University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives

FARMER
COOPERATIVES
1998 Invitational
     November 2 & 3, 1998
     Minneapolis, MN

Strong Co-op Themes Emerge at Conference

Over 150 leaders from cooperatives, universities and government got a healthy dose of ideas for innovative roles and actions for cooperatives at the Farmer Cooperative 1998 Conference. Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives and the Farm Foundation, the conference was designed to serve as a catalyst for invigorated thinking about the future of farmer cooperatives. Speakers from cooperatives and government, along with university researchers and educators, assessed the powerful forces associated with an increasingly globalized and industrialized agriculture and what approaches farmer cooperatives should embrace to realize their full potential.

  • Post Conference Summary
  • Conference Presentations
    • Boehlje, Mike - Globalization & Industrialization: Implications for Farmer Cooperatives
    • Doyle, Ken - Meeting Diverse Producer Needs: Perspectives on Farmer Cooperatives' Potential
    • Ellison, Ed - Cooperative Perspectives on Finance and Capitalization Evolving Cooperative Business Structures: Implications for Farmer Cooperatives
    • Gherty, Jack - Cooperative Strategies: Adding Producer Value in an Industrialized Environment
    • Hodges, Chris - Cooperative Strategies: Adding Producer Value in a Global Environment
    • Kappelman, Pete - Meeting Diverse Producer Needs: Perspectives on Farmer Cooperatives' Potential
    • Knutson, Ron - The Cooperative's Role in Declining Price Supports
    • Noack, Steven E. - Evolving Cooperative Business Structures: Implications for Farmer Cooperatives
    • Peterson, Stu - Financial Market Innovations: Emerging Financing Options
    • Rice, William - Cooperative Perspectives on Finance and Capitalization
    • Royer, Jeffrey - Financial Market Innovations: Implications for Farmer Cooperatives
    • Torgerson, Randall E. - The Cooperative's Role in Declining Price Supports
    • Warner, Mike - Cooperative Strategies: Adding Producer Value in an Industrialized Environment

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