Special Project Information

CSA Task Analysis

Local Foods Occupations DACUM's (duty and task lists)

CSA Task Analysis Information ( PDF, Word )

One-Year Apprenticeship Program

Two-Year Apprenticeship Program

LCCC Certificate Program

Wholesale Business Plan Template (PDF, Word)

Specialty Crop Growers Apprenticeship Program - Checklist

Incubator Training Farm Business Plan ( PDF, Word )

Incubator Training Farm Financial ( PDF, Excel )

Incubator Farms FAQ


Recordings and Presentations
OCDC Newsletters
OCDC Staff Information
Business Development Network

News & Events

Welcome to the Ohio Cooperative Development Center website.


The Ohio Cooperative Development Center assists with establishing new cooperatives and strengthening existing cooperatives through technical support and linking groups with essential resources.

Ohio Cooperative Development Center (OCDC)


Our mission is to support improving economic conditions through the development of all types of cooperative businesses and "cooperative like" groups. OCDC is part of a business development, research, and extension education team to better provide comprehensive services for new and emerging cooperatives in Ohio and West Virginia.

Services Offered through the Cooperative Development Center:

We offer two options to request any of the services listed above, please submit the online Request for OCDC Services form - or - print and complete a hard copy of the Request for OCDC Services form in pdf format (mail or fax as instructed on the form).