Interagency Working Group on Co-op Development series concludes with October 13 meeting on equitable co-op ecosystems


On Friday, October 13, from 2-4 pm EDT, the Interagency Working Group on Cooperative Development (IAWGCD) will host a meeting titled “Envisioning an Equitable Cooperative Ecosystem.” This is the final topic in a lineup of Interagency Working Group on Cooperative Development meetings this summer and fall. Please see all meeting dates, times, links, and recordings below.   


Interagency Working Group on Cooperative Development meetings are kicked off by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development leadership. A panel of private sector representatives then describes the needs of the relevant cooperative sector. A second panel of Federal government representatives follows, discussing how current programs can meet the needs of cooperatives and brainstorming ideas for additional solutions. Each meeting provides an opportunity for robust discussion and participant engagement.   

The Interagency Working Group meetings occur as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill mandate that the Agriculture Secretary “chair an interagency working group to foster cooperative development and ensure coordination with federal agencies and… cooperative organizations.” 7 U.S.C. section 1932(e)(12)   

Upcoming Interagency Working Group on Cooperative Development Meetings:   

Envisioning an Equitable Cooperative Ecosystem   

Friday, October 13; 2-4 pm EDT   

Join Microsoft Teams Meeting   

If you missed an IAWGCD meeting, a recording of each webinar can be viewed below.  

IAWGCD Housing Cooperative Webinar   

IAWGCD Co-ops in the Food Supply Chain Webinar   

IAWGCD Childcare Cooperative Webinar   

IAWGCD Real Estate Cooperative Webinar  – (upload coming soon) 

For questions about this meeting series, please email To learn more about the Interagency Working Group on Cooperative Development, visit the IAWGCD Official Website.  

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