Your Sept.-Oct. Rural Co-ops magazine, from USDA

(Shared by Kimberly Roush, Program Assistant, Business Development Network, OSU South Centers)

Sept.-Oct. 2017 Rural Cooperatives magazine

Or link to the Rural Co-ops home page (current and past decade of magazines)

Among the articles in the new, Sept.-Oct. Rural Co-ops magazine are:

• “More than a Fire Drill” examines how critically important it is for cooperatives to develop a crisis plan before a disaster hits. Co-op leaders share their experiences and lessons learned from real life crisis situations, from fires, to floods, to tornadoes.
• “Crossing the Merger Finish Line” focuses on several recent co-op mergers, with co-op leaders sharing their insight into the steps they took to prepare the membership for a vote.
• “Why We Celebrate Cooperative Month” begins a special section of a dozen articles that report on a wide variety of co-op development and conversion efforts around the nation.

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