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Cooperative Development Services - Types of Cooperatives:  

Producer / Agricultural / Marketing Cooperatives


Agricultural CoopsThe Producer Co-ops were one of the first kinds of Cooperatives developed to explore and provide solutions to the farmers’ production in the early 1880. Producers Co-ops are also known as marketing co-op where the members provide the co-op with the same production that the co-op markets in a processed or value-added form. 

The Co-ops’ mandate is to commercialize the members input by seeking the best price possible on the market. In Manitoba many groups of suppliers are organized into marketing co-ops to meet the marketing requirement and to explore and access the market for their product.

These Producer Co-ops include farmers, artists, harvesters and fishers seeking out and selling to end users to earn and retain the benefit of their owners/producers.

For more information please read about Agricultural Co-ops in this article by the Canadian Cooperative Association (PDF)

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Cooperative Development Services
Manitoba Growth, Enterprise and Trade
250 - 240 Graham Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3C 0J7

Phone: 204-726-7003
Fax: 204-948-1558
Toll-free: 1-866-479-6155
Email: co-ops@gov.mb.ca

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