Cooperatively Speaking

The Ag Retailer with Answers to Questions About Data Wins

• 1 minute read

Your customers are looking for a trusted advisor to help them make sense of all the data captured in today’s farming operations.

Today’s producers have many choices. Where do you rank?

• Less than a minute

Your cooperative is a member-owned organization. But it’s also a business competing for dollars in the marketplace.

Creating Effective Communications

• Less than a minute

Like any organization, your co-op has a purpose, an image and a story to tell. What happens if you don’t tell that story? People make up their own stories about you. How can you take control?

Successfully Managing Cooperative Unifications

• Less than a minute

Lately, it seems that every few months we hear about another cooperative merger. Unifying two or more cooperatives is an effective way to maximize cost efficiencies and streamline operations.

Sustain and Increase Loyalty Through Member Relations

• 1 minute read

Leaders of successful cooperatives know that members—even though they are, by definition, owners—need to be treated like customers.

The Importance of Sustainability Leadership

• 1 minute read

Environmentalism, sustainability and the regulations that surround them are hot topics nationally. As a trusted partner, your cooperative should provide leadership in sustainability, starting immediately, in several ways.

Do you offer your members future-ready farming?

• 1 minute read

Few farmers have the time to master all the high-tech tools at their disposal. As a trusted partner, your cooperative can help members move confidently into the future.

How does your co-op promote safety?

• Less than a minute

Your cooperative, by the nature of your various business operations, faces numerous safety hazards. That’s why it’s imperative to establish a culture of safety among all cooperative employees.

What’s your crisis communications plan?

• Less than a minute

Farmers’ cooperatives face unique challenges when it comes to handling communications during a crisis. Effective crisis response demands speed, which is why preparation is essential.

What’s your plan for hiring, retention and succession?

• Less than a minute

Recruiting capable, qualified employees for your cooperative can be a significant challenge. It’s especially important now, when key tenured employees begin to retire.