Farmers Create Cooperative of Grass-Fed Beef Farms: Number of Members Quadruple

Farmers, at least in the United States, can be very individualistic and some of the last workers you might think would be open to organizing themselves collectively. But necessity can be the mother of invention. Faced with the decline in dairy farming, eight farmers decided to built a coop of cattle ranchers. This five minute video shows some of their struggle. The great news is that within a year their numbers swelled from 8 to 32 farmers!

Watch the video in Economic Grassroots Organizing

About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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