Appalachia Cooperates Initiative 2020

Workshop Canceled-

With guidance provided by The Ohio State University with regard to public health concerns, the CFAES Center for Cooperatives is canceling non-essential events.  Therefore, Foodpreneur School has been canceled.   If the Center decides to reschedule Foodpreneur School at a later date, we will notify all those that currently applied. 

We apologize for any inconvenience that this may have caused.   The health of our presenters, attendees, staff, and employees is of utmost importance. If you have any questions on this cancelation, please email Charissa Gardner at or call 740.289.2071 ext. 132.



How does a worker cooperative work? Learn the nuts and bolts of worker-ownership and start recognizing co-op opportunities in your community.

This practical workshop of the Appalachia Cooperates Initiative will feature experts sharing how co-ops compare to other business models, cooperative finance, director responsibilities, and experiences working with co-op entrepreneurs.

Who should attend? Community, economic, and business developers; Extension educators; cooperative entrepreneurs; and community members interested in starting or growing co-ops.

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