How can agricultural cooperatives navigate today’s economic uncertainties without losing sight of tomorrow’s opportunities? The 12th Annual Farmer Cooperatives Conference will explore issues and strategies such as:

Risk and Uncertainty
Volatility characterizes every aspect of agribusiness, from input costs to market demand. Learn how flexible strategies for planning and risk management can buffer the uncertainty of changing business conditions.

Changing market demand
Consumer preferences are changing, and the economic downturn is affecting household decisions. Understanding shifts in consumer demand can lead to an effective marketplace response.

Energy
Climate-change legislation may affect agricultural practices and priorities. Understanding possible changes in energy policy can create cooperative opportunity.

Capitalization challenges
Hear how innovative equity and financial management programs might capitalize new venture opportunities.