Benefits of Membership
Share the profits
A co-operative is controlled by the people it services. Its profits are re-invested into the co-operative or community directly benefiting its members.
In keeping with the co-operative philosophy, each members has a single vote. Members elect a Board of Directors to lead the co-operative and give its management direction.
People make a co-operative. Members can participate in their co-operative, serve on its Board of Directors, attend annual meetings and freely offer suggestions to its directors and management.
Choice and Market Control
Co-operatives were born because people wanted opportunity and fairness. Without a co-operative choice, farmers had very little say in the price they paid for their inputs and received on their produce. Cooperative introduced choice to the market, as well as control to their members.
In addition to the daily benefits of a co-operative in your community, Durham Farmers’ County Coop holds appreciation events where members are able to take advantage of products and services at special values.
Member Savings on Purchases
How do you become a member of Durham Farmers’ County Co-op?
You become a voting member when you purchase a lifetime $10 membership in the Co-op.
Additional funds are essential to build a strong financial base for the co-operative. Members are encouraged to invest in interest-bearing members loans.
Potential patronage entitlement requires the purchase of a $100 membership loan in addition to the membership fees.
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