Cooperative Principles

2017 Heritage and Cooperative Tour Recap

by Willow Krumwiede, Illinois Farm Bureau Membership and Programs Intern It hasn’t been intentional, but somehow Washington D.C. has become a popular destination for me. Oddly enough, I’m pretty sure I’ve visited D.C. more than Chicago. Of course, I’m not complaining when I say that – I truly think Washington D.C. is an incredible place! […]

Cooperative Principles #1 and #2

Did you know that while there are many different kinds of cooperatives doing business today, they all have something in common? Today’s cooperatives abide by the cooperative principles, a set of seven guidelines set forth in the late 1800s in England. The principles are what set co-ops apart from other business models. Principle 1: Voluntary […]