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People Make their Cooperatives Go and Grow: Reflections on a Timeless Idea

The timeless idea that it is people who make their cooperative go and grow is celebrating its 50th year as a guiding principle in cooperative organizations. In recognition and celebration of this idea, the CFAES Center for Cooperatives has created a publication featuring this idea which Dr. Charles (Chuck) Ingraham, an Extension agricultural economist at the time, introduced in an historic speech. The publication also shares insights and reflections from members of the Ohio cooperative community. A downloadable version of the document is available here. To learn more about the CFAES Center for Cooperatives, visit the center's blog.