Starting A Cooperative

We provide information and assistance for rural residents interested in exploring the development of a cooperative.

Steps to Organizing a Cooperative (PowerPoint)

Publications on cooperative development:

Videos and Podcasts:

Cooperative Development Centers:

  • We help fund many Cooperative Development Centers around the nation that provide development and technical assistance to cooperatives. For assistance, contact the Center nearest you.

USDA/Rural Development State Offices:

  • USDA/RD State Offices provide technical assistance, loans, loans guarantees, and grants for cooperatives. For assistance, contact your State Office.

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