Monday, August 04, 2008

Community Cooperation

In the Finger Lakes of New York, visiting wineries and other attractions on a wine trail is a popular way to spend a hot summer day. This year, the Cayuga Wine Trail is celebrating its 25th anniversary as New York State’s first wine trail. The trail started when one winery owner realized that pooling resources with the other wineries in the area would increase tourism and provide a benefit to all of the businesses. In agritourism, as well as other industries, cooperation is often just as important as competition.

During the week, we’ll be posting clips from entrepreneurial producers and community organizers. We’ll be exploring cooperative farming, marketing and trade associations, and farmers markets. The first clip this week is from David Robb, discussing how farmers benefit from cooperating instead of competing.

To see more clips from David Robb, listen to his interview in eClips. We’ll be posting a new clip every day this week, so visit our YouTube channel to see them all. If you can’t wait until the clips are on YouTube, check out more clips from agriculture and food related companies on the eClips site.

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