Mission Statement

The mission of the Agricultural Cooperative Council of Oregon is to enhance the success of cooperatives through appropriate communication and education, monitoring and influencing governmental activities.

What is the Agricultural Cooperative Council of Oregon?

Founded on June 20, 1921, ACCO (or Oregon Cooperative Council as it was called then) was the first state cooperative council started in the United States. It served as a model for other state cooperative councils and for what is now the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives.

ACCO is the professional organization of farmer–owned businesses operating in Oregon. The Council advocates on behalf of agricultural cooperatives and provides education about cooperatives to high school and college students. In addition ACCO funds scholarships for college students studying agriculture.

Professional development is a key part of the organization. ACCO helps coordinate educational programs that benefit cooperative directors, management and employees.

As part of its advocacy role, ACCO works closely with lawmakers and government agencies on issues that impact cooperatives and their members.

Upcoming Events 

November 14-15, 2016

Northwest Regional Cooperative Institute

The Davenport Grand
333 West Spokane Falls Blvd.
Spokane, WA 99201

Call for Reservations: 800-228-9290 or 509-458-3330

Registration for the meeting is $345 per person for the conference.  Spouse registrations, which include participation in all of the meal events, are available at $100 per person.  The deadline for early registration is Monday, November 8th.  After that date, please add an additional $25 for late registration.

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