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Sep 7, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The Community Controlled Food Initiative (CCFI) is a community run food cooperative started in July 2016. They purchase food directly from local farmers and bring it home to neighbors, family, friends, and anyone who wants good fresh food! They also host a monthly cooking demonstration and community potluck.

WHEN: Every Second Saturday of the month 3-5pm LOCATION: Kheprw Institute -... Read more >

Topics: Networking Tags: food, co-op, cooperative, Kheprw
Sep 5, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

"Before the storm ever hit, we had co-ops in inside the state and in other states volunteering and wanting to know how they could help to put systems back together so members could have power. It is part of the cooperative spirit,” said NRECA Texas Director Kerry Kelton.  That co-op spirit is embodied in the 6th co-op prinicple - Cooperation Among Cooperatives.  This principle is reflected in... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: power, energy, co-ops, cooperatives, Texas, hurricane
Sep 5, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Colorado’s first senior housing cooperative is preparing to break ground in Fort Collins. The Village Cooperative is a community of active adults who want to escape the hassles of home maintenance and upkeep, but want the investment and tax advantages of home ownership. The cooperative will include 52 spacious homes in one bedroom, two bedroom and two bedroom with den designs built... Read more >

Topics: Success Story Tags: cooperatives, co-op, housing, seniors
Sep 5, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Hundreds of farmers attended a field day hosted by Ceres Solutions Cooperative Aug 23.  The event is a great opportunity to interact with farmers and learn the latest technologies and programs progressive producers will adopt im the coming years to feed and fuel the nation and the world. Ceres Solutions is a partnership of 100 percent farmer owned cooperatives that supply agronomy inputs, seed... Read more >

Topics: Networking Tags: ag, agriculture, cooperative, co-op, crops
Sep 5, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Cooperatives are a way for independent business owners to compete against growing corporate consolidation. Ideas for cooperatives often start with a conversation among friends around the kitchen table or while out for dinner.   The Veterinary Cooperative(TVC) was the brain child of a dinner discussion in... Read more >

Topics: Success Story Tags: veterinary, cooperative, coop, animals
Aug 23, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Access to broadband is critical to the stability and growth of rural America.  Courthouses, farms and businesses need high-speed internet. Broadband plays a critical for rural medicine and education and it is important to support our students and local schools. They are the lifeblood keeping rural communities intact. ... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops
Aug 9, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

This Saturday, August 12, people worldwide will celebrate International Youth Day. Observed annually on August 12 since 2000, this United Nations emphasis day recognizes young people as agents of change. This year's theme, "Youth Building Peace," highlights young people's contributions to conflict prevention and transformation, as well as... Read more >

Topics: Networking Tags: youth, United Nations, UN
May 26, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

It's official:  Up & Coming 2018 is scheduled for March 16-17 Read more >

Jan 4, 2017
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“ICDC was pivotal to developing Lost River Market and Deli in a community that doesn’t match the normal food co-op demographic. Incorporation, bylaws, organizing a steering committee—but the largest impact was ICDC’s consistent attention, offering advice, finding resources and avenues of support and helping us tell our story to members and funders.”

—Debbie Turner, Lost River... Read more >

Topics: Testimonial
Jan 4, 2017
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“We began working as a multifarm agricul­tural cooperative in 2006 with assistance from ICDC and a grant for legal expenses. Without that support, our co-op growers wouldn’t have been able to confidently create its FarmFreshCSA project to direct market our naturally grown fresh produce.”

—Claire Whalen, Laughery Valley Growers Read more >

Topics: Testimonial

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