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Cooperatives and Regulations -

Does Being a Cooperative Change the Mission? -

Per Unit Retains and a Look Back at the Grain Glitch -

Strategically Important Members -

Drift Proofing your Cooperative -

Patron Drift -

Celebrating Cooperative Independence -

Member Co-Op Decisions on Handling Non-Qualified Patronage from Federated Cooperatives -

Non-Qualified Regional Patronage -

Alignment Solutions from Multi-stakeholder Cooperatives -

What Can We Learn from Multi-Stakeholder Cooperatives? -

More Insight from Representative Cooperatives -

Quantifying the Tradeoffs -

Allocating Overhead -

Member Responsibility or Member Opportunity? -

The Interesting Economics of Internships -

A Unique Partnership -

Designing the Perfect Cooperative -

The Boards Role in Cyber Security Risks -

Is Payroll an Expense or an Investment -

Are your Member Communications Hitting on all Cylinders? -

Patronage and Pricing -

The Fuzzy Math of Cash Patronage Percentages -

Give Members a Reason to Attend your Annual Meeting -

How Much Section 199A should we Pass on? -

Should You Invite the Devil into Your Board Room? -

We Recorded the Webinar Just for You! -

You Will Not Want to Miss this Upcoming Webinar! -

On a Mission to Create Committed Members -

Twas the Night Before Co-op -

Dealing with Regional Patronage -

A New Dimension of Member Diversity -

Some Tax Reform Discussions for the Board -

Some Simple Math on Retaining Profits -

In Praise of Allocated Equity! -

In Praise of Revolving Equity -

Cooperative Finance Fallacies -

Heterogeneity in Member Attitude -

Heterogeneity in Member Needs -

Heterogeneity in Agricultural Cooperatives -

Member Time Horizons in Agricultural Cooperatives -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Balance Sheet Goals and Section 199A -

Tax Reform and Cash Patronage -

Which One is Your Section 199A Hat? -

A Strategic View of Section 199A -

Swimming in the Patronage Pool -

Identifying your Cooperative's Core Competencies -

Nonqualified Stock and the Time Value of Money -

Property Rights and Patronage -

Grain Cooperatives cannot Afford to Ignore Section 199A -

The Cooperative's Role in Pooling Tax Deductions -

Impacting your Sustainable Growth Rate -

The Sustainable Growth Rate of a Cooperative Firm -

Can Cooperatives Seize the Moment -

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about Per Unit Retains -

An Update on the Impact of Tax Reform on Agricultural Cooperatives -

Tax Reform and the Cooperative Balance Sheet -

Impact of Tax Reform on Cooperatives and Members -

Impact of Tax Reform on Cooperative Profit Distribution -

The DNA of the Cooperative Business Model -

Plenty of Room Under the Cooperative Tent -

Put a Face to Cooperative Months -

Membership is Ownership -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Success -

Board Characteristics versus Probability -

The Forgotten Branch of Management by Exception -

Get your Mind Around a Brainstorming Session -

Guidelines for Employee Suggestions -

Fire Up Employee Suggestions -

Designing a Differential Pricing Program -

Differential Pricing and Member Reaction -

Differential Pricing and Diverse Memberships -

Agronomy Margin Risk -

Grain Margin and Rochdale Principles -

Grain Margin Risk -

Two Last Things for Your Board to Get Right -

Get Right or Get Left -

Is your Board Doing Things Right? -

Try Flipping Your Board Meeting Agenda -

Economic Depreciation Versus Tax Depreciation -

Return on Investment from Infrastructure Reinvestment -

Depreciation and Capital Expenditures Determine Income Growth -

Board Members as CEO Candidates -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Make a Resolution to Improve Your Annual Meeting -

Strengthening the Audit Committee -

What Should the Board Ask the Auditor -

Cooperatives Build a Better World -

Zombie Apocalypse Would Lead to New Cooperative Development -

Zombie Apocalypse Would Lead to New Cooperative Development -

The Cooperative CEO is the Chief Culture Officer -

The Boards Role in Cooperative Culture -

The Culture in Your Cooperative -

Advisory Boards and Standing Committee Members -

Is There a Healthy Level of Board Turnover -

Make Information the Reason to Attend Your Annual Meeting -

How Democratic is Your Cooperative -

When Big Cooperatives Fail -

Why Do Big Cooperatives Sometimes Fail -

The Mayflower Compact -

Thats the Way the Money Goes -

The Other 80 20 Rule -

Myth Buster Cooperative Leaders Are Only Looking Out for Themselves -

Agricultural Cooperatives as a Form of Diversification -

The Cooperative as an Extension of the Farm Firm -

Cooperatives on Campuses -

Does Interest in Cooperative Mergers Occur in Waves -

What Drives Interest in Mergers Among Cooperatives -

How Do We Define Success in a Cooperative -

Incorporating Regulatory Scenarios into Cooperative Strategic Planning -

Mega Trends Impacting Agribusiness Regulation -

A Strategic Approach to Regulatory Changes -

Stewardship Has Deep Roots in Cooperatives -

The Stewardship Model of Cooperative Management -

The Monitoring Aspect of Cooperative Governance -

Developing an Election Procedures Manual -

Bylaws How Strong is our Coops Foundation -

Bylaws Versus Policy -

Not Even One Non-Producer Member -

MIs-describing Revolving Equity -

Mis-describing Cooperative Equity -

Defining a Member in a Cooperative -

Patronage Thresholds for Voting Privileges -

Professors in the Board Room -

Farmers Value of Cooperatives Article -

Living Your Cooperative’s Mission -

Training for Keeps -

Becoming a Cooperative Story Teller -

Cooperatives Matter -

Rouge Proofing Your Board of Directors -

The Boards Chair Role in Reigning in a Rouge Board Member -

Dealing with a Rouge Board Member -

Signs of a Rouge Board Member -

The Road Trip Approach to Member Communication -

The Other Side of Member Communication -

Articulating Your Risk Appetite -

Determining Your Risk Appetite -

What is Your Risk Appetite? -

Risk in Grain and Farm Supply Cooperatives -

Machinery Cooperatives in China -

Another Look at the DuPont Model -

Cooperative Sector Performance and the DuPont Equation -

Survey Results on Profit and Profit Distribution -

Survey Insights into Equity Redemption Programs -

The Economics of Cleaning the Boot Pit -

Cut Costs or Distribute Profits More Efficiently -

The Winner is Nonqualified -

Solar Cooperatives -

Fonterra’s Fair Share Value -

Fonterra’s Shareholder Council -

Fixing and Election Process Before it is Broken -

Challenges of Implementing On-line Voting in Cooperatives -

On-line Voting for Cooperatives -

Barriers to Diversity on the Cooperative Board -

Simple Steps to Address Board Diversity -

Agricultural Cooperatives Lag in Diversity -

Challenges for Board Diversity -

The Need for Board Diversity -

Fleet Size and Fertilizer Department Profitability -

What Drives Fertilizer Department Profitability -

Competitive Board Elections -

Strengthening Your Bylaws -

Board of Director Compensation -

Valuing the Cooperative Firm -

If you are not at the Table You are Likely on the Menu -

Russian Roulette with Three Cylinders Loaded -

Does a Sense of Ownership Impact Participation in Governance? -

Do Cooperative Members Value Allocated Equity? -

A Third is more than One Percent -

The Ultimate Goal of a Cooperative -

User Owner versus User Benefits -

Understanding the Repeal of the Dividend Allocation Rule -

Why Would a Cooperative Pay Dividends on Stock? -

Unallocated Equity and the Value of the Cooperative to the Member -

Report from Cooperative Education Networking Forum -

Unallocated Reserves as Permanent Capital -

A Common and Collective Ownership -

Nonqualified Distributions from Regional Cooperatives -

Segregating Regional Patronage -

Cooperatives and the Triple Bottom Line -

Structuring to Meet Diverse Member Needs -

Managing a Cooperative with Diverse Member Needs -

Gender Diversity on Your Board of Directors -

Valuing the Cooperative Firm -

Online Systems Can Bypass Internal Controls -

Types of Internal Controls -

Effective Internal Controls in a Cooperative -

Member Satisfaction and Participation -

Which Cooperative Principle is Most Important -

Confidentiality and Member Access to Information -

Interviewing Candidates for Key Positions -

Different Systems for Cooperative Governance -

Managing Interest Rate Risks -

Cooperatives as American as Apple Pie -

Would Your Members Ever Sell Your Cooperative -

Why Do Cooperatives Have Boards of Directors -

Member Input on Equity Retirement -

Developing Strategy in a Cooperative -

Are the Right People on Your Board Bus -

Underperforming Board Member -

Board Alignment -

How Cooperatives Use Their Web Sites -

How Long Should Board Minutes be Kept -

What is Missing on Your Web Site -

The Member Communication Plan -

Market Risk for Grain and Farm Supply Firms -

Sources of Risk for Grain and Farm Supply Firms -

The Performance Conversation -

Challenges of User Owned Firms -

Benefits of User Owned Firms -

Leveraging Our Talking Points -

Cooperatives Can’t Communicate the R Word -

The Member is Always Right But is Every Member Worth It? -

Do Cooperatives Need Key Accounts? -

How Low Should We Go? -

Their Loyalty or Our Value Package -

Porters Five Forces-Potential for New Competition -

Porters Five Forces-Substitutes -

Calculating a Cash Neutral Percentage of Non-Qualified Stock -

Porters Five Forces-Rivalry -

The Impact of a Waiver of the Ethanol Blending Rules -

Chick-Fi-La, Social Media and Your Cooperative -

The Section 191 Deduction and Patronage Calculations -

Tax Versus Book Differences -

Depreciating Fixed Assets -

Managing Seasonal Items in Farm Supply Inventory -

The Re-order Quantity for Farm Supply Inventory -

The Re-order Point for Farm Supply Inventory -

Inventory Management as Easy as A-B-C -

Dealing with Dead Inventory -

What Would You Tell Congress About Cooperatives -

Should Members Receive a Synopsis of Board Meetings -

Segregating Local Equity to Reflect Regional Patronage -

Innovative Uses of Non-Qualified Stock -

Norse's Competitive Yardstick -

Is Preferred Stock Worth Considering -

Does Your Cooperative Support the Cooperative Economy? -

Who Should Sales People Report to? -

Charateristics of the Best Cooperatives -

Ideas to Celebrate the International Year of the Cooperative -

Myth Buster: Cooperative Stock is Debt -

Myth Buster: A Cooperative Shouldn't Make a Profit -

Who Should Sales People Report to? -

Cooperative Genius -

Challenges for the Board of Directors -

Member Responsibility in a Member Owned Business -

Perspectives on Cooperative Communications -

Two Things to do for Cooperative Month -

National Webinar Targets Cooperative Communications -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Communications -

Critical Issues in Cooperative Governance -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Unallocated Equity -

Critical Issue: Acquiring and Maintaining Adequate Equity -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives Human Resources -

OSU Students Win Cooperative Case Study Competition -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Strategic Planning -

Benchmarking Against Firms in Your Competitive Space -

Critical Issues Facing Cooperatives -

Financing Infrastructure -

Cooperatives Can Play a Role In Peace Making -

Steel, Concrete or Temporary -

Prioritizing Infrastructure Investments -

Long Range Planning for Infrastructure Investment -

Workers Cooperatives -

Does Your Cooperative Support the Cooperative Economy? -

Condominium Grain Storage -

The Sapiro School of Cooperative Thought -

Cooperative versus Corporate Communications -

Using the Consent Agenda - Tool for an efficient meeting

Rural Grocery Cooperatives -

Oklahoma and U.S. Cooperatives Had a Good Year in 2010 -

Understanding the Cooperative Yardstick -

Understanding the Cooperative Yardstick -

Cooperatives on E Extension -

What Attracts Customers to a Cooperative -

What Attracts Customers to a Cooperative? - Listed on OACC newsletter

Unallocated Equity versus Cooperative Principles - listed in the OACC newsletter

Dealing with Interest Groups in the Cooperative - Listed on OACC newsletter

Communicating Your Value - Tools to enhancing your member communication efforts

Understanding Fertilizer Markets - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Economic Impact of Dockage and Foreign Material on Oklahoma Wheat Producers - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Third Leg of the Cooperative Bottom Line: Member Level Returns - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Second Leg of the Triple Bottom Line: Financial Return - listed on OACC newsletter

The Pyramid of Member Involvement - Listed on OACC newsletter

The First Leg of the Cooperative Triple Bottom Line: Ownership - Listed on OACC newsletter

What Do You Call Patronage? - Listed on OACC newsletter

Romaine Lettuce and the Country Elevator - listed on OACC newsletter

The Role of a Risk Management Committee - Listed on OACC newsletter

Orientation for New Board Members - An orientation program prepares new directors to function effectively at their first board meeting and speeds their time to full effectiveness.

Orientation for New Board Members -

Whistle Blower Protection and the Board of Directors -

Understanding Capper Volstead - Listed on OACC newsletter

Understanding Capper Volstead -

Self Evaluation for the Board of Directors - Board evalutation is a best managment practice. While outside help is available, many board are successful at self-evaluation

Board Self Assessment -

Democratically Controlled by User Members -

Patronage Pools - listed on OACC newsletter

Why Are They Attacking Capper Volstead? -

Has Your Cooperative Considered a Summer Intern? -

Prioritized Long-Term Asset Planning -

Return on Equity and Your Revolving Period -

Don't Forget to Develop Your Employees Cooperatie Knowledge -

Grease the Head Pulley and Check the Forcasting Model -

Budgeting in an Uncertain Environment -

Wht Influences When Producers Sell Wheat -

What is the Right Price for Membership Stock -

Comparing the Financial Performance of Cooperative and Investor Owned Firms -

Comparing Financial Performance of Cooperatives and Independent Firms - Listed on OACC Newsletter

Strategies of Grain and Farm Supply Cooperatives -

What's Your Market Share -

KAMO Power Supports the Bill Fitzwater Chair -

Cooperative Role in Contracting -

Keeping Membership Roles Current -

Health Care Cooperatives -

Don't Bore Your Board -

What is the Best Board Size -

The Portfolio Problem -

The Horizon Problem -

Cooperatives and Free Rider Problem -

Best Practices for Cooperative Governance -

Supervising a Summer Intern -

Building Your Cooperative Image -

You Predict the Weather -

Help Your Emplyees Talk Cooperative -

Price and Value -

New Years Resolutions for Your Cooperative -

Whistle Blower Protection and the Board of Directors - Discusses issues associated with adopting a whistle blower protection policy

Update on the U.S. Cooperative Industry -

Is Board Education Our Board Succession Plan -

Lets Get Together-Is this a board meeting? -

Are Your Members Satisfied with Your -

The Role of the Board Chair -

Impartiality of the Board Chair -

What Makes an Effective Board Chair? -

Selecting the Board Chair -

Per Unit Retains -

Structures for Condominium Storage -

Choices in Retaining and Distribtuting Returns -

Predictions on Wheat Yield and Quality -

The Sapiro School of Cooperative Thought -

Oklahoma Joins in Celebrating IYC -

Agronomy Margin Risk -

Are ESOPs Close Cousins to Cooperatives -

Board Characteristics versus Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Success -

Depreciation and Capital Expenditures Determine Income Growth -

Designing a Differential Pricing Program -

Differential Pricing and Diverse Memberships -

Differential Pricing and Member Reaction -

Does Education and Planning Increase Cooperative Profitability? -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Financing Replacement Infrastructure -

Fire Up Employee Suggestions -

Get Right or Get Left -

Get Your Mind Around a Brainstorming Session -

Grain Margin Risk -

Guidelines for Employee Suggestions -

Internal Rate of Return on Infrastructure Reinvestment -

Is Your Board Doing Things Right -

The Forgotten Branch of Management by Exception -

Two Last Things for Your Board to Get Right -

Your Opinion Counts! -

The case for guidance in the bylaws -



Publications

Inventory Management for Farm Supply Cooperatives - Over 25% of the assets of a typical farm supply cooperative are tied up in inventory. This publication describes goals and methods for inventory management including the IMI index, the purchasing plan, optimal re-order points and re-order quantities, managing shrink, seasonal items, and inventory control. Research results from a farm supply cooperative case study are also presented

Understanding Fertilizer Price Risk - Describes fertilizer price risk in the context of overall production risk

Causes of Fertilizer Price Volatility - Describes the structural changes in the US fertilizer supply chain which have led to increased price volatility

Managing Fertilizer Price Risk - Describes strategies for minimizing fertilizer price risk

Evaluating Investment Opportunities - Cooperatives are faced with many opportunities to investment in both traditional infrastructure and non-traditional areas. This publication discusses methods for project evaluation.

Evaluating Investment Opportuntiies - A guide to evaluating investments in traditional and non-traditional projects

Coming Soon



Newsletter

Cooperatives and Regulations -

Does Being a Cooperative Change the Mission? -

Per Unit Retains and a Look Back at the Grain Glitch -

Strategically Important Members -

Drift Proofing your Cooperative -

Patron Drift -

Celebrating Cooperative Independence -

Member Co-Op Decisions on Handling Non-Qualified Patronage from Federated Cooperatives -

Non-Qualified Regional Patronage -

Alignment Solutions from Multi-stakeholder Cooperatives -

What Can We Learn from Multi-Stakeholder Cooperatives? -

More Insight from Representative Cooperatives -

Quantifying the Tradeoffs -

Allocating Overhead -

Member Responsibility or Member Opportunity? -

The Interesting Economics of Internships -

A Unique Partnership -

Designing the Perfect Cooperative -

The Boards Role in Cyber Security Risks -

Is Payroll an Expense or an Investment -

Are your Member Communications Hitting on all Cylinders? -

Patronage and Pricing -

The Fuzzy Math of Cash Patronage Percentages -

Give Members a Reason to Attend your Annual Meeting -

How Much Section 199A should we Pass on? -

Should You Invite the Devil into Your Board Room? -

We Recorded the Webinar Just for You! -

You Will Not Want to Miss this Upcoming Webinar! -

On a Mission to Create Committed Members -

Twas the Night Before Co-op -

Dealing with Regional Patronage -

A New Dimension of Member Diversity -

Some Tax Reform Discussions for the Board -

Some Simple Math on Retaining Profits -

In Praise of Allocated Equity! -

In Praise of Revolving Equity -

Cooperative Finance Fallacies -

Heterogeneity in Member Attitude -

Heterogeneity in Member Needs -

Heterogeneity in Agricultural Cooperatives -

Member Time Horizons in Agricultural Cooperatives -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Balance Sheet Goals and Section 199A -

Tax Reform and Cash Patronage -

Which One is Your Section 199A Hat? -

A Strategic View of Section 199A -

Swimming in the Patronage Pool -

Identifying your Cooperative's Core Competencies -

Nonqualified Stock and the Time Value of Money -

Property Rights and Patronage -

Grain Cooperatives cannot Afford to Ignore Section 199A -

The Cooperative's Role in Pooling Tax Deductions -

Impacting your Sustainable Growth Rate -

The Sustainable Growth Rate of a Cooperative Firm -

Can Cooperatives Seize the Moment -

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about Per Unit Retains -

An Update on the Impact of Tax Reform on Agricultural Cooperatives -

Tax Reform and the Cooperative Balance Sheet -

Impact of Tax Reform on Cooperatives and Members -

Impact of Tax Reform on Cooperative Profit Distribution -

The DNA of the Cooperative Business Model -

Plenty of Room Under the Cooperative Tent -

Put a Face to Cooperative Months -

Membership is Ownership -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Success -

Board Characteristics versus Probability -

The Forgotten Branch of Management by Exception -

Get your Mind Around a Brainstorming Session -

Guidelines for Employee Suggestions -

Fire Up Employee Suggestions -

Designing a Differential Pricing Program -

Differential Pricing and Member Reaction -

Differential Pricing and Diverse Memberships -

Agronomy Margin Risk -

Grain Margin and Rochdale Principles -

Grain Margin Risk -

Two Last Things for Your Board to Get Right -

Get Right or Get Left -

Is your Board Doing Things Right? -

Try Flipping Your Board Meeting Agenda -

Economic Depreciation Versus Tax Depreciation -

Return on Investment from Infrastructure Reinvestment -

Depreciation and Capital Expenditures Determine Income Growth -

Board Members as CEO Candidates -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Make a Resolution to Improve Your Annual Meeting -

Strengthening the Audit Committee -

What Should the Board Ask the Auditor -

Cooperatives Build a Better World -

Zombie Apocalypse Would Lead to New Cooperative Development -

Zombie Apocalypse Would Lead to New Cooperative Development -

The Cooperative CEO is the Chief Culture Officer -

The Boards Role in Cooperative Culture -

The Culture in Your Cooperative -

Advisory Boards and Standing Committee Members -

Is There a Healthy Level of Board Turnover -

Make Information the Reason to Attend Your Annual Meeting -

How Democratic is Your Cooperative -

When Big Cooperatives Fail -

Why Do Big Cooperatives Sometimes Fail -

The Mayflower Compact -

Thats the Way the Money Goes -

The Other 80 20 Rule -

Myth Buster Cooperative Leaders Are Only Looking Out for Themselves -

Agricultural Cooperatives as a Form of Diversification -

The Cooperative as an Extension of the Farm Firm -

Cooperatives on Campuses -

Does Interest in Cooperative Mergers Occur in Waves -

What Drives Interest in Mergers Among Cooperatives -

How Do We Define Success in a Cooperative -

Incorporating Regulatory Scenarios into Cooperative Strategic Planning -

Mega Trends Impacting Agribusiness Regulation -

A Strategic Approach to Regulatory Changes -

Stewardship Has Deep Roots in Cooperatives -

The Stewardship Model of Cooperative Management -

The Monitoring Aspect of Cooperative Governance -

Developing an Election Procedures Manual -

Bylaws How Strong is our Coops Foundation -

Bylaws Versus Policy -

Not Even One Non-Producer Member -

MIs-describing Revolving Equity -

Mis-describing Cooperative Equity -

Defining a Member in a Cooperative -

Patronage Thresholds for Voting Privileges -

Professors in the Board Room -

Farmers Value of Cooperatives Article -

Living Your Cooperative’s Mission -

Training for Keeps -

Becoming a Cooperative Story Teller -

Cooperatives Matter -

Rouge Proofing Your Board of Directors -

The Boards Chair Role in Reigning in a Rouge Board Member -

Dealing with a Rouge Board Member -

Signs of a Rouge Board Member -

The Road Trip Approach to Member Communication -

The Other Side of Member Communication -

Articulating Your Risk Appetite -

Determining Your Risk Appetite -

What is Your Risk Appetite? -

Risk in Grain and Farm Supply Cooperatives -

Machinery Cooperatives in China -

Another Look at the DuPont Model -

Cooperative Sector Performance and the DuPont Equation -

Survey Results on Profit and Profit Distribution -

Survey Insights into Equity Redemption Programs -

The Economics of Cleaning the Boot Pit -

Cut Costs or Distribute Profits More Efficiently -

The Winner is Nonqualified -

Solar Cooperatives -

Fonterra’s Fair Share Value -

Fonterra’s Shareholder Council -

Fixing and Election Process Before it is Broken -

Challenges of Implementing On-line Voting in Cooperatives -

On-line Voting for Cooperatives -

Barriers to Diversity on the Cooperative Board -

Simple Steps to Address Board Diversity -

Agricultural Cooperatives Lag in Diversity -

Challenges for Board Diversity -

The Need for Board Diversity -

Fleet Size and Fertilizer Department Profitability -

What Drives Fertilizer Department Profitability -

Competitive Board Elections -

Strengthening Your Bylaws -

Board of Director Compensation -

Valuing the Cooperative Firm -

If you are not at the Table You are Likely on the Menu -

Russian Roulette with Three Cylinders Loaded -

Does a Sense of Ownership Impact Participation in Governance? -

Do Cooperative Members Value Allocated Equity? -

A Third is more than One Percent -

The Ultimate Goal of a Cooperative -

User Owner versus User Benefits -

Understanding the Repeal of the Dividend Allocation Rule -

Why Would a Cooperative Pay Dividends on Stock? -

Unallocated Equity and the Value of the Cooperative to the Member -

Report from Cooperative Education Networking Forum -

Unallocated Reserves as Permanent Capital -

A Common and Collective Ownership -

Nonqualified Distributions from Regional Cooperatives -

Segregating Regional Patronage -

Cooperatives and the Triple Bottom Line -

Structuring to Meet Diverse Member Needs -

Managing a Cooperative with Diverse Member Needs -

Gender Diversity on Your Board of Directors -

Valuing the Cooperative Firm -

Online Systems Can Bypass Internal Controls -

Types of Internal Controls -

Effective Internal Controls in a Cooperative -

Member Satisfaction and Participation -

Which Cooperative Principle is Most Important -

Confidentiality and Member Access to Information -

Interviewing Candidates for Key Positions -

Different Systems for Cooperative Governance -

Managing Interest Rate Risks -

Cooperatives as American as Apple Pie -

Would Your Members Ever Sell Your Cooperative -

Why Do Cooperatives Have Boards of Directors -

Member Input on Equity Retirement -

Developing Strategy in a Cooperative -

Are the Right People on Your Board Bus -

Underperforming Board Member -

Board Alignment -

How Cooperatives Use Their Web Sites -

How Long Should Board Minutes be Kept -

What is Missing on Your Web Site -

The Member Communication Plan -

Market Risk for Grain and Farm Supply Firms -

Sources of Risk for Grain and Farm Supply Firms -

The Performance Conversation -

Challenges of User Owned Firms -

Benefits of User Owned Firms -

Leveraging Our Talking Points -

Cooperatives Can’t Communicate the R Word -

The Member is Always Right But is Every Member Worth It? -

Do Cooperatives Need Key Accounts? -

How Low Should We Go? -

Their Loyalty or Our Value Package -

Porters Five Forces-Potential for New Competition -

Porters Five Forces-Substitutes -

Calculating a Cash Neutral Percentage of Non-Qualified Stock -

Porters Five Forces-Rivalry -

The Impact of a Waiver of the Ethanol Blending Rules -

Chick-Fi-La, Social Media and Your Cooperative -

The Section 191 Deduction and Patronage Calculations -

Tax Versus Book Differences -

Depreciating Fixed Assets -

Managing Seasonal Items in Farm Supply Inventory -

The Re-order Quantity for Farm Supply Inventory -

The Re-order Point for Farm Supply Inventory -

Inventory Management as Easy as A-B-C -

Dealing with Dead Inventory -

What Would You Tell Congress About Cooperatives -

Should Members Receive a Synopsis of Board Meetings -

Segregating Local Equity to Reflect Regional Patronage -

Innovative Uses of Non-Qualified Stock -

Norse's Competitive Yardstick -

Is Preferred Stock Worth Considering -

Does Your Cooperative Support the Cooperative Economy? -

Who Should Sales People Report to? -

Charateristics of the Best Cooperatives -

Ideas to Celebrate the International Year of the Cooperative -

Myth Buster: Cooperative Stock is Debt -

Myth Buster: A Cooperative Shouldn't Make a Profit -

Who Should Sales People Report to? -

Cooperative Genius -

Challenges for the Board of Directors -

Member Responsibility in a Member Owned Business -

Perspectives on Cooperative Communications -

Two Things to do for Cooperative Month -

National Webinar Targets Cooperative Communications -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Communications -

Critical Issues in Cooperative Governance -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Unallocated Equity -

Critical Issue: Acquiring and Maintaining Adequate Equity -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives Human Resources -

OSU Students Win Cooperative Case Study Competition -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Strategic Planning -

Benchmarking Against Firms in Your Competitive Space -

Critical Issues Facing Cooperatives -

Financing Infrastructure -

Cooperatives Can Play a Role In Peace Making -

Steel, Concrete or Temporary -

Prioritizing Infrastructure Investments -

Long Range Planning for Infrastructure Investment -

Workers Cooperatives -

Does Your Cooperative Support the Cooperative Economy? -

Condominium Grain Storage -

The Sapiro School of Cooperative Thought -

Cooperative versus Corporate Communications -

Using the Consent Agenda - Tool for an efficient meeting

Rural Grocery Cooperatives -

Oklahoma and U.S. Cooperatives Had a Good Year in 2010 -

Understanding the Cooperative Yardstick -

Understanding the Cooperative Yardstick -

Cooperatives on E Extension -

What Attracts Customers to a Cooperative -

What Attracts Customers to a Cooperative? - Listed on OACC newsletter

Unallocated Equity versus Cooperative Principles - listed in the OACC newsletter

Dealing with Interest Groups in the Cooperative - Listed on OACC newsletter

Communicating Your Value - Tools to enhancing your member communication efforts

Understanding Fertilizer Markets - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Economic Impact of Dockage and Foreign Material on Oklahoma Wheat Producers - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Third Leg of the Cooperative Bottom Line: Member Level Returns - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Second Leg of the Triple Bottom Line: Financial Return - listed on OACC newsletter

The Pyramid of Member Involvement - Listed on OACC newsletter

The First Leg of the Cooperative Triple Bottom Line: Ownership - Listed on OACC newsletter

What Do You Call Patronage? - Listed on OACC newsletter

Romaine Lettuce and the Country Elevator - listed on OACC newsletter

The Role of a Risk Management Committee - Listed on OACC newsletter

Orientation for New Board Members - An orientation program prepares new directors to function effectively at their first board meeting and speeds their time to full effectiveness.

Orientation for New Board Members -

Whistle Blower Protection and the Board of Directors -

Understanding Capper Volstead - Listed on OACC newsletter

Understanding Capper Volstead -

Self Evaluation for the Board of Directors - Board evalutation is a best managment practice. While outside help is available, many board are successful at self-evaluation

Board Self Assessment -

Democratically Controlled by User Members -

Patronage Pools - listed on OACC newsletter

Why Are They Attacking Capper Volstead? -

Has Your Cooperative Considered a Summer Intern? -

Prioritized Long-Term Asset Planning -

Return on Equity and Your Revolving Period -

Don't Forget to Develop Your Employees Cooperatie Knowledge -

Grease the Head Pulley and Check the Forcasting Model -

Budgeting in an Uncertain Environment -

Wht Influences When Producers Sell Wheat -

What is the Right Price for Membership Stock -

Comparing the Financial Performance of Cooperative and Investor Owned Firms -

Comparing Financial Performance of Cooperatives and Independent Firms - Listed on OACC Newsletter

Strategies of Grain and Farm Supply Cooperatives -

What's Your Market Share -

KAMO Power Supports the Bill Fitzwater Chair -

Cooperative Role in Contracting -

Keeping Membership Roles Current -

Health Care Cooperatives -

Don't Bore Your Board -

What is the Best Board Size -

The Portfolio Problem -

The Horizon Problem -

Cooperatives and Free Rider Problem -

Best Practices for Cooperative Governance -

Supervising a Summer Intern -

Building Your Cooperative Image -

You Predict the Weather -

Help Your Emplyees Talk Cooperative -

Price and Value -

New Years Resolutions for Your Cooperative -

Whistle Blower Protection and the Board of Directors - Discusses issues associated with adopting a whistle blower protection policy

Update on the U.S. Cooperative Industry -

Is Board Education Our Board Succession Plan -

Lets Get Together-Is this a board meeting? -

Are Your Members Satisfied with Your -

The Role of the Board Chair -

Impartiality of the Board Chair -

What Makes an Effective Board Chair? -

Selecting the Board Chair -

Per Unit Retains -

Structures for Condominium Storage -

Choices in Retaining and Distribtuting Returns -

Predictions on Wheat Yield and Quality -

The Sapiro School of Cooperative Thought -

Oklahoma Joins in Celebrating IYC -

Agronomy Margin Risk -

Are ESOPs Close Cousins to Cooperatives -

Board Characteristics versus Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Success -

Depreciation and Capital Expenditures Determine Income Growth -

Designing a Differential Pricing Program -

Differential Pricing and Diverse Memberships -

Differential Pricing and Member Reaction -

Does Education and Planning Increase Cooperative Profitability? -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Financing Replacement Infrastructure -

Fire Up Employee Suggestions -

Get Right or Get Left -

Get Your Mind Around a Brainstorming Session -

Grain Margin Risk -

Guidelines for Employee Suggestions -

Internal Rate of Return on Infrastructure Reinvestment -

Is Your Board Doing Things Right -

The Forgotten Branch of Management by Exception -

Two Last Things for Your Board to Get Right -

Your Opinion Counts! -

The case for guidance in the bylaws -



Publications

Inventory Management for Farm Supply Cooperatives - Over 25% of the assets of a typical farm supply cooperative are tied up in inventory. This publication describes goals and methods for inventory management including the IMI index, the purchasing plan, optimal re-order points and re-order quantities, managing shrink, seasonal items, and inventory control. Research results from a farm supply cooperative case study are also presented

Understanding Fertilizer Price Risk - Describes fertilizer price risk in the context of overall production risk

Causes of Fertilizer Price Volatility - Describes the structural changes in the US fertilizer supply chain which have led to increased price volatility

Managing Fertilizer Price Risk - Describes strategies for minimizing fertilizer price risk

Evaluating Investment Opportunities - Cooperatives are faced with many opportunities to investment in both traditional infrastructure and non-traditional areas. This publication discusses methods for project evaluation.

Evaluating Investment Opportuntiies - A guide to evaluating investments in traditional and non-traditional projects

Coming Soon



Newsletter

Cooperatives and Regulations -

Does Being a Cooperative Change the Mission? -

Per Unit Retains and a Look Back at the Grain Glitch -

Strategically Important Members -

Drift Proofing your Cooperative -

Patron Drift -

Celebrating Cooperative Independence -

Member Co-Op Decisions on Handling Non-Qualified Patronage from Federated Cooperatives -

Non-Qualified Regional Patronage -

Alignment Solutions from Multi-stakeholder Cooperatives -

What Can We Learn from Multi-Stakeholder Cooperatives? -

More Insight from Representative Cooperatives -

Quantifying the Tradeoffs -

Allocating Overhead -

Member Responsibility or Member Opportunity? -

The Interesting Economics of Internships -

A Unique Partnership -

Designing the Perfect Cooperative -

The Boards Role in Cyber Security Risks -

Is Payroll an Expense or an Investment -

Are your Member Communications Hitting on all Cylinders? -

Patronage and Pricing -

The Fuzzy Math of Cash Patronage Percentages -

Give Members a Reason to Attend your Annual Meeting -

How Much Section 199A should we Pass on? -

Should You Invite the Devil into Your Board Room? -

We Recorded the Webinar Just for You! -

You Will Not Want to Miss this Upcoming Webinar! -

On a Mission to Create Committed Members -

Twas the Night Before Co-op -

Dealing with Regional Patronage -

A New Dimension of Member Diversity -

Some Tax Reform Discussions for the Board -

Some Simple Math on Retaining Profits -

In Praise of Allocated Equity! -

In Praise of Revolving Equity -

Cooperative Finance Fallacies -

Heterogeneity in Member Attitude -

Heterogeneity in Member Needs -

Heterogeneity in Agricultural Cooperatives -

Member Time Horizons in Agricultural Cooperatives -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Balance Sheet Goals and Section 199A -

Tax Reform and Cash Patronage -

Which One is Your Section 199A Hat? -

A Strategic View of Section 199A -

Swimming in the Patronage Pool -

Identifying your Cooperative's Core Competencies -

Nonqualified Stock and the Time Value of Money -

Property Rights and Patronage -

Grain Cooperatives cannot Afford to Ignore Section 199A -

The Cooperative's Role in Pooling Tax Deductions -

Impacting your Sustainable Growth Rate -

The Sustainable Growth Rate of a Cooperative Firm -

Can Cooperatives Seize the Moment -

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about Per Unit Retains -

An Update on the Impact of Tax Reform on Agricultural Cooperatives -

Tax Reform and the Cooperative Balance Sheet -

Impact of Tax Reform on Cooperatives and Members -

Impact of Tax Reform on Cooperative Profit Distribution -

The DNA of the Cooperative Business Model -

Plenty of Room Under the Cooperative Tent -

Put a Face to Cooperative Months -

Membership is Ownership -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Success -

Board Characteristics versus Probability -

The Forgotten Branch of Management by Exception -

Get your Mind Around a Brainstorming Session -

Guidelines for Employee Suggestions -

Fire Up Employee Suggestions -

Designing a Differential Pricing Program -

Differential Pricing and Member Reaction -

Differential Pricing and Diverse Memberships -

Agronomy Margin Risk -

Grain Margin and Rochdale Principles -

Grain Margin Risk -

Two Last Things for Your Board to Get Right -

Get Right or Get Left -

Is your Board Doing Things Right? -

Try Flipping Your Board Meeting Agenda -

Economic Depreciation Versus Tax Depreciation -

Return on Investment from Infrastructure Reinvestment -

Depreciation and Capital Expenditures Determine Income Growth -

Board Members as CEO Candidates -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Make a Resolution to Improve Your Annual Meeting -

Strengthening the Audit Committee -

What Should the Board Ask the Auditor -

Cooperatives Build a Better World -

Zombie Apocalypse Would Lead to New Cooperative Development -

Zombie Apocalypse Would Lead to New Cooperative Development -

The Cooperative CEO is the Chief Culture Officer -

The Boards Role in Cooperative Culture -

The Culture in Your Cooperative -

Advisory Boards and Standing Committee Members -

Is There a Healthy Level of Board Turnover -

Make Information the Reason to Attend Your Annual Meeting -

How Democratic is Your Cooperative -

When Big Cooperatives Fail -

Why Do Big Cooperatives Sometimes Fail -

The Mayflower Compact -

Thats the Way the Money Goes -

The Other 80 20 Rule -

Myth Buster Cooperative Leaders Are Only Looking Out for Themselves -

Agricultural Cooperatives as a Form of Diversification -

The Cooperative as an Extension of the Farm Firm -

Cooperatives on Campuses -

Does Interest in Cooperative Mergers Occur in Waves -

What Drives Interest in Mergers Among Cooperatives -

How Do We Define Success in a Cooperative -

Incorporating Regulatory Scenarios into Cooperative Strategic Planning -

Mega Trends Impacting Agribusiness Regulation -

A Strategic Approach to Regulatory Changes -

Stewardship Has Deep Roots in Cooperatives -

The Stewardship Model of Cooperative Management -

The Monitoring Aspect of Cooperative Governance -

Developing an Election Procedures Manual -

Bylaws How Strong is our Coops Foundation -

Bylaws Versus Policy -

Not Even One Non-Producer Member -

MIs-describing Revolving Equity -

Mis-describing Cooperative Equity -

Defining a Member in a Cooperative -

Patronage Thresholds for Voting Privileges -

Professors in the Board Room -

Farmers Value of Cooperatives Article -

Living Your Cooperative’s Mission -

Training for Keeps -

Becoming a Cooperative Story Teller -

Cooperatives Matter -

Rouge Proofing Your Board of Directors -

The Boards Chair Role in Reigning in a Rouge Board Member -

Dealing with a Rouge Board Member -

Signs of a Rouge Board Member -

The Road Trip Approach to Member Communication -

The Other Side of Member Communication -

Articulating Your Risk Appetite -

Determining Your Risk Appetite -

What is Your Risk Appetite? -

Risk in Grain and Farm Supply Cooperatives -

Machinery Cooperatives in China -

Another Look at the DuPont Model -

Cooperative Sector Performance and the DuPont Equation -

Survey Results on Profit and Profit Distribution -

Survey Insights into Equity Redemption Programs -

The Economics of Cleaning the Boot Pit -

Cut Costs or Distribute Profits More Efficiently -

The Winner is Nonqualified -

Solar Cooperatives -

Fonterra’s Fair Share Value -

Fonterra’s Shareholder Council -

Fixing and Election Process Before it is Broken -

Challenges of Implementing On-line Voting in Cooperatives -

On-line Voting for Cooperatives -

Barriers to Diversity on the Cooperative Board -

Simple Steps to Address Board Diversity -

Agricultural Cooperatives Lag in Diversity -

Challenges for Board Diversity -

The Need for Board Diversity -

Fleet Size and Fertilizer Department Profitability -

What Drives Fertilizer Department Profitability -

Competitive Board Elections -

Strengthening Your Bylaws -

Board of Director Compensation -

Valuing the Cooperative Firm -

If you are not at the Table You are Likely on the Menu -

Russian Roulette with Three Cylinders Loaded -

Does a Sense of Ownership Impact Participation in Governance? -

Do Cooperative Members Value Allocated Equity? -

A Third is more than One Percent -

The Ultimate Goal of a Cooperative -

User Owner versus User Benefits -

Understanding the Repeal of the Dividend Allocation Rule -

Why Would a Cooperative Pay Dividends on Stock? -

Unallocated Equity and the Value of the Cooperative to the Member -

Report from Cooperative Education Networking Forum -

Unallocated Reserves as Permanent Capital -

A Common and Collective Ownership -

Nonqualified Distributions from Regional Cooperatives -

Segregating Regional Patronage -

Cooperatives and the Triple Bottom Line -

Structuring to Meet Diverse Member Needs -

Managing a Cooperative with Diverse Member Needs -

Gender Diversity on Your Board of Directors -

Valuing the Cooperative Firm -

Online Systems Can Bypass Internal Controls -

Types of Internal Controls -

Effective Internal Controls in a Cooperative -

Member Satisfaction and Participation -

Which Cooperative Principle is Most Important -

Confidentiality and Member Access to Information -

Interviewing Candidates for Key Positions -

Different Systems for Cooperative Governance -

Managing Interest Rate Risks -

Cooperatives as American as Apple Pie -

Would Your Members Ever Sell Your Cooperative -

Why Do Cooperatives Have Boards of Directors -

Member Input on Equity Retirement -

Developing Strategy in a Cooperative -

Are the Right People on Your Board Bus -

Underperforming Board Member -

Board Alignment -

How Cooperatives Use Their Web Sites -

How Long Should Board Minutes be Kept -

What is Missing on Your Web Site -

The Member Communication Plan -

Market Risk for Grain and Farm Supply Firms -

Sources of Risk for Grain and Farm Supply Firms -

The Performance Conversation -

Challenges of User Owned Firms -

Benefits of User Owned Firms -

Leveraging Our Talking Points -

Cooperatives Can’t Communicate the R Word -

The Member is Always Right But is Every Member Worth It? -

Do Cooperatives Need Key Accounts? -

How Low Should We Go? -

Their Loyalty or Our Value Package -

Porters Five Forces-Potential for New Competition -

Porters Five Forces-Substitutes -

Calculating a Cash Neutral Percentage of Non-Qualified Stock -

Porters Five Forces-Rivalry -

The Impact of a Waiver of the Ethanol Blending Rules -

Chick-Fi-La, Social Media and Your Cooperative -

The Section 191 Deduction and Patronage Calculations -

Tax Versus Book Differences -

Depreciating Fixed Assets -

Managing Seasonal Items in Farm Supply Inventory -

The Re-order Quantity for Farm Supply Inventory -

The Re-order Point for Farm Supply Inventory -

Inventory Management as Easy as A-B-C -

Dealing with Dead Inventory -

What Would You Tell Congress About Cooperatives -

Should Members Receive a Synopsis of Board Meetings -

Segregating Local Equity to Reflect Regional Patronage -

Innovative Uses of Non-Qualified Stock -

Norse's Competitive Yardstick -

Is Preferred Stock Worth Considering -

Does Your Cooperative Support the Cooperative Economy? -

Who Should Sales People Report to? -

Charateristics of the Best Cooperatives -

Ideas to Celebrate the International Year of the Cooperative -

Myth Buster: Cooperative Stock is Debt -

Myth Buster: A Cooperative Shouldn't Make a Profit -

Who Should Sales People Report to? -

Cooperative Genius -

Challenges for the Board of Directors -

Member Responsibility in a Member Owned Business -

Perspectives on Cooperative Communications -

Two Things to do for Cooperative Month -

National Webinar Targets Cooperative Communications -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Communications -

Critical Issues in Cooperative Governance -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Unallocated Equity -

Critical Issue: Acquiring and Maintaining Adequate Equity -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives Human Resources -

OSU Students Win Cooperative Case Study Competition -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Strategic Planning -

Benchmarking Against Firms in Your Competitive Space -

Critical Issues Facing Cooperatives -

Financing Infrastructure -

Cooperatives Can Play a Role In Peace Making -

Steel, Concrete or Temporary -

Prioritizing Infrastructure Investments -

Long Range Planning for Infrastructure Investment -

Workers Cooperatives -

Does Your Cooperative Support the Cooperative Economy? -

Condominium Grain Storage -

The Sapiro School of Cooperative Thought -

Cooperative versus Corporate Communications -

Using the Consent Agenda - Tool for an efficient meeting

Rural Grocery Cooperatives -

Oklahoma and U.S. Cooperatives Had a Good Year in 2010 -

Understanding the Cooperative Yardstick -

Understanding the Cooperative Yardstick -

Cooperatives on E Extension -

What Attracts Customers to a Cooperative -

What Attracts Customers to a Cooperative? - Listed on OACC newsletter

Unallocated Equity versus Cooperative Principles - listed in the OACC newsletter

Dealing with Interest Groups in the Cooperative - Listed on OACC newsletter

Communicating Your Value - Tools to enhancing your member communication efforts

Understanding Fertilizer Markets - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Economic Impact of Dockage and Foreign Material on Oklahoma Wheat Producers - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Third Leg of the Cooperative Bottom Line: Member Level Returns - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Second Leg of the Triple Bottom Line: Financial Return - listed on OACC newsletter

The Pyramid of Member Involvement - Listed on OACC newsletter

The First Leg of the Cooperative Triple Bottom Line: Ownership - Listed on OACC newsletter

What Do You Call Patronage? - Listed on OACC newsletter

Romaine Lettuce and the Country Elevator - listed on OACC newsletter

The Role of a Risk Management Committee - Listed on OACC newsletter

Orientation for New Board Members - An orientation program prepares new directors to function effectively at their first board meeting and speeds their time to full effectiveness.

Orientation for New Board Members -

Whistle Blower Protection and the Board of Directors -

Understanding Capper Volstead - Listed on OACC newsletter

Understanding Capper Volstead -

Self Evaluation for the Board of Directors - Board evalutation is a best managment practice. While outside help is available, many board are successful at self-evaluation

Board Self Assessment -

Democratically Controlled by User Members -

Patronage Pools - listed on OACC newsletter

Why Are They Attacking Capper Volstead? -

Has Your Cooperative Considered a Summer Intern? -

Prioritized Long-Term Asset Planning -

Return on Equity and Your Revolving Period -

Don't Forget to Develop Your Employees Cooperatie Knowledge -

Grease the Head Pulley and Check the Forcasting Model -

Budgeting in an Uncertain Environment -

Wht Influences When Producers Sell Wheat -

What is the Right Price for Membership Stock -

Comparing the Financial Performance of Cooperative and Investor Owned Firms -

Comparing Financial Performance of Cooperatives and Independent Firms - Listed on OACC Newsletter

Strategies of Grain and Farm Supply Cooperatives -

What's Your Market Share -

KAMO Power Supports the Bill Fitzwater Chair -

Cooperative Role in Contracting -

Keeping Membership Roles Current -

Health Care Cooperatives -

Don't Bore Your Board -

What is the Best Board Size -

The Portfolio Problem -

The Horizon Problem -

Cooperatives and Free Rider Problem -

Best Practices for Cooperative Governance -

Supervising a Summer Intern -

Building Your Cooperative Image -

You Predict the Weather -

Help Your Emplyees Talk Cooperative -

Price and Value -

New Years Resolutions for Your Cooperative -

Whistle Blower Protection and the Board of Directors - Discusses issues associated with adopting a whistle blower protection policy

Update on the U.S. Cooperative Industry -

Is Board Education Our Board Succession Plan -

Lets Get Together-Is this a board meeting? -

Are Your Members Satisfied with Your -

The Role of the Board Chair -

Impartiality of the Board Chair -

What Makes an Effective Board Chair? -

Selecting the Board Chair -

Per Unit Retains -

Structures for Condominium Storage -

Choices in Retaining and Distribtuting Returns -

Predictions on Wheat Yield and Quality -

The Sapiro School of Cooperative Thought -

Oklahoma Joins in Celebrating IYC -

Agronomy Margin Risk -

Are ESOPs Close Cousins to Cooperatives -

Board Characteristics versus Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Success -

Depreciation and Capital Expenditures Determine Income Growth -

Designing a Differential Pricing Program -

Differential Pricing and Diverse Memberships -

Differential Pricing and Member Reaction -

Does Education and Planning Increase Cooperative Profitability? -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Financing Replacement Infrastructure -

Fire Up Employee Suggestions -

Get Right or Get Left -

Get Your Mind Around a Brainstorming Session -

Grain Margin Risk -

Guidelines for Employee Suggestions -

Internal Rate of Return on Infrastructure Reinvestment -

Is Your Board Doing Things Right -

The Forgotten Branch of Management by Exception -

Two Last Things for Your Board to Get Right -

Your Opinion Counts! -

The case for guidance in the bylaws -



Publications

Inventory Management for Farm Supply Cooperatives - Over 25% of the assets of a typical farm supply cooperative are tied up in inventory. This publication describes goals and methods for inventory management including the IMI index, the purchasing plan, optimal re-order points and re-order quantities, managing shrink, seasonal items, and inventory control. Research results from a farm supply cooperative case study are also presented

Understanding Fertilizer Price Risk - Describes fertilizer price risk in the context of overall production risk

Causes of Fertilizer Price Volatility - Describes the structural changes in the US fertilizer supply chain which have led to increased price volatility

Managing Fertilizer Price Risk - Describes strategies for minimizing fertilizer price risk

Evaluating Investment Opportunities - Cooperatives are faced with many opportunities to investment in both traditional infrastructure and non-traditional areas. This publication discusses methods for project evaluation.

Evaluating Investment Opportuntiies - A guide to evaluating investments in traditional and non-traditional projects

Coming Soon



Newsletter

Cooperatives and Regulations -

Does Being a Cooperative Change the Mission? -

Per Unit Retains and a Look Back at the Grain Glitch -

Strategically Important Members -

Drift Proofing your Cooperative -

Patron Drift -

Celebrating Cooperative Independence -

Member Co-Op Decisions on Handling Non-Qualified Patronage from Federated Cooperatives -

Non-Qualified Regional Patronage -

Alignment Solutions from Multi-stakeholder Cooperatives -

What Can We Learn from Multi-Stakeholder Cooperatives? -

More Insight from Representative Cooperatives -

Quantifying the Tradeoffs -

Allocating Overhead -

Member Responsibility or Member Opportunity? -

The Interesting Economics of Internships -

A Unique Partnership -

Designing the Perfect Cooperative -

The Boards Role in Cyber Security Risks -

Is Payroll an Expense or an Investment -

Are your Member Communications Hitting on all Cylinders? -

Patronage and Pricing -

The Fuzzy Math of Cash Patronage Percentages -

Give Members a Reason to Attend your Annual Meeting -

How Much Section 199A should we Pass on? -

Should You Invite the Devil into Your Board Room? -

We Recorded the Webinar Just for You! -

You Will Not Want to Miss this Upcoming Webinar! -

On a Mission to Create Committed Members -

Twas the Night Before Co-op -

Dealing with Regional Patronage -

A New Dimension of Member Diversity -

Some Tax Reform Discussions for the Board -

Some Simple Math on Retaining Profits -

In Praise of Allocated Equity! -

In Praise of Revolving Equity -

Cooperative Finance Fallacies -

Heterogeneity in Member Attitude -

Heterogeneity in Member Needs -

Heterogeneity in Agricultural Cooperatives -

Member Time Horizons in Agricultural Cooperatives -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Balance Sheet Goals and Section 199A -

Tax Reform and Cash Patronage -

Which One is Your Section 199A Hat? -

A Strategic View of Section 199A -

Swimming in the Patronage Pool -

Identifying your Cooperative's Core Competencies -

Nonqualified Stock and the Time Value of Money -

Property Rights and Patronage -

Grain Cooperatives cannot Afford to Ignore Section 199A -

The Cooperative's Role in Pooling Tax Deductions -

Impacting your Sustainable Growth Rate -

The Sustainable Growth Rate of a Cooperative Firm -

Can Cooperatives Seize the Moment -

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about Per Unit Retains -

An Update on the Impact of Tax Reform on Agricultural Cooperatives -

Tax Reform and the Cooperative Balance Sheet -

Impact of Tax Reform on Cooperatives and Members -

Impact of Tax Reform on Cooperative Profit Distribution -

The DNA of the Cooperative Business Model -

Plenty of Room Under the Cooperative Tent -

Put a Face to Cooperative Months -

Membership is Ownership -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Success -

Board Characteristics versus Probability -

The Forgotten Branch of Management by Exception -

Get your Mind Around a Brainstorming Session -

Guidelines for Employee Suggestions -

Fire Up Employee Suggestions -

Designing a Differential Pricing Program -

Differential Pricing and Member Reaction -

Differential Pricing and Diverse Memberships -

Agronomy Margin Risk -

Grain Margin and Rochdale Principles -

Grain Margin Risk -

Two Last Things for Your Board to Get Right -

Get Right or Get Left -

Is your Board Doing Things Right? -

Try Flipping Your Board Meeting Agenda -

Economic Depreciation Versus Tax Depreciation -

Return on Investment from Infrastructure Reinvestment -

Depreciation and Capital Expenditures Determine Income Growth -

Board Members as CEO Candidates -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Make a Resolution to Improve Your Annual Meeting -

Strengthening the Audit Committee -

What Should the Board Ask the Auditor -

Cooperatives Build a Better World -

Zombie Apocalypse Would Lead to New Cooperative Development -

Zombie Apocalypse Would Lead to New Cooperative Development -

The Cooperative CEO is the Chief Culture Officer -

The Boards Role in Cooperative Culture -

The Culture in Your Cooperative -

Advisory Boards and Standing Committee Members -

Is There a Healthy Level of Board Turnover -

Make Information the Reason to Attend Your Annual Meeting -

How Democratic is Your Cooperative -

When Big Cooperatives Fail -

Why Do Big Cooperatives Sometimes Fail -

The Mayflower Compact -

Thats the Way the Money Goes -

The Other 80 20 Rule -

Myth Buster Cooperative Leaders Are Only Looking Out for Themselves -

Agricultural Cooperatives as a Form of Diversification -

The Cooperative as an Extension of the Farm Firm -

Cooperatives on Campuses -

Does Interest in Cooperative Mergers Occur in Waves -

What Drives Interest in Mergers Among Cooperatives -

How Do We Define Success in a Cooperative -

Incorporating Regulatory Scenarios into Cooperative Strategic Planning -

Mega Trends Impacting Agribusiness Regulation -

A Strategic Approach to Regulatory Changes -

Stewardship Has Deep Roots in Cooperatives -

The Stewardship Model of Cooperative Management -

The Monitoring Aspect of Cooperative Governance -

Developing an Election Procedures Manual -

Bylaws How Strong is our Coops Foundation -

Bylaws Versus Policy -

Not Even One Non-Producer Member -

MIs-describing Revolving Equity -

Mis-describing Cooperative Equity -

Defining a Member in a Cooperative -

Patronage Thresholds for Voting Privileges -

Professors in the Board Room -

Farmers Value of Cooperatives Article -

Living Your Cooperative’s Mission -

Training for Keeps -

Becoming a Cooperative Story Teller -

Cooperatives Matter -

Rouge Proofing Your Board of Directors -

The Boards Chair Role in Reigning in a Rouge Board Member -

Dealing with a Rouge Board Member -

Signs of a Rouge Board Member -

The Road Trip Approach to Member Communication -

The Other Side of Member Communication -

Articulating Your Risk Appetite -

Determining Your Risk Appetite -

What is Your Risk Appetite? -

Risk in Grain and Farm Supply Cooperatives -

Machinery Cooperatives in China -

Another Look at the DuPont Model -

Cooperative Sector Performance and the DuPont Equation -

Survey Results on Profit and Profit Distribution -

Survey Insights into Equity Redemption Programs -

The Economics of Cleaning the Boot Pit -

Cut Costs or Distribute Profits More Efficiently -

The Winner is Nonqualified -

Solar Cooperatives -

Fonterra’s Fair Share Value -

Fonterra’s Shareholder Council -

Fixing and Election Process Before it is Broken -

Challenges of Implementing On-line Voting in Cooperatives -

On-line Voting for Cooperatives -

Barriers to Diversity on the Cooperative Board -

Simple Steps to Address Board Diversity -

Agricultural Cooperatives Lag in Diversity -

Challenges for Board Diversity -

The Need for Board Diversity -

Fleet Size and Fertilizer Department Profitability -

What Drives Fertilizer Department Profitability -

Competitive Board Elections -

Strengthening Your Bylaws -

Board of Director Compensation -

Valuing the Cooperative Firm -

If you are not at the Table You are Likely on the Menu -

Russian Roulette with Three Cylinders Loaded -

Does a Sense of Ownership Impact Participation in Governance? -

Do Cooperative Members Value Allocated Equity? -

A Third is more than One Percent -

The Ultimate Goal of a Cooperative -

User Owner versus User Benefits -

Understanding the Repeal of the Dividend Allocation Rule -

Why Would a Cooperative Pay Dividends on Stock? -

Unallocated Equity and the Value of the Cooperative to the Member -

Report from Cooperative Education Networking Forum -

Unallocated Reserves as Permanent Capital -

A Common and Collective Ownership -

Nonqualified Distributions from Regional Cooperatives -

Segregating Regional Patronage -

Cooperatives and the Triple Bottom Line -

Structuring to Meet Diverse Member Needs -

Managing a Cooperative with Diverse Member Needs -

Gender Diversity on Your Board of Directors -

Valuing the Cooperative Firm -

Online Systems Can Bypass Internal Controls -

Types of Internal Controls -

Effective Internal Controls in a Cooperative -

Member Satisfaction and Participation -

Which Cooperative Principle is Most Important -

Confidentiality and Member Access to Information -

Interviewing Candidates for Key Positions -

Different Systems for Cooperative Governance -

Managing Interest Rate Risks -

Cooperatives as American as Apple Pie -

Would Your Members Ever Sell Your Cooperative -

Why Do Cooperatives Have Boards of Directors -

Member Input on Equity Retirement -

Developing Strategy in a Cooperative -

Are the Right People on Your Board Bus -

Underperforming Board Member -

Board Alignment -

How Cooperatives Use Their Web Sites -

How Long Should Board Minutes be Kept -

What is Missing on Your Web Site -

The Member Communication Plan -

Market Risk for Grain and Farm Supply Firms -

Sources of Risk for Grain and Farm Supply Firms -

The Performance Conversation -

Challenges of User Owned Firms -

Benefits of User Owned Firms -

Leveraging Our Talking Points -

Cooperatives Can’t Communicate the R Word -

The Member is Always Right But is Every Member Worth It? -

Do Cooperatives Need Key Accounts? -

How Low Should We Go? -

Their Loyalty or Our Value Package -

Porters Five Forces-Potential for New Competition -

Porters Five Forces-Substitutes -

Calculating a Cash Neutral Percentage of Non-Qualified Stock -

Porters Five Forces-Rivalry -

The Impact of a Waiver of the Ethanol Blending Rules -

Chick-Fi-La, Social Media and Your Cooperative -

The Section 191 Deduction and Patronage Calculations -

Tax Versus Book Differences -

Depreciating Fixed Assets -

Managing Seasonal Items in Farm Supply Inventory -

The Re-order Quantity for Farm Supply Inventory -

The Re-order Point for Farm Supply Inventory -

Inventory Management as Easy as A-B-C -

Dealing with Dead Inventory -

What Would You Tell Congress About Cooperatives -

Should Members Receive a Synopsis of Board Meetings -

Segregating Local Equity to Reflect Regional Patronage -

Innovative Uses of Non-Qualified Stock -

Norse's Competitive Yardstick -

Is Preferred Stock Worth Considering -

Does Your Cooperative Support the Cooperative Economy? -

Who Should Sales People Report to? -

Charateristics of the Best Cooperatives -

Ideas to Celebrate the International Year of the Cooperative -

Myth Buster: Cooperative Stock is Debt -

Myth Buster: A Cooperative Shouldn't Make a Profit -

Who Should Sales People Report to? -

Cooperative Genius -

Challenges for the Board of Directors -

Member Responsibility in a Member Owned Business -

Perspectives on Cooperative Communications -

Two Things to do for Cooperative Month -

National Webinar Targets Cooperative Communications -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Communications -

Critical Issues in Cooperative Governance -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Unallocated Equity -

Critical Issue: Acquiring and Maintaining Adequate Equity -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives Human Resources -

OSU Students Win Cooperative Case Study Competition -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Strategic Planning -

Benchmarking Against Firms in Your Competitive Space -

Critical Issues Facing Cooperatives -

Financing Infrastructure -

Cooperatives Can Play a Role In Peace Making -

Steel, Concrete or Temporary -

Prioritizing Infrastructure Investments -

Long Range Planning for Infrastructure Investment -

Workers Cooperatives -

Does Your Cooperative Support the Cooperative Economy? -

Condominium Grain Storage -

The Sapiro School of Cooperative Thought -

Cooperative versus Corporate Communications -

Using the Consent Agenda - Tool for an efficient meeting

Rural Grocery Cooperatives -

Oklahoma and U.S. Cooperatives Had a Good Year in 2010 -

Understanding the Cooperative Yardstick -

Understanding the Cooperative Yardstick -

Cooperatives on E Extension -

What Attracts Customers to a Cooperative -

What Attracts Customers to a Cooperative? - Listed on OACC newsletter

Unallocated Equity versus Cooperative Principles - listed in the OACC newsletter

Dealing with Interest Groups in the Cooperative - Listed on OACC newsletter

Communicating Your Value - Tools to enhancing your member communication efforts

Understanding Fertilizer Markets - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Economic Impact of Dockage and Foreign Material on Oklahoma Wheat Producers - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Third Leg of the Cooperative Bottom Line: Member Level Returns - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Second Leg of the Triple Bottom Line: Financial Return - listed on OACC newsletter

The Pyramid of Member Involvement - Listed on OACC newsletter

The First Leg of the Cooperative Triple Bottom Line: Ownership - Listed on OACC newsletter

What Do You Call Patronage? - Listed on OACC newsletter

Romaine Lettuce and the Country Elevator - listed on OACC newsletter

The Role of a Risk Management Committee - Listed on OACC newsletter

Orientation for New Board Members - An orientation program prepares new directors to function effectively at their first board meeting and speeds their time to full effectiveness.

Orientation for New Board Members -

Whistle Blower Protection and the Board of Directors -

Understanding Capper Volstead - Listed on OACC newsletter

Understanding Capper Volstead -

Self Evaluation for the Board of Directors - Board evalutation is a best managment practice. While outside help is available, many board are successful at self-evaluation

Board Self Assessment -

Democratically Controlled by User Members -

Patronage Pools - listed on OACC newsletter

Why Are They Attacking Capper Volstead? -

Has Your Cooperative Considered a Summer Intern? -

Prioritized Long-Term Asset Planning -

Return on Equity and Your Revolving Period -

Don't Forget to Develop Your Employees Cooperatie Knowledge -

Grease the Head Pulley and Check the Forcasting Model -

Budgeting in an Uncertain Environment -

Wht Influences When Producers Sell Wheat -

What is the Right Price for Membership Stock -

Comparing the Financial Performance of Cooperative and Investor Owned Firms -

Comparing Financial Performance of Cooperatives and Independent Firms - Listed on OACC Newsletter

Strategies of Grain and Farm Supply Cooperatives -

What's Your Market Share -

KAMO Power Supports the Bill Fitzwater Chair -

Cooperative Role in Contracting -

Keeping Membership Roles Current -

Health Care Cooperatives -

Don't Bore Your Board -

What is the Best Board Size -

The Portfolio Problem -

The Horizon Problem -

Cooperatives and Free Rider Problem -

Best Practices for Cooperative Governance -

Supervising a Summer Intern -

Building Your Cooperative Image -

You Predict the Weather -

Help Your Emplyees Talk Cooperative -

Price and Value -

New Years Resolutions for Your Cooperative -

Whistle Blower Protection and the Board of Directors - Discusses issues associated with adopting a whistle blower protection policy

Update on the U.S. Cooperative Industry -

Is Board Education Our Board Succession Plan -

Lets Get Together-Is this a board meeting? -

Are Your Members Satisfied with Your -

The Role of the Board Chair -

Impartiality of the Board Chair -

What Makes an Effective Board Chair? -

Selecting the Board Chair -

Per Unit Retains -

Structures for Condominium Storage -

Choices in Retaining and Distribtuting Returns -

Predictions on Wheat Yield and Quality -

The Sapiro School of Cooperative Thought -

Oklahoma Joins in Celebrating IYC -

Agronomy Margin Risk -

Are ESOPs Close Cousins to Cooperatives -

Board Characteristics versus Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Success -

Depreciation and Capital Expenditures Determine Income Growth -

Designing a Differential Pricing Program -

Differential Pricing and Diverse Memberships -

Differential Pricing and Member Reaction -

Does Education and Planning Increase Cooperative Profitability? -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Financing Replacement Infrastructure -

Fire Up Employee Suggestions -

Get Right or Get Left -

Get Your Mind Around a Brainstorming Session -

Grain Margin Risk -

Guidelines for Employee Suggestions -

Internal Rate of Return on Infrastructure Reinvestment -

Is Your Board Doing Things Right -

The Forgotten Branch of Management by Exception -

Two Last Things for Your Board to Get Right -

Your Opinion Counts! -

The case for guidance in the bylaws -



Publications

Inventory Management for Farm Supply Cooperatives - Over 25% of the assets of a typical farm supply cooperative are tied up in inventory. This publication describes goals and methods for inventory management including the IMI index, the purchasing plan, optimal re-order points and re-order quantities, managing shrink, seasonal items, and inventory control. Research results from a farm supply cooperative case study are also presented

Understanding Fertilizer Price Risk - Describes fertilizer price risk in the context of overall production risk

Causes of Fertilizer Price Volatility - Describes the structural changes in the US fertilizer supply chain which have led to increased price volatility

Managing Fertilizer Price Risk - Describes strategies for minimizing fertilizer price risk

Evaluating Investment Opportunities - Cooperatives are faced with many opportunities to investment in both traditional infrastructure and non-traditional areas. This publication discusses methods for project evaluation.

Evaluating Investment Opportuntiies - A guide to evaluating investments in traditional and non-traditional projects

Coming Soon



Newsletter

Cooperatives and Regulations -

Does Being a Cooperative Change the Mission? -

Per Unit Retains and a Look Back at the Grain Glitch -

Strategically Important Members -

Drift Proofing your Cooperative -

Patron Drift -

Celebrating Cooperative Independence -

Member Co-Op Decisions on Handling Non-Qualified Patronage from Federated Cooperatives -

Non-Qualified Regional Patronage -

Alignment Solutions from Multi-stakeholder Cooperatives -

What Can We Learn from Multi-Stakeholder Cooperatives? -

More Insight from Representative Cooperatives -

Quantifying the Tradeoffs -

Allocating Overhead -

Member Responsibility or Member Opportunity? -

The Interesting Economics of Internships -

A Unique Partnership -

Designing the Perfect Cooperative -

The Boards Role in Cyber Security Risks -

Is Payroll an Expense or an Investment -

Are your Member Communications Hitting on all Cylinders? -

Patronage and Pricing -

The Fuzzy Math of Cash Patronage Percentages -

Give Members a Reason to Attend your Annual Meeting -

How Much Section 199A should we Pass on? -

Should You Invite the Devil into Your Board Room? -

We Recorded the Webinar Just for You! -

You Will Not Want to Miss this Upcoming Webinar! -

On a Mission to Create Committed Members -

Twas the Night Before Co-op -

Dealing with Regional Patronage -

A New Dimension of Member Diversity -

Some Tax Reform Discussions for the Board -

Some Simple Math on Retaining Profits -

In Praise of Allocated Equity! -

In Praise of Revolving Equity -

Cooperative Finance Fallacies -

Heterogeneity in Member Attitude -

Heterogeneity in Member Needs -

Heterogeneity in Agricultural Cooperatives -

Member Time Horizons in Agricultural Cooperatives -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Balance Sheet Goals and Section 199A -

Tax Reform and Cash Patronage -

Which One is Your Section 199A Hat? -

A Strategic View of Section 199A -

Swimming in the Patronage Pool -

Identifying your Cooperative's Core Competencies -

Nonqualified Stock and the Time Value of Money -

Property Rights and Patronage -

Grain Cooperatives cannot Afford to Ignore Section 199A -

The Cooperative's Role in Pooling Tax Deductions -

Impacting your Sustainable Growth Rate -

The Sustainable Growth Rate of a Cooperative Firm -

Can Cooperatives Seize the Moment -

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about Per Unit Retains -

An Update on the Impact of Tax Reform on Agricultural Cooperatives -

Tax Reform and the Cooperative Balance Sheet -

Impact of Tax Reform on Cooperatives and Members -

Impact of Tax Reform on Cooperative Profit Distribution -

The DNA of the Cooperative Business Model -

Plenty of Room Under the Cooperative Tent -

Put a Face to Cooperative Months -

Membership is Ownership -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Success -

Board Characteristics versus Probability -

The Forgotten Branch of Management by Exception -

Get your Mind Around a Brainstorming Session -

Guidelines for Employee Suggestions -

Fire Up Employee Suggestions -

Designing a Differential Pricing Program -

Differential Pricing and Member Reaction -

Differential Pricing and Diverse Memberships -

Agronomy Margin Risk -

Grain Margin and Rochdale Principles -

Grain Margin Risk -

Two Last Things for Your Board to Get Right -

Get Right or Get Left -

Is your Board Doing Things Right? -

Try Flipping Your Board Meeting Agenda -

Economic Depreciation Versus Tax Depreciation -

Return on Investment from Infrastructure Reinvestment -

Depreciation and Capital Expenditures Determine Income Growth -

Board Members as CEO Candidates -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Make a Resolution to Improve Your Annual Meeting -

Strengthening the Audit Committee -

What Should the Board Ask the Auditor -

Cooperatives Build a Better World -

Zombie Apocalypse Would Lead to New Cooperative Development -

Zombie Apocalypse Would Lead to New Cooperative Development -

The Cooperative CEO is the Chief Culture Officer -

The Boards Role in Cooperative Culture -

The Culture in Your Cooperative -

Advisory Boards and Standing Committee Members -

Is There a Healthy Level of Board Turnover -

Make Information the Reason to Attend Your Annual Meeting -

How Democratic is Your Cooperative -

When Big Cooperatives Fail -

Why Do Big Cooperatives Sometimes Fail -

The Mayflower Compact -

Thats the Way the Money Goes -

The Other 80 20 Rule -

Myth Buster Cooperative Leaders Are Only Looking Out for Themselves -

Agricultural Cooperatives as a Form of Diversification -

The Cooperative as an Extension of the Farm Firm -

Cooperatives on Campuses -

Does Interest in Cooperative Mergers Occur in Waves -

What Drives Interest in Mergers Among Cooperatives -

How Do We Define Success in a Cooperative -

Incorporating Regulatory Scenarios into Cooperative Strategic Planning -

Mega Trends Impacting Agribusiness Regulation -

A Strategic Approach to Regulatory Changes -

Stewardship Has Deep Roots in Cooperatives -

The Stewardship Model of Cooperative Management -

The Monitoring Aspect of Cooperative Governance -

Developing an Election Procedures Manual -

Bylaws How Strong is our Coops Foundation -

Bylaws Versus Policy -

Not Even One Non-Producer Member -

MIs-describing Revolving Equity -

Mis-describing Cooperative Equity -

Defining a Member in a Cooperative -

Patronage Thresholds for Voting Privileges -

Professors in the Board Room -

Farmers Value of Cooperatives Article -

Living Your Cooperative’s Mission -

Training for Keeps -

Becoming a Cooperative Story Teller -

Cooperatives Matter -

Rouge Proofing Your Board of Directors -

The Boards Chair Role in Reigning in a Rouge Board Member -

Dealing with a Rouge Board Member -

Signs of a Rouge Board Member -

The Road Trip Approach to Member Communication -

The Other Side of Member Communication -

Articulating Your Risk Appetite -

Determining Your Risk Appetite -

What is Your Risk Appetite? -

Risk in Grain and Farm Supply Cooperatives -

Machinery Cooperatives in China -

Another Look at the DuPont Model -

Cooperative Sector Performance and the DuPont Equation -

Survey Results on Profit and Profit Distribution -

Survey Insights into Equity Redemption Programs -

The Economics of Cleaning the Boot Pit -

Cut Costs or Distribute Profits More Efficiently -

The Winner is Nonqualified -

Solar Cooperatives -

Fonterra’s Fair Share Value -

Fonterra’s Shareholder Council -

Fixing and Election Process Before it is Broken -

Challenges of Implementing On-line Voting in Cooperatives -

On-line Voting for Cooperatives -

Barriers to Diversity on the Cooperative Board -

Simple Steps to Address Board Diversity -

Agricultural Cooperatives Lag in Diversity -

Challenges for Board Diversity -

The Need for Board Diversity -

Fleet Size and Fertilizer Department Profitability -

What Drives Fertilizer Department Profitability -

Competitive Board Elections -

Strengthening Your Bylaws -

Board of Director Compensation -

Valuing the Cooperative Firm -

If you are not at the Table You are Likely on the Menu -

Russian Roulette with Three Cylinders Loaded -

Does a Sense of Ownership Impact Participation in Governance? -

Do Cooperative Members Value Allocated Equity? -

A Third is more than One Percent -

The Ultimate Goal of a Cooperative -

User Owner versus User Benefits -

Understanding the Repeal of the Dividend Allocation Rule -

Why Would a Cooperative Pay Dividends on Stock? -

Unallocated Equity and the Value of the Cooperative to the Member -

Report from Cooperative Education Networking Forum -

Unallocated Reserves as Permanent Capital -

A Common and Collective Ownership -

Nonqualified Distributions from Regional Cooperatives -

Segregating Regional Patronage -

Cooperatives and the Triple Bottom Line -

Structuring to Meet Diverse Member Needs -

Managing a Cooperative with Diverse Member Needs -

Gender Diversity on Your Board of Directors -

Valuing the Cooperative Firm -

Online Systems Can Bypass Internal Controls -

Types of Internal Controls -

Effective Internal Controls in a Cooperative -

Member Satisfaction and Participation -

Which Cooperative Principle is Most Important -

Confidentiality and Member Access to Information -

Interviewing Candidates for Key Positions -

Different Systems for Cooperative Governance -

Managing Interest Rate Risks -

Cooperatives as American as Apple Pie -

Would Your Members Ever Sell Your Cooperative -

Why Do Cooperatives Have Boards of Directors -

Member Input on Equity Retirement -

Developing Strategy in a Cooperative -

Are the Right People on Your Board Bus -

Underperforming Board Member -

Board Alignment -

How Cooperatives Use Their Web Sites -

How Long Should Board Minutes be Kept -

What is Missing on Your Web Site -

The Member Communication Plan -

Market Risk for Grain and Farm Supply Firms -

Sources of Risk for Grain and Farm Supply Firms -

The Performance Conversation -

Challenges of User Owned Firms -

Benefits of User Owned Firms -

Leveraging Our Talking Points -

Cooperatives Can’t Communicate the R Word -

The Member is Always Right But is Every Member Worth It? -

Do Cooperatives Need Key Accounts? -

How Low Should We Go? -

Their Loyalty or Our Value Package -

Porters Five Forces-Potential for New Competition -

Porters Five Forces-Substitutes -

Calculating a Cash Neutral Percentage of Non-Qualified Stock -

Porters Five Forces-Rivalry -

The Impact of a Waiver of the Ethanol Blending Rules -

Chick-Fi-La, Social Media and Your Cooperative -

The Section 191 Deduction and Patronage Calculations -

Tax Versus Book Differences -

Depreciating Fixed Assets -

Managing Seasonal Items in Farm Supply Inventory -

The Re-order Quantity for Farm Supply Inventory -

The Re-order Point for Farm Supply Inventory -

Inventory Management as Easy as A-B-C -

Dealing with Dead Inventory -

What Would You Tell Congress About Cooperatives -

Should Members Receive a Synopsis of Board Meetings -

Segregating Local Equity to Reflect Regional Patronage -

Innovative Uses of Non-Qualified Stock -

Norse's Competitive Yardstick -

Is Preferred Stock Worth Considering -

Does Your Cooperative Support the Cooperative Economy? -

Who Should Sales People Report to? -

Charateristics of the Best Cooperatives -

Ideas to Celebrate the International Year of the Cooperative -

Myth Buster: Cooperative Stock is Debt -

Myth Buster: A Cooperative Shouldn't Make a Profit -

Who Should Sales People Report to? -

Cooperative Genius -

Challenges for the Board of Directors -

Member Responsibility in a Member Owned Business -

Perspectives on Cooperative Communications -

Two Things to do for Cooperative Month -

National Webinar Targets Cooperative Communications -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Communications -

Critical Issues in Cooperative Governance -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Unallocated Equity -

Critical Issue: Acquiring and Maintaining Adequate Equity -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives Human Resources -

OSU Students Win Cooperative Case Study Competition -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Strategic Planning -

Benchmarking Against Firms in Your Competitive Space -

Critical Issues Facing Cooperatives -

Financing Infrastructure -

Cooperatives Can Play a Role In Peace Making -

Steel, Concrete or Temporary -

Prioritizing Infrastructure Investments -

Long Range Planning for Infrastructure Investment -

Workers Cooperatives -

Does Your Cooperative Support the Cooperative Economy? -

Condominium Grain Storage -

The Sapiro School of Cooperative Thought -

Cooperative versus Corporate Communications -

Using the Consent Agenda - Tool for an efficient meeting

Rural Grocery Cooperatives -

Oklahoma and U.S. Cooperatives Had a Good Year in 2010 -

Understanding the Cooperative Yardstick -

Understanding the Cooperative Yardstick -

Cooperatives on E Extension -

What Attracts Customers to a Cooperative -

What Attracts Customers to a Cooperative? - Listed on OACC newsletter

Unallocated Equity versus Cooperative Principles - listed in the OACC newsletter

Dealing with Interest Groups in the Cooperative - Listed on OACC newsletter

Communicating Your Value - Tools to enhancing your member communication efforts

Understanding Fertilizer Markets - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Economic Impact of Dockage and Foreign Material on Oklahoma Wheat Producers - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Third Leg of the Cooperative Bottom Line: Member Level Returns - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Second Leg of the Triple Bottom Line: Financial Return - listed on OACC newsletter

The Pyramid of Member Involvement - Listed on OACC newsletter

The First Leg of the Cooperative Triple Bottom Line: Ownership - Listed on OACC newsletter

What Do You Call Patronage? - Listed on OACC newsletter

Romaine Lettuce and the Country Elevator - listed on OACC newsletter

The Role of a Risk Management Committee - Listed on OACC newsletter

Orientation for New Board Members - An orientation program prepares new directors to function effectively at their first board meeting and speeds their time to full effectiveness.

Orientation for New Board Members -

Whistle Blower Protection and the Board of Directors -

Understanding Capper Volstead - Listed on OACC newsletter

Understanding Capper Volstead -

Self Evaluation for the Board of Directors - Board evalutation is a best managment practice. While outside help is available, many board are successful at self-evaluation

Board Self Assessment -

Democratically Controlled by User Members -

Patronage Pools - listed on OACC newsletter

Why Are They Attacking Capper Volstead? -

Has Your Cooperative Considered a Summer Intern? -

Prioritized Long-Term Asset Planning -

Return on Equity and Your Revolving Period -

Don't Forget to Develop Your Employees Cooperatie Knowledge -

Grease the Head Pulley and Check the Forcasting Model -

Budgeting in an Uncertain Environment -

Wht Influences When Producers Sell Wheat -

What is the Right Price for Membership Stock -

Comparing the Financial Performance of Cooperative and Investor Owned Firms -

Comparing Financial Performance of Cooperatives and Independent Firms - Listed on OACC Newsletter

Strategies of Grain and Farm Supply Cooperatives -

What's Your Market Share -

KAMO Power Supports the Bill Fitzwater Chair -

Cooperative Role in Contracting -

Keeping Membership Roles Current -

Health Care Cooperatives -

Don't Bore Your Board -

What is the Best Board Size -

The Portfolio Problem -

The Horizon Problem -

Cooperatives and Free Rider Problem -

Best Practices for Cooperative Governance -

Supervising a Summer Intern -

Building Your Cooperative Image -

You Predict the Weather -

Help Your Emplyees Talk Cooperative -

Price and Value -

New Years Resolutions for Your Cooperative -

Whistle Blower Protection and the Board of Directors - Discusses issues associated with adopting a whistle blower protection policy

Update on the U.S. Cooperative Industry -

Is Board Education Our Board Succession Plan -

Lets Get Together-Is this a board meeting? -

Are Your Members Satisfied with Your -

The Role of the Board Chair -

Impartiality of the Board Chair -

What Makes an Effective Board Chair? -

Selecting the Board Chair -

Per Unit Retains -

Structures for Condominium Storage -

Choices in Retaining and Distribtuting Returns -

Predictions on Wheat Yield and Quality -

The Sapiro School of Cooperative Thought -

Oklahoma Joins in Celebrating IYC -

Agronomy Margin Risk -

Are ESOPs Close Cousins to Cooperatives -

Board Characteristics versus Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Success -

Depreciation and Capital Expenditures Determine Income Growth -

Designing a Differential Pricing Program -

Differential Pricing and Diverse Memberships -

Differential Pricing and Member Reaction -

Does Education and Planning Increase Cooperative Profitability? -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Financing Replacement Infrastructure -

Fire Up Employee Suggestions -

Get Right or Get Left -

Get Your Mind Around a Brainstorming Session -

Grain Margin Risk -

Guidelines for Employee Suggestions -

Internal Rate of Return on Infrastructure Reinvestment -

Is Your Board Doing Things Right -

The Forgotten Branch of Management by Exception -

Two Last Things for Your Board to Get Right -

Your Opinion Counts! -

The case for guidance in the bylaws -



Publications

Inventory Management for Farm Supply Cooperatives - Over 25% of the assets of a typical farm supply cooperative are tied up in inventory. This publication describes goals and methods for inventory management including the IMI index, the purchasing plan, optimal re-order points and re-order quantities, managing shrink, seasonal items, and inventory control. Research results from a farm supply cooperative case study are also presented

Understanding Fertilizer Price Risk - Describes fertilizer price risk in the context of overall production risk

Causes of Fertilizer Price Volatility - Describes the structural changes in the US fertilizer supply chain which have led to increased price volatility

Managing Fertilizer Price Risk - Describes strategies for minimizing fertilizer price risk

Evaluating Investment Opportunities - Cooperatives are faced with many opportunities to investment in both traditional infrastructure and non-traditional areas. This publication discusses methods for project evaluation.

Evaluating Investment Opportuntiies - A guide to evaluating investments in traditional and non-traditional projects

Coming Soon



Newsletter

Cooperatives and Regulations -

Does Being a Cooperative Change the Mission? -

Per Unit Retains and a Look Back at the Grain Glitch -

Strategically Important Members -

Drift Proofing your Cooperative -

Patron Drift -

Celebrating Cooperative Independence -

Member Co-Op Decisions on Handling Non-Qualified Patronage from Federated Cooperatives -

Non-Qualified Regional Patronage -

Alignment Solutions from Multi-stakeholder Cooperatives -

What Can We Learn from Multi-Stakeholder Cooperatives? -

More Insight from Representative Cooperatives -

Quantifying the Tradeoffs -

Allocating Overhead -

Member Responsibility or Member Opportunity? -

The Interesting Economics of Internships -

A Unique Partnership -

Designing the Perfect Cooperative -

The Boards Role in Cyber Security Risks -

Is Payroll an Expense or an Investment -

Are your Member Communications Hitting on all Cylinders? -

Patronage and Pricing -

The Fuzzy Math of Cash Patronage Percentages -

Give Members a Reason to Attend your Annual Meeting -

How Much Section 199A should we Pass on? -

Should You Invite the Devil into Your Board Room? -

We Recorded the Webinar Just for You! -

You Will Not Want to Miss this Upcoming Webinar! -

On a Mission to Create Committed Members -

Twas the Night Before Co-op -

Dealing with Regional Patronage -

A New Dimension of Member Diversity -

Some Tax Reform Discussions for the Board -

Some Simple Math on Retaining Profits -

In Praise of Allocated Equity! -

In Praise of Revolving Equity -

Cooperative Finance Fallacies -

Heterogeneity in Member Attitude -

Heterogeneity in Member Needs -

Heterogeneity in Agricultural Cooperatives -

Member Time Horizons in Agricultural Cooperatives -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Balance Sheet Goals and Section 199A -

Tax Reform and Cash Patronage -

Which One is Your Section 199A Hat? -

A Strategic View of Section 199A -

Swimming in the Patronage Pool -

Identifying your Cooperative's Core Competencies -

Nonqualified Stock and the Time Value of Money -

Property Rights and Patronage -

Grain Cooperatives cannot Afford to Ignore Section 199A -

The Cooperative's Role in Pooling Tax Deductions -

Impacting your Sustainable Growth Rate -

The Sustainable Growth Rate of a Cooperative Firm -

Can Cooperatives Seize the Moment -

Everything you Ever Wanted to Know about Per Unit Retains -

An Update on the Impact of Tax Reform on Agricultural Cooperatives -

Tax Reform and the Cooperative Balance Sheet -

Impact of Tax Reform on Cooperatives and Members -

Impact of Tax Reform on Cooperative Profit Distribution -

The DNA of the Cooperative Business Model -

Plenty of Room Under the Cooperative Tent -

Put a Face to Cooperative Months -

Membership is Ownership -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Success -

Board Characteristics versus Probability -

The Forgotten Branch of Management by Exception -

Get your Mind Around a Brainstorming Session -

Guidelines for Employee Suggestions -

Fire Up Employee Suggestions -

Designing a Differential Pricing Program -

Differential Pricing and Member Reaction -

Differential Pricing and Diverse Memberships -

Agronomy Margin Risk -

Grain Margin and Rochdale Principles -

Grain Margin Risk -

Two Last Things for Your Board to Get Right -

Get Right or Get Left -

Is your Board Doing Things Right? -

Try Flipping Your Board Meeting Agenda -

Economic Depreciation Versus Tax Depreciation -

Return on Investment from Infrastructure Reinvestment -

Depreciation and Capital Expenditures Determine Income Growth -

Board Members as CEO Candidates -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Make a Resolution to Improve Your Annual Meeting -

Strengthening the Audit Committee -

What Should the Board Ask the Auditor -

Cooperatives Build a Better World -

Zombie Apocalypse Would Lead to New Cooperative Development -

Zombie Apocalypse Would Lead to New Cooperative Development -

The Cooperative CEO is the Chief Culture Officer -

The Boards Role in Cooperative Culture -

The Culture in Your Cooperative -

Advisory Boards and Standing Committee Members -

Is There a Healthy Level of Board Turnover -

Make Information the Reason to Attend Your Annual Meeting -

How Democratic is Your Cooperative -

When Big Cooperatives Fail -

Why Do Big Cooperatives Sometimes Fail -

The Mayflower Compact -

Thats the Way the Money Goes -

The Other 80 20 Rule -

Myth Buster Cooperative Leaders Are Only Looking Out for Themselves -

Agricultural Cooperatives as a Form of Diversification -

The Cooperative as an Extension of the Farm Firm -

Cooperatives on Campuses -

Does Interest in Cooperative Mergers Occur in Waves -

What Drives Interest in Mergers Among Cooperatives -

How Do We Define Success in a Cooperative -

Incorporating Regulatory Scenarios into Cooperative Strategic Planning -

Mega Trends Impacting Agribusiness Regulation -

A Strategic Approach to Regulatory Changes -

Stewardship Has Deep Roots in Cooperatives -

The Stewardship Model of Cooperative Management -

The Monitoring Aspect of Cooperative Governance -

Developing an Election Procedures Manual -

Bylaws How Strong is our Coops Foundation -

Bylaws Versus Policy -

Not Even One Non-Producer Member -

MIs-describing Revolving Equity -

Mis-describing Cooperative Equity -

Defining a Member in a Cooperative -

Patronage Thresholds for Voting Privileges -

Professors in the Board Room -

Farmers Value of Cooperatives Article -

Living Your Cooperative’s Mission -

Training for Keeps -

Becoming a Cooperative Story Teller -

Cooperatives Matter -

Rouge Proofing Your Board of Directors -

The Boards Chair Role in Reigning in a Rouge Board Member -

Dealing with a Rouge Board Member -

Signs of a Rouge Board Member -

The Road Trip Approach to Member Communication -

The Other Side of Member Communication -

Articulating Your Risk Appetite -

Determining Your Risk Appetite -

What is Your Risk Appetite? -

Risk in Grain and Farm Supply Cooperatives -

Machinery Cooperatives in China -

Another Look at the DuPont Model -

Cooperative Sector Performance and the DuPont Equation -

Survey Results on Profit and Profit Distribution -

Survey Insights into Equity Redemption Programs -

The Economics of Cleaning the Boot Pit -

Cut Costs or Distribute Profits More Efficiently -

The Winner is Nonqualified -

Solar Cooperatives -

Fonterra’s Fair Share Value -

Fonterra’s Shareholder Council -

Fixing and Election Process Before it is Broken -

Challenges of Implementing On-line Voting in Cooperatives -

On-line Voting for Cooperatives -

Barriers to Diversity on the Cooperative Board -

Simple Steps to Address Board Diversity -

Agricultural Cooperatives Lag in Diversity -

Challenges for Board Diversity -

The Need for Board Diversity -

Fleet Size and Fertilizer Department Profitability -

What Drives Fertilizer Department Profitability -

Competitive Board Elections -

Strengthening Your Bylaws -

Board of Director Compensation -

Valuing the Cooperative Firm -

If you are not at the Table You are Likely on the Menu -

Russian Roulette with Three Cylinders Loaded -

Does a Sense of Ownership Impact Participation in Governance? -

Do Cooperative Members Value Allocated Equity? -

A Third is more than One Percent -

The Ultimate Goal of a Cooperative -

User Owner versus User Benefits -

Understanding the Repeal of the Dividend Allocation Rule -

Why Would a Cooperative Pay Dividends on Stock? -

Unallocated Equity and the Value of the Cooperative to the Member -

Report from Cooperative Education Networking Forum -

Unallocated Reserves as Permanent Capital -

A Common and Collective Ownership -

Nonqualified Distributions from Regional Cooperatives -

Segregating Regional Patronage -

Cooperatives and the Triple Bottom Line -

Structuring to Meet Diverse Member Needs -

Managing a Cooperative with Diverse Member Needs -

Gender Diversity on Your Board of Directors -

Valuing the Cooperative Firm -

Online Systems Can Bypass Internal Controls -

Types of Internal Controls -

Effective Internal Controls in a Cooperative -

Member Satisfaction and Participation -

Which Cooperative Principle is Most Important -

Confidentiality and Member Access to Information -

Interviewing Candidates for Key Positions -

Different Systems for Cooperative Governance -

Managing Interest Rate Risks -

Cooperatives as American as Apple Pie -

Would Your Members Ever Sell Your Cooperative -

Why Do Cooperatives Have Boards of Directors -

Member Input on Equity Retirement -

Developing Strategy in a Cooperative -

Are the Right People on Your Board Bus -

Underperforming Board Member -

Board Alignment -

How Cooperatives Use Their Web Sites -

How Long Should Board Minutes be Kept -

What is Missing on Your Web Site -

The Member Communication Plan -

Market Risk for Grain and Farm Supply Firms -

Sources of Risk for Grain and Farm Supply Firms -

The Performance Conversation -

Challenges of User Owned Firms -

Benefits of User Owned Firms -

Leveraging Our Talking Points -

Cooperatives Can’t Communicate the R Word -

The Member is Always Right But is Every Member Worth It? -

Do Cooperatives Need Key Accounts? -

How Low Should We Go? -

Their Loyalty or Our Value Package -

Porters Five Forces-Potential for New Competition -

Porters Five Forces-Substitutes -

Calculating a Cash Neutral Percentage of Non-Qualified Stock -

Porters Five Forces-Rivalry -

The Impact of a Waiver of the Ethanol Blending Rules -

Chick-Fi-La, Social Media and Your Cooperative -

The Section 191 Deduction and Patronage Calculations -

Tax Versus Book Differences -

Depreciating Fixed Assets -

Managing Seasonal Items in Farm Supply Inventory -

The Re-order Quantity for Farm Supply Inventory -

The Re-order Point for Farm Supply Inventory -

Inventory Management as Easy as A-B-C -

Dealing with Dead Inventory -

What Would You Tell Congress About Cooperatives -

Should Members Receive a Synopsis of Board Meetings -

Segregating Local Equity to Reflect Regional Patronage -

Innovative Uses of Non-Qualified Stock -

Norse's Competitive Yardstick -

Is Preferred Stock Worth Considering -

Does Your Cooperative Support the Cooperative Economy? -

Who Should Sales People Report to? -

Charateristics of the Best Cooperatives -

Ideas to Celebrate the International Year of the Cooperative -

Myth Buster: Cooperative Stock is Debt -

Myth Buster: A Cooperative Shouldn't Make a Profit -

Who Should Sales People Report to? -

Cooperative Genius -

Challenges for the Board of Directors -

Member Responsibility in a Member Owned Business -

Perspectives on Cooperative Communications -

Two Things to do for Cooperative Month -

National Webinar Targets Cooperative Communications -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Communications -

Critical Issues in Cooperative Governance -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Unallocated Equity -

Critical Issue: Acquiring and Maintaining Adequate Equity -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives Human Resources -

OSU Students Win Cooperative Case Study Competition -

Critical Issues for Cooperatives: Strategic Planning -

Benchmarking Against Firms in Your Competitive Space -

Critical Issues Facing Cooperatives -

Financing Infrastructure -

Cooperatives Can Play a Role In Peace Making -

Steel, Concrete or Temporary -

Prioritizing Infrastructure Investments -

Long Range Planning for Infrastructure Investment -

Workers Cooperatives -

Does Your Cooperative Support the Cooperative Economy? -

Condominium Grain Storage -

The Sapiro School of Cooperative Thought -

Cooperative versus Corporate Communications -

Using the Consent Agenda - Tool for an efficient meeting

Rural Grocery Cooperatives -

Oklahoma and U.S. Cooperatives Had a Good Year in 2010 -

Understanding the Cooperative Yardstick -

Understanding the Cooperative Yardstick -

Cooperatives on E Extension -

What Attracts Customers to a Cooperative -

What Attracts Customers to a Cooperative? - Listed on OACC newsletter

Unallocated Equity versus Cooperative Principles - listed in the OACC newsletter

Dealing with Interest Groups in the Cooperative - Listed on OACC newsletter

Communicating Your Value - Tools to enhancing your member communication efforts

Understanding Fertilizer Markets - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Economic Impact of Dockage and Foreign Material on Oklahoma Wheat Producers - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Third Leg of the Cooperative Bottom Line: Member Level Returns - Listed on OACC newsletter

The Second Leg of the Triple Bottom Line: Financial Return - listed on OACC newsletter

The Pyramid of Member Involvement - Listed on OACC newsletter

The First Leg of the Cooperative Triple Bottom Line: Ownership - Listed on OACC newsletter

What Do You Call Patronage? - Listed on OACC newsletter

Romaine Lettuce and the Country Elevator - listed on OACC newsletter

The Role of a Risk Management Committee - Listed on OACC newsletter

Orientation for New Board Members - An orientation program prepares new directors to function effectively at their first board meeting and speeds their time to full effectiveness.

Orientation for New Board Members -

Whistle Blower Protection and the Board of Directors -

Understanding Capper Volstead - Listed on OACC newsletter

Understanding Capper Volstead -

Self Evaluation for the Board of Directors - Board evalutation is a best managment practice. While outside help is available, many board are successful at self-evaluation

Board Self Assessment -

Democratically Controlled by User Members -

Patronage Pools - listed on OACC newsletter

Why Are They Attacking Capper Volstead? -

Has Your Cooperative Considered a Summer Intern? -

Prioritized Long-Term Asset Planning -

Return on Equity and Your Revolving Period -

Don't Forget to Develop Your Employees Cooperatie Knowledge -

Grease the Head Pulley and Check the Forcasting Model -

Budgeting in an Uncertain Environment -

Wht Influences When Producers Sell Wheat -

What is the Right Price for Membership Stock -

Comparing the Financial Performance of Cooperative and Investor Owned Firms -

Comparing Financial Performance of Cooperatives and Independent Firms - Listed on OACC Newsletter

Strategies of Grain and Farm Supply Cooperatives -

What's Your Market Share -

KAMO Power Supports the Bill Fitzwater Chair -

Cooperative Role in Contracting -

Keeping Membership Roles Current -

Health Care Cooperatives -

Don't Bore Your Board -

What is the Best Board Size -

The Portfolio Problem -

The Horizon Problem -

Cooperatives and Free Rider Problem -

Best Practices for Cooperative Governance -

Supervising a Summer Intern -

Building Your Cooperative Image -

You Predict the Weather -

Help Your Emplyees Talk Cooperative -

Price and Value -

New Years Resolutions for Your Cooperative -

Whistle Blower Protection and the Board of Directors - Discusses issues associated with adopting a whistle blower protection policy

Update on the U.S. Cooperative Industry -

Is Board Education Our Board Succession Plan -

Lets Get Together-Is this a board meeting? -

Are Your Members Satisfied with Your -

The Role of the Board Chair -

Impartiality of the Board Chair -

What Makes an Effective Board Chair? -

Selecting the Board Chair -

Per Unit Retains -

Structures for Condominium Storage -

Choices in Retaining and Distribtuting Returns -

Predictions on Wheat Yield and Quality -

The Sapiro School of Cooperative Thought -

Oklahoma Joins in Celebrating IYC -

Agronomy Margin Risk -

Are ESOPs Close Cousins to Cooperatives -

Board Characteristics versus Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Profitability -

Board Operations versus Cooperative Success -

Depreciation and Capital Expenditures Determine Income Growth -

Designing a Differential Pricing Program -

Differential Pricing and Diverse Memberships -

Differential Pricing and Member Reaction -

Does Education and Planning Increase Cooperative Profitability? -

Employees as Members in an Agricultural Cooperative -

Financing Replacement Infrastructure -

Fire Up Employee Suggestions -

Get Right or Get Left -

Get Your Mind Around a Brainstorming Session -

Grain Margin Risk -

Guidelines for Employee Suggestions -

Internal Rate of Return on Infrastructure Reinvestment -

Is Your Board Doing Things Right -

The Forgotten Branch of Management by Exception -

Two Last Things for Your Board to Get Right -

Your Opinion Counts! -

The case for guidance in the bylaws -