To promote, foster, and enhance the effectiveness of cooperatives



Send a Student to 2015 Co-op Leadership Camp

Make an impact on a high school student's life!

Send them to our 2015 Co-op Leadership Camp, June 14 - 18.


Campers will run a co-op business, gain leadership experience, learn skills for their future, and will engage in fun team activities.

Now accepting camp registration for this amazing opportunity.


What's Inside

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What Youth are Saying about Co-op Camp


Are you interested in attending Co-op Camp?  Interested in sponsoring a student to attend Co-op Camp?  Find out what past campers are saying about their camp experience!

Tour the James B. Hunt Library


The Council is excited to offer its members a chance to tour the James B. Hunt Library, a state of the art facility designed to be one of the most technologically sophisticated learning spaces in the world.  Details to register for the tour are found in our 2015 Annual Meeting Packet.

McAnulty Receives Council Scholarship


Congratulations to high school seniors Barbara McAnulty, recipient of the Council's 2015 Cooperative Leadership Scholarship.

Featured News

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  • Agricultural Co-ops Impact Economic Growth

    Co-ops across the country are celebrating October's Co-op Month, and celebrate they should.  This business model, which has existed in the U.S. since Benjamin Franklin started the first co-op in 1752, has proven to be successful, impacting economic growth with more than 48,000 co-ops today..

  • AYNAH Students Visit North Carolina

    Students from the midwest traveled to North Carolina in mid-March to visit cooperatives with AYNAH.  A new non-profit organization, AYNAH's mission is to connect students and communities with cooperative development, and to help educate college students about the cooperative business model.

  • Setting the Co-op Standard:  The Seven Cooperative Principles

    The cooperative is a unique business model because it is governed by its members, the people that own it, giving them all a voice in the co-op.  However, what truly makes co-ops special are the seven cooperative principles on which co-ops operate, setting a standard for how these businesses should be conducted.  A co-op is so much more than a "business" and these seven values are the core of their uniqueness and success.



  • McAnulty Receives Council Scholarship

    Barbara McAnulty of Hickory, NC has been selected to receive the 2015 Jim Graham Cooperative Leadership Scholarship, presented annually to a high school senior by the Cooperative Council of North Carolina.





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