What is NSAC's Cooperative Learning Network?
A NSAC Cooperative Learning Network is a live, interactive 60-minute conference presented over the telephone and over the Internet. You can attend from any location that has telephone and Internet access. You pay just one registration fee for as many participants as you wish at each call/log-in location.

Note that high-speed Internet access is not mandatory – the system works with dial-up but you must have separate connections for the audio and video portions. You may use cell phones for the audio if you have only one connection.

Who presents at one of these sessions?
Your Cooperative Learning Network will have one or more speakers who are recognized experts on the topic. Conferences typically include a Q&A session; you can ask questions by phone or instant messaging options.

CPE Credits
The National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives (NSAC) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: www.learningmarket.org.

Delivery Method: Group-Live.

CLN Policies
Refunds for CLNs are not provided. Registrants if unable to participate will be provided credit for a future CLN or may opt to be sent a copy of the CLN PODCast following the event. Note PODCasts are not eligible for CPE credit.

For more information regarding refund, complaint and/or CLN cancellation policies, please contact our offices at (937) 222-6707 or info@nsacoop.org.

What does my registration include?
Your registration includes long-distance charges for the audio portion and log-in to the video presentation. All handouts and presentation files are downloadable and may be printed out or saved to the participant's computer once they are logged in to the session meeting room. Sessions include one CPE Certificate of Attendance. Certificates for additional participants are $10.00 each.

Why NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks?

Fast.
No wasted time. Get right to the heart of the matter in a 60-minute session designed to easily fit into your busy schedule.

Convenient.
No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office. Listen and follow along from the comfort and convenience of your desk or conference room.

Easy.
A telephone and computer are all the equipment you need. Just dial in and log-in to the system. That's it.

Ideal for multiple attendees.
Use a speakerphone and projector and invite as many people as you want to participate - at no extra cost to you.

Affordable.
NSAC Cooperative Learning Networks are a fraction of the cost of travel and attendance fees for other high-priced conferences or seminars.

Cooperative Learning Network

Antitrust Issues for Farmer Cooperatives
Date: Thursday, October 14, 2010
Time: 11:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CT / 09:00 AM MT / 08:00 AM PT [Prevailing Time]
Presenter(s): Marlis Carson, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Washington, DC
Objective: Explore what "Antitrust" is and why we should care.
Field of Study: Taxes and Accounting
Program Level: Basic
CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour
Delivery Method: Group-Live

No advanced preparation or prerequisites are required for this course.

Course Description
Throughout 2010 the United States Department of Agriculture and the United States Department of Justice are conducting joint workshops on competition in agriculture. The workshops are focusing on the dairy, livestock, poultry, and seed sectors, as well as competitive forces in the national agricultural marketplace.
This Cooperative Learning session will present an overview of the workshops and the potential implications for farmer cooperatives and the limited antitrust immunity provided under the Capper-Volstead Act.

Presenter Bio(s)
Marlis Carson is General Counsel and Vice President for Legal, Tax and Accounting for the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, a trade association based in Washington, DC. Marlis coordinates the activities of NCFC's Legal, Tax and Accounting Committee and serves as Corporate Secretary/Treasurer for NCFC and its related educational foundation.
Prior to joining NCFC in April of 2004, she was a tax manager in Ernst & Young's National Tax Department in Washington, DC, providing tax consulting services to large nonprofit organizations. Marlis is a graduate of The George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC, and Sterling College, Sterling, Kansas. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar.

A PODCast of this workshop is now availble. Click here to order/view.

Additional Information

For more information regarding this series or administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact the NSAC National offices, 136 S. Keowee St., Dayton, OH 45402, 937-222-6707, email: info@nsacoop.org