Jacobs quoted in CoBank cooperative report

July 30, 2019
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Dr. Keri JacobsKeri Jacobs, associate professor, was quoted in a recent CoBank report on cooperative consolidation.

In fact, many of Iowa’s recent mergers are the result of manager retirements and the desire not to compete against another co‑op for top manager talent, says Jacobs.

“A larger company may be in a better position to attract and retain employees, particularly when potential employees and those just out of college want to work at larger companies that can show evidence of a desirable career path,” Jacobs says. “Growth is a way to enhance the co‑op’s attractiveness to new employees.”

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