November 2-4, 2016

Radisson Blu Hotel
Minneapolis, MN

19th Annual Farmer Cooperatives Conference

November 2-4, 2016

Radisson Blu Hotel | Minneapolis, MN

The 19th Annual Farmer Cooperatives Conference returns to downtown Minneapolis November 2-4 for education and networking. Attendees will spend two days with top agricultural cooperative leadership as they address today's most pressing competitive challenges. Cooperative experts will present their latest research and cooperative leaders will leave with new strategies and techniques to improve their farmer-owned cooperative. Click on the image to see the conference brochure.


The Farmer Cooperatives Conference is a national event highlighting the latest strategic thinking on current cooperative issues and trends. It provides a forum for cooperative directors, managers, and those doing business with agricultural cooperatives to learn and exchange ideas with policy, research, and legal experts about issues currently affecting the agricultural cooperative community. 

Organized by the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives, the program is developed by a national planning committee with diverse backgrounds and expertise from the cooperative, agribusiness and academic sectors. We are grateful for their commitment.

Conference Planning Committee
Bob Bass, CHS Inc. Tom Liebe, Cooperative Network
Mike Boland, University of Minnesota Jason Lueders, CoBank
Marlis Carson, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Anne Reynolds, UW Center for Cooperatives
Michael Cook, University of Missouri-Columbia Jeff Stroburg, Southern States Cooperative
Brent Hueth, UW Center for Cooperatives Gary Swango, GROWMARK
Keri Jacobs, Iowa State University Megan Webster, UW Center for Cooperatives
Phil Kenkel, Oklahoma State University Tom Wegner, Land O'Lakes

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