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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! […]

Co-op Application Info, Tips, & Tricks

By: Jenny Webb, Illinois Farm Bureau Membership and Program Specialist Local cooperatives are something that farmers and consumers count on in Illinois. In order for FFA members to learn the value of cooperatives and develop an understanding of the cooperative way of doing business, Illinois Farm Bureau and Affiliates created the Cooperative Activities Program. Through […]

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 […]