Maine residents are stepping up to talk about programs, services, and justice platforms—especially how to organize cooperatives to meet their needs.
CDI friend and ally Jim Wadsworth has been named the 2017 Unsung Hero Award recipient for his work at the USDA as an agricultural economist in Cooperative Programs. He has spent years in co-op education as a researcher and is
Food should be fair! We’re co-sponsoring the 2016 Farmers’ Market Managers Workshop in North Grafton, Massachusetts on April 6th. This year’s workshop will explore ways in which market managers can build and strengthen local connections. Deep roots strengthen both the
New Roots Cooperative Farm has secured a new 30-acre farm in Lewiston, Maine, with support from Maine Farmland Trust (MFT) and Land for Good. MFT and New Roots intend to develop an agreement that will allow the farmers to purchase
Maine Farm and Sea Cooperative, the nation’s first farm-to-institution food service cooperative, will bid on the University of Maine System food service contract, offering a locally-owned alternative for institutional food service. This is a cooperative that CDI has helped through
Check out this Greenhorns Radio Broadcast featuring, Dan Hobbs, who is a cooperative development specialist with the Rocky Mountain Farmers Union Cooperative and Economic Development Center. Dan talks about how seeding local agricultural cooperatives can address many of the local
Our friends at Cooperative Maine are helping put together an inspiring one-day conference, “Creating and Sustaining Vibrant Local Economies in Maine” on March 22 (this Saturday), 9 AM-4 PM, Randall Student Center, Augusta. We like the goals for the day!
The Greenhorns, an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting young farmers, has published a guidebook for Cooperative Farming: Frameworks for Farming Together by Faith Gilbert. CDI’s Lynda Brushett was a contributing author. “Compiled from 42 interviews with farmers and professionals,
NECC 65th Annual Meeting and Leaders Forum, CoBank Customer Meeting The 65th NECC Annual Meeting and Leaders Forum, “Strategic Decision Making Through Tactical Leadership” and the CoBank Northeast Customer Meeting will be held March 27-28, 2014 at the Albany Marriott,
Calling Young Farmers: Conference on Co-operatives Every February students attend the Collegiate Conference on Co-operatives. Sponsored in part by the CHS Foundation and CoBank, the event attracts participants from across the country to the hotbed of co-operation, Minneapolis/St. Paul. The