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From the organizers:

Join us for a timely discussion between experts in cooperative structures moderated by Swette Center Executive Director Kathleen Merrigan.

Younger generations see economic exclusion and inequality, political divisiveness, and are demanding a greater say in the future of food. Could this be a cooperative moment? What can we learn from an examination of the history and current state of the US cooperative movement, which has been so significant to Rural America?

Panelists include

  • John and Carol Zippert – Former Federation of Southern Cooperatives, Cooperative Hall of Farmers
  • Jerry McGeorge – Executive Vice President, CROPP Cooperative, Organic Valley
  • Sarah Tyree – Vice President, Policy and Public Affairs, CoBank
  • Doug O’Brien – President and CEO, National Cooperative Business Association, CLUSA International

Following our panel, there will be time for audience participation and a post program reception with rooftop views.

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