MY NANNY SOLUTION
Our Urban Program led this worker-owned childcare cooperative through the first RMFU/MiCasa Worker Co-op Training Academy, where participants learned business planning, democratic governance, and cooperative capacity-building.
MOUNTAIN STATES LAMB COOPERATIVE
The Center was instrumental in organizing this co-op’s steering committee and assisting with a highly successful equity drive. We advised them on options for financing and grower contracts, as well as on lamb quality standards.
COMMUNITY LANGUAGE COOPERATIVE
Our Urban Program helped this interpreter’s co-op incorporate in 2014, and has supported them with business planning, legal structure and governance so that they are poised for growth.
SOUTHWEST FARM FRESH COOPERATIVE
This innovative, farmer-owned cooperative sources from small farmers in southwestern Colorado and distributes their products to new, larger markets. RMFU helped them organize and continues to provide grant management and technical assistance.
HIGH PLAINS FOOD COOPERATIVE
This marketing, aggregation and distribution online food cooperative has enabled western Kansas, eastern Colorado and southwestern Nebraska producers to access the rapidly growing demand for locally-produced food along Colorado’s Front Range. The Center helped them organize and develop their feasibility study and business plan.
ARKANSAS VALLEY ORGANIC GROWERS (AVOG)
This producer co-op focuses on marketing and distributing year-round produce, meat, eggs and other agricultural products from Pueblo north to Denver, and in 2013 opened Colorado’s first farmer-owned and -operated food hub. Now with 10 members and another 10 cooperating suppliers, AVOG is also helping to establish a working network of food hubs and cooperatives throughout RMFU’s service area.
MY NANNY SOLUTION