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Factors Impacting Participation In and Purchases Made by Members of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative


  • Holcomb, Rodney B.
  • Kenkel, Philip L.


The Oklahoma Food Cooperative (OFC) facilitates transactions between producers and consumers of locally-grown food items. Even with more than 3,000 members and roughly $1M in annual sales, the OFC still needs to establish its long-term sustainability. Both customer-members and supplier-members of the OFC were surveyed to determine the factors driving their current and continued participation in the cooperative.

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  • Holcomb, Rodney B. & Kenkel, Philip L., 2011. "Factors Impacting Participation In and Purchases Made by Members of the Oklahoma Food Cooperative," 2011 Annual Meeting, February 5-8, 2011, Corpus Christi, Texas 98816, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:saea11:98816

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    1. Katchova, Ani L. & Woods, Timothy A., 2012. "Food Cooperatives’ Innovations and System Dynamics in Local Food Networks," 2012 International European Forum, February 13-17, 2012, Innsbruck-Igls, Austria 144954, International European Forum on Innovation and System Dynamics in Food Networks.
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    1. Holcomb, Rodney B. & Bendfeldt, Eric & Lelekacs, Joanna & Velandia, Margarita & Woods, Timothy A. & Goodwin, H.L. & Rainey, Ronald L., 2016. "A Local Foods System Glossary: A Rose by Any Other Name," 2016 Annual Meeting, February 6-9, 2016, San Antonio, Texas 230079, Southern Agricultural Economics Association.

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    cooperative; local food movement; member communications; business sustainability; strategic planning; Agribusiness; Institutional and Behavioral Economics; Marketing;

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