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Whether your cooperative is focused on farm supply, energy, consumer marketing, food processing, or other services, you serve two masters. Your customers are also your owners, which makes doing business doubly difficult. We understand that, while cooperatives must operate much like other businesses, the special needs you have, and the avenues open to you for meeting those needs, are very different from other commercial businesses.

Our experience with cooperatives dates back more than 40 years to the beginning of our firm. We currently serve more than 200 cooperatives including organizations in farm supply, health, marketing, insurance, grain and other agricultural products.

Many of the challenges facing cooperatives are a blend of marketing, accounting, tax and operational issues. That's why Clifton Gunderson uses a team approach to deliver solutions that make sense from many different perspectives: business growth, tax optimization and strategic ownership goals.

In order to work with cooperatives and provide services to organizations like yours, our client service teams are made up of specialists who focus their activities and practices on cooperatives and similar clients. Team members have gained background in cooperatives through experience, and by pursuing additional training on the trends and issues affecting your industry.

We have found that only by understanding the structure and practices of cooperatives can we deal with the increasingly complex challenges you face. How you deal with these sales, operational, management and financial challenges can determine your success. Clifton Gunderson's specialists provide you with business and management insight to help you reach your goals.