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    Author(s): Kimberly Zeuli
    Date: 2006
    Source: In: Jakes, Pamela, ed. Forestry cooperatives: what today's resource professionals need to know. Proceedings of a satellite conference; 2003 November 18. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-266. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 39-51.
    Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
    Station: North Central Research Station
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    Success of a cooperative depends on the foundation built during its organization. Successful businesses are not started overnight. Careful and deliberate planning must be started long before the co-op opens its doors. This chapter begins with an outline of six fundamental steps that should be followed when organizing any cooperative. From initial concept to the start of operations, this process may take anywhere from 6 months to several years. This outline is followed by excerpts from interviews with three forestry cooperative resource professionals: Paul Catanzaro, Katie Fernholz, and E.G. Nadeau. They share their insights into the roles such professionals play in forestry co-op development. Finally, this chapter ends with a summary of the lessons they have learned in establishing successful cooperatives.

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    Zeuli, Kimberly 2006. Achieving cooperative success. In: Jakes, Pamela, ed. Forestry cooperatives: what today''s resource professionals need to know. Proceedings of a satellite conference; 2003 November 18. Gen. Tech. Rep. NC-266. St. Paul, MN: U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service, North Central Forest Experiment Station. 39-51.

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