Data-Driven Resilience for Small Farms

  • Nov 9, 2023 11:30AM–1:30PM

  • Online Asynchronous

  • 150 USD

  • Certificate Course

  • English + Español (Live Transl.)

In this mini-course on data cooperatives, we will explore diverse approaches to harnessing and governing data generated by small cooperatives. Beyond the narrow lens of monetization, we will explore strategies for collecting, purposefully abstaining from collecting, and effectively managing data in a cooperative context. By examining various perspectives, we will also examine what is even meant by “data” within cooperatives.

By enrolling in this course, participants embark on a journey towards a future where cooperatives not only adapt to technological advancements but also leverage them as catalysts for their co-ops. This mini-course acts as a first step towards building a broad alliance that collectively explores the potential of generative AI. Join us as we pave the way for cooperatives to embrace generative AI for sustainable development.

  • We will provide you with the video recording and transcript of the mini-course.
  • By covering a wide range of topics and offering insights and best practices from experienced practitioners, this course will provide you with practical introductory knowledge that you can apply to your own agricultural operations and digital projects.
  • You will receive a certificate.

En este minicurso sobre cooperativas de datos, exploraremos diversos enfoques para aprovechar y gestionar los datos generados por pequeñas cooperativas. Más allá de la estrecha perspectiva de la monetización, exploraremos estrategias para recopilar, abstenernos intencionadamente de recopilar y gestionar eficazmente datos en un contexto cooperativo. Al examinar varias perspectivas, también examinaremos qué se entiende por “datos” dentro de las cooperativas.

Al inscribirse en este curso, los participantes se embarcan en un viaje hacia un futuro en el que las cooperativas no sólo se adapten a los avances tecnológicos sino que también los aprovechen como catalizadores para sus cooperativas. Este minicurso actúa como un primer paso hacia la construcción de una alianza amplia que explore colectivamente el potencial de la IA generativa. Únase a nosotros mientras allanamos el camino para que las cooperativas adopten la IA generativa para el desarrollo sostenible.

  • Le proporcionaremos la grabación de vídeo y la transcripción del minicurso.
  • Al cubrir una amplia gama de temas y ofrecer conocimientos y mejores prácticas de profesionales experimentados, este curso le proporcionará conocimientos prácticos introductorios que puede aplicar a sus propias operaciones agrícolas y proyectos digitales.
  • Recibirás un certificado.

Full Scholarships

The standard course fee is $150. Full scholarships are being offered to Historically Underserved Farmers, Ranchers, Cooperators, Cooperative Developers, and those working in adjacent/related sectors based in the United States. NCBA CLUSA is partnering with ICDE through the Strengthening the Cooperative Ecosystem Program and scholarship opportunities are being provided through resources from the USDA-NIFA.

We encourage individuals or groups who have encountered barriers to accessing resources and opportunities, typically as a result of social, economic, or cultural factors, and who have experienced discrimination or systemic disadvantages to apply.

If you’re interested in applying for the scholarship, all you need to do is send us an email to and we’ll take it from there!

Becas completas

El costo del curso estándar es de $150. Se ofrecen becas completas a agricultores, ganaderos, cooperadores, desarrolladores de cooperativas históricamente desatendidos y aquellos que trabajan en sectores adyacentes/relacionados con sede en los Estados Unidos. NCBA CLUSA se asocia con ICDE a través del Programa de Fortalecimiento del Ecosistema Cooperativo y se brindan oportunidades de becas a través de recursos de USDA-NIFA.

Alentamos a las personas o grupos que han encontrado barreras para acceder a recursos y oportunidades, generalmente como resultado de factores sociales, económicos o culturales, y que han experimentado discriminación o desventajas sistémicas para postularse.

Si está interesado en solicitar la beca, todo lo que necesita hacer es enviarnos un correo electrónico a y ¡nos encargaremos de eso!


  • Inés López Catalyst of Change, COBI

  • Deborah Collison  Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, NCBA-CLUSA

  • Aman Bardia Assistant Director, Platform Cooperativism Consortium

  • Trebor Scholz Researcher, author, and Founding Director of the PCC

  • Teia Evans Project Director for NCBA CLUSA’s USDA-funded Strengthening Co-op Capacity for Historically Underserved Farmers

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    Class 1

    with Inés López

    October 19, 2023 - 12PM-2PM EDT

    • Defining "data" and exploring its significance for cooperatives
    • Examining the potential impact of data on cooperative decision-making and operations
    • Strategies for Purposeful Data Collection
    • Identifying potential risks and pitfalls associated with data collection
    • Designing data collection processes that align with cooperative values and goals
    • Access and Control of Your Collective Data
    • Governance structures and decision-making processes for cooperative data
    • Peer Production Licenses