Rural Cooperatives is a bimonthly newsletter published by USDA Rural Development. The latest issue was recently released and contains articles about advanced biofuel projects, overseas co-ops, a Co-op in Montana that recently reached its first $1 million sales year, and an article on the Urban farming co-op that is bringing local food and new jobs to Cleveland.
Green City Growers opened in Cleveland in February of 2013 with 3.25 acres of growing area which produces hydroponically grown leafy vegetables. The Ohio Employee Ownership Center at Kent State University worked with the cooperative to create a suitable financial plan as plans for the business developed.
Check out this issue of Rural Cooperatives, to learn more about The Ohio Employee Ownership Center and our work in assisting employees and business owners who are interested in employee ownership through both ESOPs and Co-ops.