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Innovative Ownership Models for Farms and Businesses

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Saturday, November 17, 2012 -
11:00am to 12:30pm

Event Description

Moderated by John Bloom and featuring Cecil Wright, Wali Via, and Clifford Kurz

How do we embody transformational values right into the ownership “DNA” of our farms and food businesses? In this workshop we will learn from the ownership structure of three very different but equally innovative businesses. Cecil Wright helped start an organic maple syrup company organized as a multi-stakeholder co-op with classes of membership for producers, customers, investors and employees. Wali Via’s biodynamic CSA is organized as an LLC owned by three different families who all live on the property. Clifford Kurz created a non-profit ownership structure for a large and successful skin care company. Come learn and share your own innovative models.



Monona Terrace
United States