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.
CROSSROADS COOPERATIVE SUMMIT
The Indiana Cooperative Development Center is proud to announce 2014 inductees into the Cooperative Hall of Fame:
Cooperative Hero: J. Steven (Steve) Smith, President & CEO, Hooiser Energy Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Community Service Award: Jacqueline Hannah, General Manager, Common Ground food co-op
Don't miss the opportunity to honor Steve and Hannah at the:
Crossroads Cooperative Summit
Friday, November 1, 2013
Farm Bureau Building, Indianapolis, IN
The Summit provides a unique opportunity to network with and learn from cooperatives from various sectors across Indiana and Illinois.
Register today at http://www.indianasummit.coop!
FROM THE BLOG
Fifty and more years ago, very busy hog, cattle, dairy and grain farmer-members did all the cooperative lifting.
Common Ground Healthcare Cooperative is dedicated to changing insurance by delivering a new and better way to experience quality, comprehensive care. Their approach is simple: they value people above profit.