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Cooperative Couples Conference

Each year, we sponsor couples from the southwest Georgia area to attend an educational conference with other couples sponsored from cooperatives in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia.

Conference Objectives

  • Network with leaders of cooperatives
  • Learn about the economic and service benefits of cooperatives and how they differ from other corporations
  • Exchange ideas with other young couples and cooperative leaders
  • Strengthen your existing relationships with cooperatives

Cooperative Couples Conference Application

If you are interested in applying to attend the Cooperative Couples Conference, email Jordan Gilbert at JGilbert@SWGAFarmCredit.com or call 229.493.0141.

One couple from each state will be chosen to return as Host Couple for the next year’s conference.

The conference takes place at The Ridges Resort & Marina in the Blue Ridge Mountains, set on the shores of beautiful Lake Chatuge. Enjoy indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, complimentary high-speed internet, free parking, and world class hospitality. Learn more.

Sample Conference Schedule

Friday
3:00 Arrival, Check-in, Conference Registration
5:00 Host Couples Meeting
6:00 Break-out Meetings by State
6:30 Reception
7:00 Banquet and Welcome Mixer

Saturday
6:30 Breakfast Buffet
8:00 Opening General Session
10:00 Refreshment Break
10:15 Sessions with Cooperative Leaders
11:45 Group Photos
12:15 Lunch and General Session
1:45 Adjourn and Sign up for Dine Around

Sunday
6:30 Breakfast Buffet
9:00 Devotion, Board Stumpers, Evaluation, Host Couple Election, Closing, Door Prizes
11:30 Adjourn

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