Young Cooperators

Are you a member, member relative or member employee looking to gain insight into the cooperative’s inner workings, connect with industry leaders and network with other young members?

Our cooperative sponsors a vibrant Young Cooperator community. 

The YC program provides professional development opportunities for members ages 18-45. .  The program provides a venue for YCs to interact with co-op leadership, connect with their peers, share triumphs and lessons learned, and to return home inspired and recharged.

“The Young Cooperator Program is centered on professional development. Providing our young members with the knowledge and inspiration to improve and better their individual farms, is exactly what our events deliver,” said Lindsay Reames, Director of Sustainability and External Relations.  

To join the YC community, contact Ginny Funk or log into the Member Portal to find the next YC event to attend. 

Interested in joining our YC family?

Contact Ginny Funk at


Whether we’re touring farms or meeting with congressional representatives on Capitol Hill, Maryland & Virginia YCs have numerous leadership building, educational and networking opportunities throughout the calendar year. We invite you to join us at our next YC event.

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YC Summer Break

Info surrounding the 2023 YC Summer Break in High Point, North Carolina is available on the MDVA Member Portal.