Buffet Lunch – 12:00 – 1:30 PM
Sponsored by CoBank
Birds of a Feather Sessions 12:30 – 1:30 PM
You are welcome to gather in the breakout room to participate in self-organized “Birds of a Feather” meetings with your co-op peers. There is no formal presentation. Groups can gather around specific topics and share ideas and solutions.
Growth and Expansion – Idaho
Governance: compensation, recruitment, and dynamics – Weidler/Halsey
Co-ops and Sustainability – Morrison
Equity and the Food System – Oregon
Co-op Technology: E-commerce and home deliveries – Alaska
Lunch Session: 12:30 – 1:30 PM
Stronger Together!: National Co+op Grocers
Does your co-op participate in programs – either as a member or an associate co-op? Or is your co-op interested in joining with the other 147 co-ops already part of this second-level co-op? In either case, you’re welcome to join us for an information session to learn more about NCG and how it strengthens individual co-ops and our entire food co-op system. We’ll discuss the benefits co-ops receive as part of NCG, as well as how NCG works and how to join. As time and interest allows, we’ll also talk about what’s on the horizon for NCG – its “Moving to Higher Ground” initiative and the work being done to make sure that co-ops stay relevant and continue to be strong operators in their markets. We welcome all who wish to participate – co-op board and staff members alike – in a guided presentation and conversation about taking cooperation to the next level. Hosted by Karen Zimbelman, NCG’s Senior Director of Membership and Cooperative Relations.