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AE555: The Feasibility of Farmer-Led Cooperatives for Southwest Florida Farm to School Procurement

Figure 2. The organizational structure of a proposed marketing cooperative for F2S procurement. Producers or member-owners form the general assembly. The elected members of the board of directors form various committees that delegate responsibility to hired management who, in turn, delegate to hired personnel and truck drivers.

Credit: J. A. Watson, UF/IFAS