MCDC is happy to present a collection of excellent cooperative model resources and publications. This collection comes from several federal and state funded sites and agencies (i.e. U.S. Department of Agriculture) and other sites accessible to the public. We have provided the url address of each site where the resource was found. In addition, when permitted MCDC downloaded these resources to our web page in case a url address changes and the resource is no long available at that address. Please note that each state has its own statutes or laws that define cooperatives for that state. It is important to everyone using these resources to research the state laws where the cooperative is located or contact us.
What are Cooperatives – How to Start a Cooperative
Types of Cooperatives
Equity and Ownership
Board of Directors
Montana Cooperative Economic Impact
Montana Cooperative Impact Weeks
MONTANA CO-OPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE VIDEOS
Montana Co-ops 101 Educational Video Series
SEVEN COOPERATIVE PRINCIPLES
Cooperatives around the world generally operate according to the same core principles and values, adopted by the International Cooperative Alliance in 1995. Cooperatives trace the roots of these principles to the first modern cooperative founded in Rochdale, England in 1844.