Virtual Farmer Cooperatives Conference highlights cooperative solutions in a challenging year

Register now and get the latest insights and analysis on how agricultural co-ops can thrive during unprecedented change.

Join your farmer cooperative peers for the Virtual Farmer Cooperatives Conference on November 5-6, 2020. Presented by the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, the Farmer Cooperatives Conference provides a forum for cooperative directors, managers and those doing business with agricultural cooperatives to explore issues that will shape the future of farmer-owned cooperatives.

Virtual FCC 2020 features thought leaders from the agricultural cooperative community who will share insights and analysis on how co-ops can thrive during unprecedented change:

Political Update

What’s in store for the agriculture industry in 2021? Just days after the election, Chuck Conner, President and CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, will review what we know about the election results and how they may impact farmer-owned cooperatives.

Leadership in the New Normal

Between the global pandemic, an economic downturn, political and social unrest, and active fire and hurricane seasons, cooperative leaders have been put to the test. In this session, cooperative leaders will share the lessons they are learning as their organizations navigate and adapt to this “New Normal” and how they are planning for what lies ahead.

Recruiting the Next Generation of Directors

Including the perspectives of young members on cooperative boards is critical to building businesses that will thrive long into the future. In this session, we will hear directly from young directors about their motivation for seeking election to a cooperative board, their experience serving on the board, and how cooperatives can improve their attraction and retention of young directors.

Fad or New Reality? Emerging Trends Resulting from COVID-19

The pandemic is likely to have long-lasting impacts on how we do business. Which changes are here to stay, and which changes are passing fads? In this session, cooperative leaders will discuss high level trends such as flexible work arrangements, workforce migration, supply chain shifts, changing consumer preferences, and omni-channel expansion within cooperatives.

See the full program

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to keep this year’s Farmer Cooperatives Conference incredibly affordable. Registration is $60 for the entire experience!

Register today

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