Co-op Development Center Mission


The RMFU Co-operative and Economic Development Center exists to advance the cooperative model for fostering sustainable human and economic development in the Rocky Mountain West.

The Co-op Center focuses resources on cooperative development activities in three key areas:

  • Organization and development of cooperatives to assist agricultural producers and other rural residents,
  • Technical assistance and training to startup and existing cooperatives to expand value-added rural businesses, and
  • Education and outreach to rural residents and communities to foster cooperative principles, techniques, and structure.