By Tony Jarboe, NFU communications coordinator

NFU has released a new curriculum that highlights 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives. The curriculum is available here. It provides six separate lessons for college and adult students and introduce how cooperation works to help individuals work together to accomplish goals they could not achieve on their own.

Cooperatives have played a critical role in the history of NFU and are one of the three sides of the triangle on which NFU was founded. The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives found that approximately 30,000 cooperatives in the United States generate $654 billion in revenue, two million jobs, and $75 billion in wages and benefits paid.

The curriculum was developed with support from CHS foundation in cooperation with the NFU Foundation.

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