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Interagency Working Group on Co-op Development series continues with September 15 meeting on real estate co-ops

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On Friday, September 15 from 2-3:30 pm EDT, the Interagency Working Group on Cooperative Development (IAWGCD) will host a meeting on real estate cooperatives. Real estate cooperatives are the fourth 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.  

Join the September 15 meeting

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:  

Real Estate Cooperatives  

Friday, September 15; 2-3:30 pm EDT  

Envisioning an Equitable Cooperative Ecosystem  

Friday, October 13; 2-3:30 pm EDT  

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  

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

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