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Cooperatives and Sustainable Development in Appalachia – June 29 Conversation

Join the conversation about opportunities and challenges of sustainable development in Appalachia on June 29 (1-2 p.m.) (free via Zoom). To register, visit 

 Join the discussion on the co-op model, the potential relationship between cooperatives and sustainable development goals, current efforts to support a cooperative ecosystem in central Appalachia, and opportunities and barriers to cooperatives in our region. Audience members are encouraged to bring their own experiences and questions to share as part of this moderated conversation.

Roundtable Panelists

· Todd Nesbitt, professor at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania 

· Myrisa Christy, project and development specialist with Kentucky Center for Agricultural and Rural Development 

· Hannah Scott, program director at The Ohio State University CFAES Center for Cooperatives 

· Moderated by Dr. Kathryn Engle, director of the Appalachian Center at the University of Kentucky 

Contact Samantha Black ( with questions about this talk.