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This publication is a teaching resource (series of lesson plans) developed by a participant in the Graduate Extension Scholars (GES) program.
Learners will understand the advantages and disadvantages of the various types of business structures, including how cooperatives are different and the benefits they provide to members. They will also practice decision-making skills and learn how real market prices change and impact agribusinesses. They will understand risk and practice price risk management strategies. Key questions youth will be able to answer include: Why would someone choose one business structure over another? How is the cooperative model different from others? How is risk in market prices spread differently depending on the structure and strategies you implement?
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
April 3, 2019