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Those in attendance learn cooperative basics from uni- versity professors. Speakers from the Alabama Farmers Cooperative—which sells feed, fertilizer, seed, and various agricultural-related hardware supplies—lead ac- tivities demonstrating how all co-ops are alike, despite outward appearances. Credit union representatives review banking cooperatives and capital credits. Students later practice what they’ve learned by creating their own co-ops. Since 2007, two neighbor- ing cooperatives in western Oklahoma—Tri-County Elec- tric Cooperative in Hooker and Panhandle Telephone Cooperative in Guymon, lo- cated just 20 miles apart, have teamed up for several efforts. “One donation we make jointly is to the Texas County YMCA,” reports Juliann Gra- ham, Tri-County Electric communications special- ist. “We contribute equal amounts of money and ad- vertise it with local media as cooperatives coming together to help our community. In ad- dition, we’ve also hosted joint tailgate parties and events that benefi t worthy causes. Needless to say, we’re really excited about IYC 2012—it’s one more reason to work cooperatively!”


Connect to co-ops “It’s in every co-op’s DNA to


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