copies are available from your Wisconsin county Extension office or from the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives.
  • Cooperatives: Principles and Practices in the Twenty-First Century
    Cooperative Principles and Practice A pdf of this publication is available free of charge on-line. To order spiral bound copies call Cooperative Extension Publications at 877-WIS-PUBS or go to the above website for an on-line order form. Shipping and handling charges are calculated when you place your order for this $12 book.
  • Legal Manual for Small Rural Home Cooperatives
    LegalThese manuals are designed to help people develop cooperatives composed of a small number of adjacent family homes specifically designed for senior citizens. They were produced by the Foundation for Rural Housing, Inc., and the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, in 2005.
  • Development Manual for Small Rural Home Cooperatives
  • More than just housing.... Co-Op Housing
    Cooperative Housing
  • This guide by UWCC attempts to answer your questions regarding ownership, responsibilities, and benefits of living in a housing cooperative.
  • Balancing Ecology and Economics
    Balancing Forestry and Ecology The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives (UWCC), Cooperative Development Services (CDS) and the Community Forestry Resource Center (CFRC) are pleased to announce the publication of Balancing Ecology and Economics: A Start-up Guide for Forest Owner Cooperation. The Guide is intended to show how private landowners, working together, can improve the ecological conditions of their lands while at the same time improving their own economic well-being and that of the communities in which their forest land is located.

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