South Central Hemp Cooperative Update

July 10, 2019

Formed in February 2019, South Central Hemp Co-op is proud and excited to announce the 6-member working Board of Directors has voted in the 2019 Producer Membership! South Central Hemp, in this start-up year, officially consists of 9 Producer Members, represented by 15 individual representatives. It is a requirement in our Bylaws that all members of the Co-op also be Wisconsin Farmers' Union members in good standing. 

South Central Hemp will be holding their First Annual Meeting of the membership this week. This is a members only meeting where the Board of Directors are elected and the Cooperative's Bylaws are ratified. It has taken many months of hard work to get to this point in Cooperative business formation and the South Central Hemp Team is excited to kick off the collaboration between producer members more formally. 

Our Cooperative is working diligently to succeed on the forefront of Certified Organic CBD Hemp production. Despite many regulatory and financial risks and considerations, and now production related challenges, we as a Cooperative, are many times stronger together. In addition to the dedication of our Founding Members and working Board of Directors, South Central Hemp has received many hours of weekly support from both UW Center for Cooperatives Kelly Maynard and Wisconsin Farmers Union Special Projects Coordinator Sarah Lloyd. As well as awarding both the WFU Foundation Grant for education ($1000) and the WFU Local Initiatives Grant for start-up expense support ($4000), WFU has also provided support with business planning, Co-op document generation, cooperative business establishment expertise, and more. 

Thanks to all who have put time and effort into South Central Hemp - A Producer-led Cooperative. Check out our You Tube Video and GoFundMe Campaign to help raise money for Co-op CBD Hemp Drying infrastructure and the hiring of a staff position.

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Feel free to email the Team at scwihc@gmail.com with any questions, comments, or feedback. 

-FL Morris
President, South Central Hemp
Vice President, WFUSC

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