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NFCA Annual Meeting & Gathering Board and Staff Reports, 2019

  1. 1. EIGHTH ANNUAL MEETING From Soil to Sovereignty: Good Food for All! 23 March 2019 Morning Sessions Greenfield Community College Greenfield, MA NEIGHBORING FOOD CO-OP ASSOCIATION Images courtesy of Union of Concerned Scientists.
  2. 2. 1. Adamant Food Co-op, VT 2. Brattleboro Food Co-op, VT 3. Buffalo Mountain Co-op, VT 4. City Market, Onion River Co-op, VT 5. Co-opFoodStores,HanoverCo-op,NH&VT 6. Fiddleheads Food Co-op, CT 7. Flatbush Food Co-op, NY 8. Franklin Community Co-op, MA 9. GreenStar Co-op Market, NY 10. Honest Weight Co-op, NY 11. Hunger Mountain Co-op, VT 12. Leverett Village Co-op, MA 13. Littleton Food Co-op, NH 14. Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op, VT 15. Mohawk Harvest Co-op, NY 16. Monadnock Food Co-op, NH 17. Morrisville Co-op, VT 18. Old Creamery Co-op, MA 19. Plainfield Food Co-op, VT 20. Portland Food Co-op, ME 21. Putney Food Co-op, VT 22. River Valley Co-op, MA 23. Rutland Area Food Co-op, VT 24. Springfield Food Co-op, VT 25. Ticonderoga Food Co-op, NY 26. Upper Valley Food Co-op, VT 27. Wild Oats Co-op Market, MA 28. Willimantic Food Co-op, CT NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 WELCOME, FOOD CO-OPS! 1
  3. 3. 1. Androscoggin Food Co-op, NH 2. Assabet Village Co-op Market, MA 3. Common Share Food Co-op, MA 4. Electric City Food Co-op, NY 5. Granite City Co-op Grocery, VT 6. Great River Co-op, NH 7. Mad River Co-op Market, CT 8. Merrimack Valley Food Co-op, MA NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 WELCOME, START-UPS! 2
  4. 4. ¡ Artisan Beverage Co-op ¡ Cabot Creamery Co-op ¡ Cooperative Fund of New England ¡ CDS Consulting Co-op ¡ Federation of Southern Co-operatives ¡ Firebrand Cooperative ¡ Food Co-op Initiative (FCI) ¡ National Co+op Grocers ¡ National Cooperative Bank (NCB) ¡ New England Farmers Union ¡ Real Pickles Co-op ¡ Saint Mary’s University ¡ Seven Roots ¡ Shared Capital Cooperative ¡ UMass Amherst Interns ¡ Union of Concerned Scientists ¡ Valley Alliance of Worker Co-ops (VAWC) NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 WELCOME, PARTNERS & GUESTS! 3
  5. 5. NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR LEAD SPONSORS 4
  6. 6. ¡ Keynote Speaker § Ruth Tyson, Union of Concerned Scientists ¡ Board Report § Faye Mack, President § Sue Miller, Treasurer ¡ Staff Report § Erbin Crowell, Bonnie Hudspeth, Suzette Snow-Cobb § Legislative Update: Roger Noonan, New England Farmers Union ¡Lunch § Neighboring Co-operator Award ¡Peer Dialogs ¡Afternoon Workshops § Integrating Impact into Planning § Addressing Climate Change § Feasibility Assessment ¡Elections & Appreciations § John Crane, Vice President ¡Evaluations & Raffle NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 AGENDA FOR THE DAY 5
  7. 7. Faye Mack, President Sue Miller, Treasurer BOARD REPORT NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 41
  8. 8. ¡ Faye Mack, President (Board Member, City Market, Onion River Co-op, VT) ¡ John Crane, Vice President (General Manager, Portland Food Co-op, ME) ¡ Sue Miller, Treasurer (Co-General Manager, Upper Valley Food Co-op, VT) ¡ David Durfee, Secretary (General Manager, Wild Oats Co-op Market, MA) NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 BOARD OF DIRECTORS REPORT ¡ Katharine Arnold (Management Collective Member, Buffalo Mountain Co-op, VT) ¡ Kari Bradley (General Manager, Hunger Mountain Co-op, VT) ¡ Neomi Lauritsen (General Manager, Springfield Food Co-op, VT) ¡ Michael Wells (Board Member, Putney Food Co-op, VT) ¡ Chris Whiton (Operations Manager, Littleton Food Co-op, NH) 42
  9. 9. NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 TREASURER’S REPORT: INCOME 2018 45 74% 8% 18% Dues Income Frozen Sales Other Income
  10. 10. NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 EXPENSE 2018 46 71% 6% 14% 5%4% Personnel COGs Programs Operations Other
  11. 11. NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 SUSTAINABILITY: RETAINED EARNINGS 47 $- $10,000 $20,000 $30,000 $40,000 $50,000 $60,000 $70,000 $80,000 $90,000 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
  12. 12. Peer Networking § Peer Networking Event for Board Members § Expand Impact of HFA Program Marketing & Education § Inclusive Economy § Hoffer Study 10th Anniversary Regional Sourcing § Invest in Partnerships § Project Sustainability Organizational Development § New Members § Opportunities for Alignment with NCG NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 2018 PRIORITIES 48
  13. 13. Erbin Crowell Bonnie Hudspeth Suzette Snow-Cobb Guest: Roger Noonan, New England Farmers Union STAFF REPORT NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 49
  14. 14. The Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA) is a regional federation of food co- ops working together toward a shared vision of a thriving co- operative economy, rooted in a healthy, just and sustainable food system, and a vibrant community of co-operative enterprise. NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 VISION 50
  15. 15. The Neighboring Food Co- op Association supports growth, innovation, and shared success among our member food co-ops through collaboration, education, and partnerships. NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 OUR MISSION 51
  16. 16. ¡ Peer Training § Board § Co-op Café § Executive Education ¡ Start-Up Support ¡ Healthy Food Access NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 52 PEER NETWORKING & TRAINING
  17. 17. § Start-Up Peer Calls: 18 Group Calls § 3rd Annual NE Start-up Workshop Day § Site Visits § Collaboration to Support Urban Greens (RI) to Open § CDS CC, FCI, Firebrand NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 SUPPORTING START-UPS 53
  18. 18. NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 CO-OP CAFÉ 2018 ¡Co-hosted by NFCA ¡Food Co-ops and Start-Ups from across Northeast ¡Focus on Inclusion and Expanding who our Co-ops Serve and Represent: “Expand the Vision of ‘We’” ¡Co-op Café 2019 Date: Saturday, Oct. 19th 54
  19. 19. NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY CO-OPERATIVE BUSINESS TRAINING 55
  20. 20. Executive Education Course – 2 Days Enhancing Business Performance through Co-operative Management Practices: How to Strengthen Identity, Loyalty and Participation Interactive professional development opportunity: – How to approach the management of a co-operative – Competitive advantages using the co-operative model – Co-operative economic trends Hosted with Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA discount) Greenfield, MA October 24-25, 2019 Registration open! www.ManagementStudies.coop
  21. 21. NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 EDUCATION & OUTREACH Raising awareness of our Food Co-ops through… ¡ Inclusive Economy ¡ Hoffer Study 10th Anniversary ¡ Ads & Press ¡ Regional Conferences ¡ Tools for Marketing & Education ¡ Co-op Month Photo Contest 57
  22. 22. NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 EDUCATION & IMPACT ¡ UMass Co-operative Enterprise Collaborative ¡ 2018 – 9 internships ¡ Hoffer Study 10 yrs Later § Revenue grew 39% to $224M § Local Products 23% to $64.7M § Membership 38% to 88,000 § Employment 20% to 1,485 ¡ Welcome Sansha, Jacob, Marc, Emily & Kyle 58
  23. 23. Harnessing our shared purchasing power… ¡ Programs § Cave to Co-op § Farm to Freezer ¡ Partnerships Essential ¡ Part-time Staff ¡ Federation of Southern Co-ops Collaboration § Welcome Ben Burkett NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 REGIONAL SOURCING 59
  24. 24. NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 FARM TO FREEZER ¡Food Co-ops as Food System Innovators ¡Northeast Grown Frozen Fruits & Vegetables ¡Available Exclusively to Member Co-ops ¡2018: Three Years since Relaunch ¡New Product: Northeast Grown Green Peas! 60 5,505Pounds of NFCA Northeast Grown Frozen Fruits & Vegetables Purchased by Member Co-ops in 2018
  25. 25. Supporting long-term sustainability… ¡Organizational partnerships ¡NCG Collaboration ¡Expanded Membership Base §Flatbush Food Co-op §Androscoggin Food Co-op (Start- Up) §Electric City Food Co-op (Start- Up) NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 61 ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  26. 26. Increasing our impact through collaboration… ¡ Peer Networking ¡ Regional Sourcing ¡ Healthy Food Access ¡ Start-Up Support ¡ Marketing & Education ¡ Member Resources ¡ Policy & Advocacy § Employee Ownership Act § CT Co-op Statute NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 PARTNERSHIPS 62
  27. 27. Legislative Update ¡ 117th National Convention ¡ Green New Deal ¡ Collaborative Advocacy § Farm Bill § CT Co-op Statute ¡ There is Strength in Numbers § We Need Your Members to be Our Members, Too! NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 ROGER NOONAN, PRESIDENT NEW ENGLAND FARMERS UNION 63
  28. 28. ¡ Go-To Resource on Co-ops ¡ Influence on Policy Issues ¡ Strengthen Diversity & Inclusion among Co-ops ¡ Co-ops as Community Hubs ¡ Grow the Co-operative Economy ¡ More Successful Start-Ups! NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 2019 PRIORITIES 64
  29. 29. NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 QUESTIONS & FEEDBACK 65
  30. 30. Lunch Logistics & Thank-Yous ¡ Peer Dialogue Facilitators & Notetakers get lunch first! ¡ Thank you! § Geraldine & Food Service Staff! § Artisan Beverage, Cabot Creamery Co- op, Equal Exchange, Real Pickles § Franklin Community Co-op for Cupcakes! ¡ Neighboring Co-operator Award ¡ Peer Dialogues at 1:00 PM Peer Dialogues ¡ 1:00-2:00 Afternoon Workshops ¡ 2:00-3:45 Elections Results & Appreciations ¡ 3:45-4:00 Evaluations & Raffle ¡ 4:00-4:15 Adjourn & Depart ¡ 4:15-4:30 NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 LUNCH & AFTERNOON SESSIONS 66
  31. 31. NFCA Eighth Annual Meeting 2019 SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS 67

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