Thanks to funding from the USDA AMS and our partners at SSAWG, FOG has been facilitating Farmer Cooperative planning meetings throughout North Central Florida. This May, we will be joined by RAFI and Matson Consulting to help interested farmers formulate an action plan for building a cooperative enterprise. These meetings are open to all size and type of growers, with the aim of creating an organization that will increase connectivity between farmers, buyers, resources and the community.
Farmer Cooperatives can offer many opportunities: Collective purchasing, shared equipment and infrastructure, marketing assistance, education, certification and training resources, skill sharing, networking, and access to larger buyers, to name just a few of the great ways that working together could help you GROW your business!
We hope to see you there!
To learn more and get connected, please contact Mary@foginfo.org. Join our Facebook Group:
North East Florida Farmer Cooperative