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BOOKS

Title: Collaborative marketing : a roadmap and resource guide for farmers
Author: Robert King
Second Author: Gigi DiGiacomo
Published: St. Paul, MN : Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture , c2000

Summary: This publication discusses the advantages of collaborative marketing groups (CMGs), how to form them, recruit new members, and begin operations. There are ten profiles of CMGs and a resource guide.

Call Number: 85 KIN
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation , Marketing

Title: Cooperation works! : how people are using cooperative action to rebuild communities and revitalize the economy
Author: E.G. Nadeau
Contributors:
Second Author: David J. Thomson
Published: Rochester, MN : Lone Oak Press, Ltd. , c1996 1st ed.
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Summary: Through more than 50 examples, this book shows how people can take more control over their lives through cooperative action and provides ideas on how readers can take similar action. Part I explores cooperative approaches to business, including agricultural, small business, consumer co-ops, and worker-owned enterprises. Part II explores housing co-ops and credit unions. Part III explores the relationship between cooperatives and community development.

ISBN: 1883477131
Call Number: 83.4 NAD
Subjects: Activism , Community development , Cooperatives and cooperation

Title: Make no small plans : a cooperative revival for rural America
Author: Lee Egerstrom
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Second Author:
Published: Rochester, MN : Lone Oak Press, Ltd. , c1994 1st ed.
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Summary: In advocating for a revival of agricultural cooperative efforts in the United States, the author offers a historical and cultural perspective for why cooperatives can revive rural America, draws on personal experiences while studying changes in agriculture and the world markets, explores successful cooperatives in the Netherlands and in alternative communities in the U.S., and looks ahead at technology and knowledge transfers, economic development tools, and the growth of new cooperative ventures.

ISBN: 1883477042
Call Number: 83.4 EGE
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation , Rural development

BOOKLETS

Title: Agricultural cooperatives as effective marketers of value-added products :
Author: S.D. Hardesty
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Second Author:
Published: Davis, CA : Center for Cooperatives, University of California, Davis , 1992
Series: Research report no. 4

Summary: The objectives of this study are to identify requirements for firms and to develop a list of programs for agricultural marketing cooperatives in order for both to be effective marketers of value-added products.

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Call Number: 83.4 HAR
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation , Value-added

Title: Business management and marketing : organizations & records
Author: Greg K. Yarrow
Contributors: Editors, William N. Grafton, Anthony Ferrise
Second Author: James J. Grippo
Published: Morgantown, WV : West Virgina University Extension Service , 1990?
Series: Natural resources management and income opportunity series

Summary: This publication consists of two papers, "Forms of business organizations with emphasis on landowner cooperatives for natural resources" and "Taxes, records and accounting for small businesses." The first paper outlines several forms of business organizations for landowner cooperatives. R.D. issue no. 763.

Call Number: 83.1 YAR
Subjects: Accounting , Business, rural , Cooperatives and cooperation , Management , Record keeping , Small business

Title: Cooperative principles and regulations : aiding or hampering cooperatives' efforts at value-added marketing?
Author: S.D. Hardesty
Contributors:
Second Author:
Published: Davis, CA : Center for Cooperatives , 1992
Series: Reseach report no. 3

Summary: The objectives of this study are to identify and analyze regulations and other factors unique to cooperative organizations which constrain their abilities to finance new products and to be effective marketers of value-added products.

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Call Number: 83.4 HAR
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation , Value-added

Title: Cooperatives : a tool for community economic development
Author: Mary Myers
Second Author: Greg Lawless
Published: Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives , 1998

Summary: a step-by-step manual for developing a cooperative which includes helpful additional resources

Call Number: 83.4 MYE
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation

Title: Co-ops : what farmers think!
Author: Jerome B. Siebert
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Second Author:
Published: Davis, CA : Center for Cooperatives, University of California, Davis , 1994
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Summary: This survey was conducted in order to determine what kinds of expectations agricultural producers have of cooperatives and their level of knowledge and understanding of underlying factors in cooperative operations and performance. The results could be used to help cooperatives understand and provide for the needs of their members in their planning processes.

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Call Number: 1885641087
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation

Title: Coordinated marketing : an operational tool for emerging cooperatives
Author: Neil H. Pelsue
Contributors:
Second Author: Patricia A. Driscoll
Published: Burlington, VT : Agricultural Experiment Station, University of Vermont , 1991
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Summary: In order to examine the potential for developing economic links between cooperatives, this study selected two produce cooperatives to determine the nature and extent of any duplicated resources and marketing activities, and to analyze the potential for coordinating resource and marketing efforts.

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Call Number: 83.4 PEL
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation

Title: Organizing and operating agricultural cooperatives :
Author: L. Burt
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Second Author:
Published: Corvallis, OR : Oregon State University Extension Service , 1997
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Summary: The focus of this publication is on creating new cooperatives, but many of the ideas may be helpful in reorganizing or expanding existing cooperatives. Topics include the history of cooperatives, common cooperative functions, benefits and limitations, reasons for forming cooperatives, legal organization, equity and debt considerations, management, membership responsibilities and linkages between cooperatives.

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Call Number: 83.4 BUR
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation

Title: Profitable pratices and strategies for a new generation
Published: Lincoln, NE : Center for Rural Affairs for the North Central Initiative for Small Farm Profitability , 2002

Summary: case studies prepared by the Center for Rural Affairs for the North Central Initiative for Small Farm Profitability

Call Number: 50.9 PRO
Subjects: Alternative agriculture , Alternative field crops , Beef , Beginning farming , Cattle , Cattle, beef , Cattle, dairy , Cooperatives and cooperation , Dairy production , Family farms , Family life , Hogs , Pork

Title: Starting an agricultural marketing cooperative :
Author:
Contributors: Reviewed by Jerome B. Siebert, Lee Ruth, David Zollinger
Second Author:
Published: Davis, CA : Center for Cooperatives, University of California, Davis , 1994
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Summary: This is a non-technical introduction to forming an agricultural cooperative marketing business. It is intended for use in conjunction with experienced legal and technical assistance. Topics include marketing and feasibility studies, marketing agreements, and cooperative finance. There are sample articles of incorporation and bylaws.

ISBN: 1885641079
Call Number: 83.4 STA
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation

Title: Vermont farmer cooperatives mean business :
Author: Brian M. Henehan
Contributors:
Second Author: Neil H. Pelsue, Jr.
Published: Burlington, VT : Agricultural Experiment Station , 1986 University of Vermont
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Summary: Fifteen agricultural cooperatives were surveyed to investigate key factors contributing to cooperative success.

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Call Number: 83.4 HEN
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation

VIDEOS

Title: Cooperating for sustainability
Contributors: The Northeast Center for Sustainable Agriculture Education and Research, Cornell Cooperative Enterprise Program, Pennsylvania Association for Sustainable Agriculture
Published: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University , c1997

Summary: This video teleconference examines three cooperatives. Highlights include understanding the role of advisors, adopting cost cutting practices, developing marketing strategies, and adding value to farm products.

Call Number: 83.4 COO
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation , Cost effectiveness , Extension programs , Marketing , Sustainable agriculture , Value-added

Title: Farmers and their diversified horticultural marketing strategies
Contributors: Produced by Vern Grubinger
Published: Burlington, VT : University of Vermont Extension , 1999

Call Number: 85 FAR
Subjects: Community supported agriculture (CSA) , Cooperatives and cooperation , Internet , Marketing , Marketing direct to consumers , Marketing to institutions , U-pick

Title: High-value marketing
Contributors: Produced by Rooy Media ; presented by Rodale Institute
Published: Frederick, MD : Rooy Media , c1991
Series: Farmer to farmer, strategies for sustainable agriculture

Call Number: 85 HIG
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation , Marketing , Roadside stands , U-pick

Title: New generation farmer cooperatives : the development process
Published: Madison, WI : University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives , c1998

Summary: This video includes excerpts from the 1998 Cooperative Development Training Conference held in Eau Claire and Madison, WI.

Call Number: 83.4 NEW
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation

Title: Producer cooperatives : Diana Endicott, Rainbow Organic Farms (Kansas), Feb. 23, 1999
Published: Lincoln, NE : Cooperative Extension Division, University of Nebraska , c1998
Series: Small farming systems seminar series

Call Number: 83.4 PRO
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation , Marketing

Title: The spirit of cooperation : the story of cooperatives and how Americans use them to improve their lives and their communities
Contributors: Produced by National Productions
Published: Washington, DC : The National Cooperative Center , 1994

Summary: This documentary blends history, economics, and interviews to explain how cooperatives work, what they have accomplished, and how people benefit from them.

Call Number: 83.4 SPI
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation

AUDIOCASSETTES

Title: 1996 Acres U.S.A. Conference : rediscovering the coop-- the Texas Organic Cotton Growers story
Author: La Rhea Pepper
Published: Metairie, LA : Acres, U.S.A. , 1996

Publishers Number: 2016
Call Number: 83.4 PEP
Subjects: Cooperatives and cooperation , Organic cotton

WEB PAGES

What New Generation Cooperative Officials Should Know About Members and Their Concerns (North Dakota State University)
Value Added Agribusinesss (Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs)
Should I Join a New Processing Cooperative? (North Dakota State University)
Questions and Answers about Agriculture Loan Officers and Farmers' Investments in New Generation Cooperatives (North Dakota State University)
New Generation Cooperatives: A Short History of the Idea and the Enterprise (Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs)
New Generation Cooperative Membership: How Do Members Differ from Nonmembers (North Dakota State University)
Member Control of Cooperatives: What it Means and How it is Exercised (University of Missouri)
Marketing Cooperatives (University of California-Davis)
How Agricultural Cooperatives are Taxed (University of Missouri)
Home Grown Wisconsin: The Story of a New Producer Cooperative (Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs)
Hard Choices: The Birth and Death of Ranchers' Choice Cooperative (Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs)
Golden Triangle Energy Cooperative, Inc, Ethanol Plant (Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs)
Golden Oval Case Study (Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs)
Going Against the Grain: The Story of the Mountain View Harvest Cooperative (Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs)
The Future of Agriculture: An Introduction (Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs)
Five Questions to Ask Before Joining A New Processing Cooperative (North Dakota State University)
The Farmerís Legal Guide to Producer Marketing Associations (Drake University)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Your Roles as a Co-op Members (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Understanding Cooperative Terminology (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Should Your Cooperative be "Exempt" or "Non-Exempt" (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Role of the Co-op Manager (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: How to Start a Cooperative (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: How They Fit into the American Free Enterprise System (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Guidelines for Writing Cooperative Bylaws (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: General Guidelines for Writing Co-op Articles of Incorporation (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Financing Agricultural Cooperatives - Alternative Capital Sources (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Financial Ratios Useful to Agricultural Cooperatives (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Farmer and Consumer Cooperatives Structure and Classification (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Cooperative Refunds: Patronage and Revolving (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Cooperative Mergers, Acquisitions and Other Forms of Restructuring (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Cooperative Food Buying Organizations (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Cooperative Education and Communication (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Conducting a Feasibility Study for Marketing Cooperatives (University of Kentucky)
The Farmer's Cooperative Yardstick: Board of Directors for Farm Cooperatives -- Powers-Responsibilities-Liability (University of Kentucky)
CROPP Study Maps Path to Small-Scale Co-op Marketing Success (Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems University of Wisconsin)
Creating 'Co-op Fever (USDA Rural Development)
Co-ops 101 (National Council of Farmers Cooperatives)
Co-op Development Manual (University of Wisconsin)
Cooperatives: A Tool Community Economic Development (University of Wisconsin)
Cooperatives (ATTRA)
Considering Cooperation: A Guide for New Cooperative Development (Cornell University)
Case Study of Southwest Iowa Soy Cooperative (Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs)
The Case of the Heartland Organic Marketing Cooperative (Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs)
Basics of Missouri Agricultural Cooperatives (University of Missouri)


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