COOPERATIVE BY NATURE AND BY TRADE
By Kristin Senty
While cooperatives are the focus of economist Keri Jacobs’s work, the word “cooperative” also describes the nature of the role she plays with the Iowa Institute for Cooperatives (IIC).
The institute is a trade association which provides information, education and training, technical assistance and legislative support to co-op members. As an Iowa State assistant professor and extension economist, Jacobs supports IIC with the latest research on agricultural co-ops, agribusiness and agricultural economics and plays a key role in providing professional development to volunteer board members who lead Iowa’s 59 agricultural co-ops. Read on
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