Contact Us

The Ohio State University

College of Food, Agriculture and Environmental Sciences

Center for Cooperatives

Phone: 740-289-2071









Hannah Scott, Program Manager

740-289-2071  Ext 227

Mrs. Scott serves as the Program Manager for the CFAES Center for Cooperatives where she provides education and technical assistance to new and emerging cooperative and rural businesses in Ohio and West Virginia, particularly agricultural businesses. Hannah led the Ohio and West Virginia Food Hub Network, a peer-exchange learning network for regional food businesses and technical assistance providers. Hannah farms with her family in Brown County.











Joy Bauman, Program Specialist

740-289-2071 Ext. 111

Mrs. Bauman serves as a Cooperative Development Specialist for the CFAES Center for Cooperatives, providing technical assistance to new and emerging cooperatives and rural businesses. She works to foster cooperative development, strengthen existing cooperatives, and educate the next generation of cooperative leaders. Joy is well-experienced in farm and agricultural business planning. Raised on a family farm and owning and operating Turkey Run Farms with her husband and family in Adams County, Joy has a lifetime of experience in agriculture.

Charissa E. Gardner, Program Coordinator  

740-289-2071 Ext. 132

Ms. Gardner serves as the Program Coordinator for the CFAES Center for Cooperatives, where she supports and facilitates our center with planning, marketing, social media aspects, financials, website management, client assistance, and the delivery of cooperative programming for the Center.  Charissa previously served the Ohio State University Extension Direct Food and Agricultural Marketing Team, along with the Horticulture Team where she had much experience teaching clientele about their various programs, and served as the coordinator for their marketing, planning for educational outreach , website management, and providing client assistance.