This presentation explores the impact and potential of co-operative enterprise in our regional food system, from the producer to the consumer. The presentation reviews various co-op structures, including producer, consumer, worker, and multistakeholder models and provides guidance for people exploring a co-operative business start-up or conversion in their community.
Good Food & Good Jobs in the Pioneer Valley," NFCA Keynote, PVGrows Spring Forum, April 2014.
Exploring the Potential of Regional Sourcing, NCGA's Eastern Corridor Steering Committee, January 2014.
Growing the Co-operative Food System, NOFA Winter Conference, Worcester, MA, January 2013.
NFCA Executive Director Erbin Crowell was keynote presenter at the PVGrows Spring Forum on "Good Food and Good Jobs in the Pioneer Valley" in Holyoke, MA, in April 2014. What are “good food jobs” and what can we do to support their creation? What role can co-operative enterprise play in building more resilient local economies that can sustain good jobs over time?