Farmers who understand the function and nature of cooperatives participate the most in co-op activities. The level of understanding is low Educational programs may be the answer. But the content of these programs is probably the real key to increasing member participation.
Beal, George M.
"The Job Ahead for Our Co-Ops,"
Iowa Farm Science: Vol. 9
, Article 6.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/farmscience/vol9/iss1/6