The Nebraska Cooperative Council, in partnership with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Ag Economics Department, offers a Cooperatives class at UNL. This three-credit-hour class is offered during the fall semester.
The class, AECN474 titled “Cooperatives”, examines the role of cooperatives in market-oriented economies. Topics include cooperative business principles, the economic theory of cooperative pricing decisions, the fundamentals of co-op accounting principles, financing, decision making, and taxation. While the focus will be primarily upon traditional agricultural cooperatives, other types of cooperatives are examined in some detail.