Assistance for Cooperatives Assistance for Cooperatives VA FAIRS assists producer groups in identifying emerging market trends that create opportunities for small-scale producer cooperatives. These trends often translate into opportunities for producers to transition into new types of agricultural production, processing and marketing ventures that reward attributes such as family-farm produced, and locally grown products. These rapidly-emerging market opportunities for specialized, differentiated, and value-added products hold the greatest promise for limited-resource producers. Through new cooperative approaches, and our demonstrated ability to facilitate the establishment of cooperatives, VA FAIRS helps groups tap into this niche market.
We work collaboratively to evaluate innovative agricultural products or services in order to ensure successful implementation into the market place.
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Business Planning NABC provides support to individual producers or producer groups to prepare strategic, marketing, and business plans including financial projections. These plans can be used to help guide new business start-ups or business expansions, as well as providing support to secure business financing.
Value Added Product Development Through its industry network, NABC can evaluate market demands and direct suppliers in the production of value-added products that have the best probability of success.
Clients will receive one-on-one counseling on the development of marketing strategies, building a strong brand, distribution options, buyer presentation, pricing strategies, new product introduction and the development of an annual or longer term marketing plans. Rural Cooperative and Organizational Development NABC is a USDA-designated Cooperative Development Center and provides technical assistance for the formation of cooperatives including cooperative education, articles and bylaw development, incorporating and business formation, and preparation of strategic and business plans.
NABC also provides executive management services to support local and regional collaborative efforts, serving the Northwest Cider Association and its 20 members and the Whidbey Island Grown brand and its 25 members.
Infrastructure Development NABC works with individual producers, producer groups, communities, and supporting agencies to assess needs and seek opportunities to create infrastructure that will enhance the regional agricultural economy and food system.
The Farm Risk Management and Crop Insurance website has been developed as part of a Targeted States Crop Insurance Education/Information Partnership conducted by the University of Connecticut Cooperative Extension System in collaboration with the Risk Management Agency, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Cooperatives are a great business model for both producers and retailers. The Cooperative Development Center helped the North Missoula Food Co-op organize as a consumer cooperative. The members wanted more local food available at affordable prices. Funding Programs Guide Agriculture Sector February 1 A Commitment to Grow Agriculture AgriInnovation provides repayable funding to for-profit corporations and cooperatives to facilitate training courses and workshops ranging from business planning sessions to farm business analysis.
NABC has had measurable success working in all sectors of the ag-economy including the value-added processing of meat and poultry, vegetables, tree fruit and berries, dairy products, and floral-nursery products. Access to Capital NABC works with our clients to prepare or review all necessary documentation for loan or grant application processes.
Office Resources Advance reservations are required. A conference room is available for business use only by agricultural producers during office hours. This meeting room includes a large table with seating capacity for up to 8 people. Each room is equipped with high-speed internet.
Agriculture producers may reserve an unused computer workstation at NABC offices for business purposes only.
High-speed printing and photcopying: To apply for professional assistance please provide information regarding your current project or service by completing the Client Application form.USDA Rural Development Business and Cooperative Services Cooperative Information Report 44, Part 1 The role cooperatives play in the agricultural economy is presented.
A description of the forms of Nontax statutes that guide cooperative businesses and organizational documents used by . About Us. The Roy B. Davis Cooperative Management Program is an effort of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to serve the needs of existing cooperative businesses and assist producer groups with coordinated business initiatives.
Engage in economic planning to develop business and marketing plans and feasibility studies needed to establish viable marketing opportunities for value-added products; or Acquire working capital to operate a value-added business venture or alliance.
Business Planning Whether you are just getting started or have been running your business for years, business planning is an important process for any business venture.
Business planning can help you understand your business’s operations and identify a clear path for moving forward. Agricultural Cooperatives § —Planning (7/16) § DOCUMENTS The Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Business Organizations (7/16) EXHIBITS Exhibit 13A—Statement Of Cooperative Principles While cooperatives are not confined to agriculture.
County Government of Nandi through the Department of Agriculture and Cooperative Development in collaboration with Nandi program and other extension services. “We are also putting resources to strengthen cooperatives through which more farmers will benefit”, she added.
Finance and Economic Planning Trade, Investment and.