As most every farmer knows, the CSA competition has risen substantially. With more online home delivery services available, farmers need a competitive edge to stay in business. That edge is to work together for the good of all and the profitability of each farm! But what this picture looks like, and how it works, can be a quandary. What regulations will we face? How are the work and profits distributed? Luis Sierra, Assistant Executive Director of California Center for Cooperative Development, brings years of experience to the cooperative business model. His knowledge of the nuts and bolts of cooperative business is a great asset to farmers.
Maud Powell, Siskiyou Sustainable Co-op, Jacksonville, OR (invited);
Luis Sierra, California Center for Cooperative Development, Davis, CA.
Funded by the USDA BFRDP.