What is the Cooperative Council of NC?

The Cooperative Council of NC is an association of cooperatives in North Carolina. We provide four main events through the year:

The Annual Co-op Conference is in the first quarter and is a two-day educational event with networking and connecting with representatives from cooperatives across the state.

Cooperative Leadership Camp is week-long overnight camp held each June that gives up to 100 teens the opportunity to experience the cooperative business model and build leadership skills as they work together to form a t-shirt cooperative.  

Cooperative Dynamics is a workshop held at the end of the year to help new cooperative employees understand the principles, governance and economic impact of cooperatives in our state and nation. We also travel the state to provide onsite education for our members and affiliates, and we can present onsite for Annual Meetings, training sessions and events.

Beyond these programs and activities, we have partnered with national cooperatives such as Cabot Creamery Cooperative and NCBA/CLUSA to bring the Co-ops for Community youth patch program to North Carolina for youth education.   

Council Members

Electric Cooperatives

Blue Ridge Energy
Brunswick EMC
Carteret-Craven Electric Cooperative
Cape Hatteras Electric Cooperative
Central EMC
Edgecombe-Martin County EMC
Energy United
Four County EMC
French Broad EMC
Halifax EMC
Jones-Onslow EMC
Lumbee River EMC
Pee Dee EMC
Piedmont EMC
Roanoke Electric Cooperative
South River EMC
Surry-Yadkin EMC
Tideland EMC
Tri-County EMC
Wake EMC

Telecommunication Cooperatives

Randolph TMC
Focus Broadband
SkyLine/ SkyBest
Surry TMC
Star Communications
RiverStreet Network
Zirrus Broadband
Yadkin Valley TMC

Retail and Marketing Members

Maryland/Virginia Milk Producers
Southern States Cooperative
US Tobacco Cooperative
Weaver Street Market

Association and Insurance

NC Association Of Electric Cooperatives
Co Bank
NC Peanut Growers Association
NC State University 
NC State Grange
NC Grange Mutual Insurance Company
Southeast United Dairy Industry Association
Carolina Common Enterprise
Carolina's Credit Union League