In early 2011, the ICDC was contacted by Organic Valley and asked to assist a group of 80 organic milk producers in northern Indiana form a cooperative to purchase a local organic feed mill. The steering committee met bi-weekly throughout 2012 with a goal of completing the project by early 2013.
We help develop and launch cooperative organizations in Indiana.
Indiana Cooperative Development Center provides innovative, results-oriented, and cost-effective services to cooperatives and related organizations.
We can help you with…
- strategic planning
- marketing analysis
- feasibility studies
- business plans
- staff training
A nonprofit located in Indianapolis, our knowledgeable staff has aided the development and launch of cooperatives of all kinds.
2015 Inductees for Cooperative Hall of Fame Announced
Four outstanding cooperative leaders will receive the cooperative community's highest honor on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, when they are inducted into the Cooperative Hall of Fame.
The inductees are consumer cooperative advocate and educator Ann Hoyt, retired professor and department chair of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Consumer Science; cooperative agri-business leader Daniel T. Kelly, former GROWMARK, Inc. board chair; cooperative educator William J. Nelson, vice president of Corporate Citizenship and president of the CHS Foundation; and cooperative development strategist Judy Ziewacz, former executive director of the Cooperative Development Foundation.
These cooperative leaders will be recognized at the annual Cooperative Hall of Fame dinner and induction ceremony at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. on the evening of May 6, 2015.
For more information go to: www.cdf.coop.
FROM THE BLOG
The Indiana Cooperative Development Center (ICDC) received a $200,000 grant from USDA-RD to provide technical as