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Title: Kentucky Center for Cooperative Development


1
Kentucky Center for Cooperative Development
Cooperative Development for the Commonwealth and
Beyond
2
About KCCD
  • Established in 2000 to provide technical
    assistance to those who wish to further their
    economic situation through cooperatives
  • Executive Director, 2 Cooperative Development
    Specialists and an Executive Administrative
    Assistant
  • Educational Programs
  • Board, Management Member Training
  • Management Audits
  • Cooperative Winter School
  • Wide variety of projects currently in progress,
    from soy products to goat production
  • Partially funded through Ag Development Board
    monies

Agricultural Economics
3
Central Kentucky Growers Coop
  • Established in 1998, Georgetown, KY
  • Expected sales for 2003 610,000
  • 20 Growers, 125 acres
  • Cabbage, cucumbers, fall décor, green peppers,
    pumpkins

Agricultural Economics
4
Cumberland Farm Products
  • Established in 1969
  • Facilities in Monticello and Russell Springs
  • Tomatoes, Green Peppers, Cabbage, Pumpkins
  • 90 members, Expected gross sales of 875,000
  • 215 acres

Agricultural Economics
5
Agricultural Economics
6
Green River Produce Marketing Coop
  • Established in 1998, Horse Cave, KY
  • Expected 2003 sales 282,000
  • 47 Growers, 212 acres
  • Cabbage, cantaloupe, seedless watermelons,
    pumpkins

Agricultural Economics
7
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Kentucky West Nursery
  • Established in 2001, near Murray, KY
  • Pot-in-Pot Nursery
  • Various shade and ornamental trees
  • 19 members
  • First cooperative marketing wholesale nursery in
    the U.S.

Agricultural Economics
9
Purchase Area Aquaculture Coop
  • Coop formed in 1999
  • Processing began May 2001
  • Farmington, KY
  • 53 members, 436 acres of
  • water
  • Processing 20,000 pounds
  • of live fish per day

Agricultural Economics
10
PAAC Catfish
11
West Kentucky Growers Coop
  • Established in 2000, Owensboro, KY
  • Expecting nearly 4 million in sales for 2003
  • 33 Growers, 1400 acres
  • Corn, squash, peppers, cabbage, potatoes,
    cucumbers, peppers, broccoli, pumpkins, tomatoes

Agricultural Economics
12
Broccoli Ice Slush Machine
Pepper/Cucumber Grading Line
Harvesting Sweet Corn
Sweet Corn Hydro Cooler
13
Kentucky Produce Aquaculture Alliance
  • The mission to unify member efforts by
    networking to promote our products, explore new
    market opportunities and ensure quality to
    maximize our economic well-being
  • Began working for the cooperatives in February
    2003
  • Bulk purchase orders, state-wide insurance
    policies, and unified marketing approach
  • SAVINGS OF OVER 20,000 IN FIRST THREE MONTHS!

Agricultural Economics
14
2003 Tour of Cooperatives
Agricultural Economics
15
Other Groups
  • Southeast Kentucky Vegetable Association
  • Kentucky Specialty Grains, LLC
  • Cumberland Valley Milling, LLC
  • Kentucky Dairy Ventures
  • Heartland Beekeepers
  • 4 Sight, Inc
  • Kentucky Shiitake Mushroom Association
  • Blueberries
  • Goats
  • Kentucky Hills Industries
  • Lexington Farmers Market

Agricultural Economics
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