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What are the Legal Rights of a Co-op Member?

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Michigan Farm Bureau
February 22, 2023

Placing Coins Around PlantCooperatives are member-owned, member-driven businesses and with almost 2 million members nationally and gross business volume over $200 billion annually, they play a key role in agricultural supply chains.

Recognizing the vital role that cooperatives play in the financial success of production agriculture, the Michigan Farm Bureau in partnership with Foster SwiftMichigan Milk Producers AssociationGreenStone Farm Credit ServicesMichigan Pork Producers AssociationMichigan Agricultural Cooperative Marketing Association and Farm Bureau Insurance of Michigan are hosting a workshop to educate attendees on the 'Fundamentals of Co-ops':

  • What: Member Owned: Fundamentals of the Cooperative Model
  • When: Wednesday, February 22 from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
  • Where: The James B. Henry Center for Executive Development: 3535 Forest Road Lansing, MI 48910
  • Click here for registration information

Following the core training, Foster Swift attorney Todd Hoppe will present on the 'Legal Rights of Co-op Members'. Todd specializes in representing cooperatives, including agricultural marketing and supply cooperatives, consumer cooperatives and purchasing groups organized as cooperatives.