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Program Partners: CFAES Center for Cooperatives and Sustainability Institute
EPN Webinar - November 10, 2020: Cooperating for Sustainable Development
Cooperatives are uniquely positioned to address today’s grand challenges, from growing wealth inequality, to climate change, to the increasing divide between America’s rural and urban communities. Co-ops are driven by member problem-solving and innovation. They build wealth through ownership and champion concern for community.

Join this program to learn about the Richland Gro-Op cooperative approach to solving environmental, social, and economic challenges. Our goal is to share the ways that cooperative businesses can drive sustainable development.


9:55 a.m. -- Waiting room opens

10:00 a.m. -- Jeff Sharp, PhD, director, School of Environment and Natural Resources, Ryan Schmiesing, PhD, vice provost for outreach and engagement, The Ohio State University, and Cathann A. Kress, PhD, vice president for agricultural administration and dean of The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) provide welcome remarks

Special guest Doug O’Brien, president and CEO, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA International provides additional remarks

10:20 a.m. -- Richland Gro-Op cooperative, featuring Matthew Stanfield, board president, Richland Gro Op, and Walt Bonham, founder, gardener, farmer, and chef, The Food Lab. This conversation will be facilitated by Kip Curtis, PhD, associate professor, Department of History, The Ohio State University

11:00 a.m. -- Audience Q & A

11:10 a.m. -- Closing comments from Tom Worley, PhD, director, CFAES Center for Cooperatives, and Dr. Sharp

Program Partners: CFAES Center for Cooperatives and Sustainability Institute at Ohio State

Nov 10, 2020 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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