Cooperative Models for the Business of Farming

Farming is one of the real wealth-producing sectors of our fragile global economic system. Like farmers of the past, farmers today are looking at business models that allow them leverage in the marketplace to protect their economic security along with their values of stewardship. Cooperative business models that empower right livelihood, fair wages, and environmental stewardship are being organized to achieve this commonwealth. Come learn how the power of association can improve economic viability while advancing ecological values.


Robert Karp, Biodynamic Association, Milwaukee, WI;
Luis Sierra, California Center for Cooperative Development, Davis, CA;
Anne Schwartz, Blue Heron Farm, Rockport, WA.

Sponsored by the Biodynamic Association.