A co-operative (also known as co-op, cooperative or coop) is an autonomous association of people united voluntarily to meet their common economic, social and cultural needs and aspirations through a jointly owned and democratically controlled business.
Why did we chose to develop the hemp industry through this model?
Well, in an emerging industry or any emerging business, there are gaps to be filled. Working in cooperation with other individuals with similar goals allow for the pooling of resources including financial, knowledge, land, infrastructure, and network expansions.
The environmental and economic potential is great in the context of the many uses of hemp. The potential is so great that we would like to see the growth potential include farmers, and others with patronage within the cooperative to experience this growth first hand. We can diversify the gains and prevent a small circle from capitalizing on the hemp industry’s future growth.