Agriculture teachers play a critical role in educating the next generation of leader and entrepreneurs about the agriculture industry, and incorporating agriculture cooperatives and the cooperative business model into your lesson plans allows students to think critically, understand democracy, and build community.
NAAE My Local Cooperative Instructional Modules
Engaging and inquiry based instructional materials that have everything you need to deliver quality instruction on the cooperative business model, the impact of cooperatives on the community and cooperative career opportunities. In early 2020 a third module will be available that provides a real-life mock cooperative experience for your students. The modules are yours to use and come with everything you need; materials list, teacher notes, handouts, presentation tools, assessments and more.
Module Three (coming 2020)
Cooperatives for a Better World
This interactive website explores the importance and values of cooperatives, and helps users understand how the cooperative business model is strengthening our local communities and building a better tomorrow.
Understanding Cooperatives: Who Runs the Cooperative Business? Board of Directors
The management of a cooperative is unlike other types of businesses. Rather than having an owner or CEO, cooperatives are led by an elected Board of Directors. This United States Department of Agriculture document explains the role a board of directors play in the success of a cooperative.