One in five adults over age 15 is a member of a cooperative, according to the United Nations.
That’s 1 billion people worldwide. And the UN says co-ops will be the fastest growing business model by the year 2025.
But here in the U.S., the number of co-ops has been steadily declining, down 40% percent from 1993.
Reporting from Nebraska for Harvest Public Media, Hilary Stohs-Krause finds that the co-op model -- long a staple of Midwestern agricultural communities -- is being redefined in ways big and small.
You can read and listen to more of the story at this link to the Harvest Public Media website.