University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives
Journal of Cooperatives

Title State Cooperative Councils: What are the Local Member Cooperatives Looking For?
Author(s) Joan R. Fulton and Michael Keenan
Series Volume 12
Issue Date 1997
Abstract State cooperative councils serve a valuable role for local cooperatives by providing services including education, legislative monitoring and lobbying, and promotion of the cooperative form of business. This paper outlines the specific challenges that state councils are experiencing in today’s changing agribusiness environment. The results of a survey of members of the Colorado cooperative Council are reported. Logit analysis is performed to identify the factors contributing to the cooperatives' satisfaction with the state council and the cooperatives use of the councils' services. The paper concludes with suggestions for action by state councils.

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