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May 2020

26May

Summer 2020 Cooperative Course – Foundations of Coopertives

SESSION 1: Foundations of Cooperatives LIVE Tuesday, May 26: 7:30am Presented by Dr. Keri Jacobs Can cooperatives continue to be relevant in an era of business conglomerates, acquisitions, and direct-to-consumer commerce? We will explore the features of cooperative businesses that make this business model a workhorse in agriculture and the best kept secret in capitalist economies. Dr. Keri L. Jacobs is associate professor and extension economist in the Department of Economics at ISU and the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Endowed Economics Professor. In her role at ISU, she is an undergraduate educator, researcher, and extension specialist with a focus on cooperatives. Her research focuses on the financial and equity conditions of agricultural cooperatives, agribusiness consolidation and farm level production decisions under uncertainty. Click here to register

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June 2020

02June

Summer 2020 Cooperative Course – Career Perspectives

SESSION 2: Career Perspectives: Advice & Insights LIVE Tuesday, June 2: 8:30am Panelists: Dr. Keri Jacobs, Hollee McCormick & Mike Schon Dr. Jacobs, Hollee, and Mike will provide insight for interns and new employees about career experiences, opportunities, and the growth potential at your local cooperatives. Dr. Keri L. Jacobs is associate professor and extension economist in the Department of Economics at ISU and the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives Endowed Economics Professor Hollee McCormick is a lifelong resident of rural Iowa and is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Allamakee-Clayton Electric Cooperative. Mike Schon is General Manager at Archer Co-op in Archer, IA Click here to register

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09June

Summer 2020 Cooperative Course – Financial Literacy

SESSION 3: Financial Literacy LIVE Tuesday, June 9: 8:30am Presented by Abbie Cross & Jordyn Henry In Session 3, Abbie and Jordyn will discuss the credit union mission and managing your relationship to money so you can make informed decisions for long term financial stability. Abbie Cross is a Branch Manager  with Financial Plus Credit Union. Jordyn Henry is a Branch Manager at Financial Plus Credit Union, and has been in the Financial Industry since 2011. Click here to register

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16June

Summer 2020 Cooperative Course – Value of a Cooperative

SESSION 4: Value of a Cooperative Experiences & Perspectives from Patron Board Members LIVE Tuesday, June 16: 7:30am Panelists: Rick Brand, Steve Henry & Dan Schurr, moderated by Stacey Webster We will hear from Rick, Steve, and Dan about their experiences as board members, helping cooperatives make decisions and why they find value through membership. Rick Brand, Board President Land O'Lakes and former FC Board Member Steve Henry, Board Vice President Farm Credit Services of America and former Heart of Iowa Board Member Dan Schurr, Board President CHS and former River Valley Cooperative Board Member Click here to register

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August 2020

14August
IIC Office, 2515 University Blvd, Suite 104
Ames, Iowa 50010 United States

2020 IIC Scholarship Application Deadline

The Iowa Institute for Cooperatives will be awarding at least 8 - $2000 scholarships this summer. The awards will be given to students who have had an internship or work experience program at a cooperative who is a member of the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives. These scholarships are open to all IIC member cooperatives regardless of industry sector or location. Application deadline is August 14, 2020. IIC Scholarship Application Information

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November 2020

December 2020

January 2021

21January
La Vista Convention Center, 12520 Westport Parkway
La Vista, Nebraska 68128 United States

February 2021

10February

2021 NCFC Annual Meeting

NCFC's 2021 Annual Meeting will be held at the Marriott Harbor Beach in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Click here for NCFC event link.

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17February
Iowa State Capitol, 1007 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50319 United States
25February
La Vista Convention Center, 12520 Westport Parkway
La Vista, Nebraska 68128 United States

March 2021

08March
JW Marriott Mall of America, 2141 Lindau Lane
Bloomington, MN 55425 United States
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