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.