cooperative development

Co-op 101: How Do Cooperatives Compare to Other Business Structures?

In our last post about Co-ops we talked about how cooperatives demonstrate the following principles: User-owned, User-Controlled; and User-benefitted.   There are many positive attributes to the cooperative business structure, but it is not the appropriate structure for every business and its owners.  Choosing the appropriate business structure is an important strategic decision for business owners. 

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Co-op 101: What makes a Cooperative a Cooperative?

Co-op 101: What makes a Cooperative a Cooperative?

So, what is a cooperative? According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a cooperative is “an enterprise or organization owned by and operated for the benefit of those using its services.” Put simply a cooperative is a business owned and controlled by the people that it services.

Internship Opportunity

Internship Opportunity

Would you like to learn more about how Kentucky’s agricultural businesses operate and how your classwork applies to real-world business situations? 

The Kentucky Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (KCARD) is currently searching for a college junior, senior, or graduate student majoring in Agricultural Economics to serve as a paid intern for summer 2019.