History

In the history module we will travel back in time to learn about Rochdale from CFAES Center for Cooperatives Program Manager Hannah Scott. 

We will learn about the Grange, a grassroots effort to improve conditions for farmers in the Midwest, that empowered farmers to form the first agricultural cooperatives.  

Next, we’ll visit with Nationwide Insurance VP of Sponsor Relations Devin Fuhrman and explore a timeline of Nationwide’s heritage as a mutual company.

We’ll cross the pond to Mondragon, Spain’s largest cooperative, which includes 261 companies and cooperatives and employs over 74,000 people.