Posts Tagged: Cooperative Month

Cooperative principles: Concern for community

  Cooperatives are organizations structured and managed according to seven guiding tenets established in 1844 and formally known as Rochdale Principles of Co-operation. This blog series explores each of these cooperative principles. In many ways, a cooperative is similar to a community, with member-owners committed to the organization’s success electing its leadership and sharing in… Read more »

Cooperative principles: Cooperation

A graphic giving a quick explanation of the role cooperation plays in the cooperative structure

  Cooperatives are organizations structured and managed according to seven guiding tenets established in 1844 and formally known as Rochdale Principles of Co-operation. This blog series explores each of these cooperative principles. The unique structure of cooperatives, including being both owned and governed by their customer-members, embodies a culture of cooperation – with customers, with… Read more »

Cooperative principles: Education, training and information

A graphic giving a quick explanation of the role education, training and information play in the cooperative structure

  During Cooperative Month, we’re exploring the role principles play in our structure. Today, we continue with principle number five. Cooperatives, including Farm Credit, are organizations structured and managed according to seven guiding tenets established in 1844, formally known as Rochdale Principles of Co-operation. The fifth cooperative principle of “Education, Training and Information” holds that… Read more »

Principles are what set cooperatives apart

Farmer and lender standing in a field with the Co-op Month logo showing

  By Bill Oemichen, United FCS Board Member People involved with cooperative businesses—the people who furnish telephone service or electricity for many rural residents, produce or process dairy foods, provide farm supplies or extend the credit to purchase them—often speak of “the cooperative difference.” As we celebrate Cooperative Month, it bears repeating what that difference… Read more »

Celebrate Cooperative Month!

Co-op Month Logo

Now that the calendar has officially flipped from September to October, we are reminded of what this month typically brings with it. The leaves change colors, revealing the beautiful fall foliage. Farmers spending long hours harvesting their crops and tending their fields. The popular pumpkin spice flavored items line the shelves of supermarkets and coffee… Read more »