Roy B. Davis Cooperative Management Program

About Us

The Roy B. Davis Cooperative Management Program is an effort of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service to serve the needs of existing cooperative businesses and assist producer groups with coordinated business initiatives. Program personnel interact closely with industry associations to maintain relevant programming for our clientele. Building on the long-standing tradition of cooperative service from the Roy B. Davis professorship in agricultural cooperation, the Program specializes in the provision of scholarly analysis and the development of innovative educational material. In the words of one client, “this fresh thinking has grabbed the attention of many of our cooperative agribusiness leaders.”

The mission of the Program is to improve the economic vitality of rural communities through the cooperative business actions of their citizens. In pursuit of this mission, the Program strives to provide assistance that is customer driven. Indeed, our philosophy is to emphasize “people, not programs.”

The Roy B. Davis Cooperative Management Program works in close partnership with the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council (TACC). As such, its activities are intended to support and enrich those of TACC. The program is known for its economic analysis and development of innovative educational material.

The mission of the Program is to improve the lives of Texas citizens and their communities by strengthening cooperative business initiatives and supporting the coordinated actions of agricultural producers. This is accomplished in various ways, including:

  • The Cooperative Management Letter
  • Strategic planning with individual cooperatives
  • Management and marketing Presentations
  • Development of innovative educational materials for board training
  • Economic analysis for business initiatives

Participating Personnel

Dr. John Park
Roy B. Davis Professor of Agricultural Cooperation

Dept. of Agricultural Economics
Texas A&M University
2124 TAMU
College Station, TX 77843-2124
(979) 845-1751

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