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Steps to Membership
  1. Learn about Poudre Valley Community Farms and become familiar with our founding documents.
  2. Complete a Membership Application.  Once you’re approved the Board of Directors will contact you with Membership Agreement(s) for your signature and payment instructions.

 

The Coop’s Vision…in Detail

We’re excited to roll-out a more comprehensive vision of Poudre Valley Community Farms, A Land Cooperative, including what it means to be a member of the Coop and our plans for the future. We are accepting member applications online (see below). Memberships are $2,500. For more information we recommend you review the following documents and join us at one of our upcoming events!

Member Benefits

The following benefits are illustrative, actual cooperative member benefits are listed in the membership packet. Please contact us if you would like to receive one.

Member-owners value:
  • Land conservation and local food production
  • Access to sources of fresh, local food
  • Agricultural heritage
  • Supporting the local economy
Member-owners receive:
  • Ownership (fractional) in farm or ranch land
  • Voting rights for PVCF governance
  • Preferred access to PVCF tenant farm and ranch products and services (e.g. discounts on local produce, early CSA subscriptions)
  • Dividends based on food purchased from PVCF producers (or level of investment)
  • Annual farm dinner, farm visits, and other local food and community events.
Farmers & ranchers value:
  • Affordable access to land without sinking all their money into ownership
  • Stable long-term leases that allow for investment in farm infrastructure
  • Opportunity to build more equity in farm business and through traditional personal savings – avoids concentrating the farmer’s assets in the land
  • Preservation of agricultural heritage
Farmers & ranchers receive:
  • Ownership (fractional) in farm or ranch land
  • Voting rights for PVCF governance
  • Long-term, market-rate lease
  • Access to the coop community for marketing farm and ranch products
  • Group purchase of services for producers (e.g. insurance, seeds, etc.)
Community-at-large values:
  • Land conservation and local food production
  • Regional food security
  • Agricultural heritage
  • Supporting the local economy
  • Becoming a center for innovation in farmland transition and ownership
  • Benefits that persist beyond the term of single farm operation as the land passes to future tenants for ongoing food production

 

Before Joining

We encourage all those interested in becoming members to review and become familiar with PVCF’s formational documents. Please contact us with any questions and consult with your attorney and/or financial planner as appropriate.

 

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If you believe in supporting farmers and securing farmland in Northern Colorado for our local communities - join us! To get involved and learn more, sign up below and we'll invite you to our events and send you membership information.
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