Farmers on the Move is the only cooperative of Hispanic farmers in Michigan that is on a mission to provide locally grown, sustainable produce and preserve Michigan’s farmland.
America was built on the hard work of immigrants looking to improve the lives of their families and the new communities in which they reside. The Hispanic founders of Farmers On The Move came to Michigan to do what they love best – cultivate top quality produce.
Too many independent farmers across the country are being forced to sell their land to the highest bidder. That is where Farmers On The Move comes in. Our growing network of family farms aims to enhance the economic viability of Michigan’s agricultural landscape and to preserve the family farm once again.
We Own It | Madison, WI
We Own It: the national network for cooperative member rights, education, and organizing aims to serve an unfilled need for a national association that represents co-op member-owners, rather than a trade association of cooperative businesses. We aim to bring the 130 million members of co-ops into the movement to build a cooperative economy, and to help both member-owners and their co-ops navigate the necessary transition in how they engage with each other.
Our Mission: Catalyzing citizen action for democracy, participation, and excellence in cooperatives, through member education and organizing. Our vision is an economy that works for all of us, with many democratically-owned businesses working to build civic leadership and local assets, equity and economic security, and long-term sustainability.
We Own It is bringing together members’ associations, public interest groups, and community and industry leaders working to elevate cooperatives and their founding principles:
Democratic member control
Economic participation for all
Building sustainable communities
To these ends, we provide networking, member education, training, local organizing support, storytelling, and public advocacy.
Our main service is building relationships.
For the past year, our Launch Team has been building relationships with member-owners, co-op and industry experts, legal advisors, organizers, and other sources of expertise. We are taking our first steps at moving these relationships into an online community in our forums, and we hope you join us by creating an account and introducing yourself.