Co-op Month Fast Facts
Co-ops Empower Their Members
There’s strength in numbers—a foundational reason that cooperatives were created. Take the agricultural industry for example. Individual farmers lack power in the marketplace and can be easily manipulated by the ever-more concentrated number of buyers. But united in a co-op, the power of one is multiplied by the many. The co-op enables producers to tap into larger markets than they could on their own, and to bargain for better prices.