How does your co-operative govern? In a co-operative, members own, control and benefit from the co-operative – they call the shots! But there is a process to ensure our governing structure is orderly and that every member/owner has a say. It begins with eligible voters. At UFA, members who annually spend $2,500, or who have $2,000 in equity are “eligible voters” and can elect a delegate in their respective area to represent them at the decision-making table. Those delegates are responsible for electing directors to serve on the UFA Board of Directors. The board is then responsible for electing the Chairman of the Board and for appointing the President and CEO. "In a co-operative, members own, control and benefit from the co-operative"