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05.11.2012

Fundamentals of Agricultural Cooperatives (Dalles, Ore.)

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Lane Powell attorneys Neale Creamer, Bill Hutchison and Cliff Spencer will speak at the Oregon State Bar’s (“OSB”) Agricultural Law Section CLE Program on May 11 at The Columbia Gorge Discovery Center in The Dalles, Ore. They will present “Fundamentals of Agricultural Cooperatives,” discussing cooperative corporate fundamentals, including formation, tax, and governance issues. They will be presenting with Eric Bowman of Northwest Cooperative Development Center (“NWCDC”). Eric will discuss practical applications of the cooperative structure, how the model is deployed in agriculture and other industries, recent developments in cooperatives, and NWCDC’s role in assisting with cooperative formation and management.