Cooperative Strategy, Structure, and Finance

November 18-19, 2008
St. Paul, MN
Crowne Plaza St. Paul - Riverfront

Equity and capital management issues continue to drive major strategic decisions by today’s farmer cooperatives. To compete in the global marketplace, cooperatives must pursue growth opportunities while assuming the increased risks associated with supply chain cost management pressures.

What innovative structural and financial strategies should cooperatives adopt to meet these challenges, while delivering value to their members? Where will cooperatives find the leadership to develop and execute these initiatives? How can cooperatives effectively plan for change?

This is a unique opportunity to join with cooperative board members, CEOs, and others doing business with agricultural cooperatives to examine issues so critical to cooperative success.

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Farmer Cooperative Conference Sponsors

The following organizations have helped make the Farmer Cooperatives Conference possible through their generous donations to the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives.
Conference Partners
($5,000 - $8,000)
Farm Foundation
Program Sponsors
($2,000 - $4,999)
CHS Inc.
Dorsey & Whitney LLP
Land O'Lakes
Lindquist & Vennum PLLP
Stoel Rives LLP
The Cooperative Foundation
General Sponsors
($1,000 - $1,999)
National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
West Central Cooperative
($250 - $999)
Clifton Gunderson
Thank you to the Ralph K. Morris Foundation for supporting the banquet.