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Farmer’s point of view about Terre de Lin cooperative

My name is Laurence Quenel. I have been member of Terre de Lin for 30 years.

Previously, my parents have been cultivating flax and dispatching their production half part to a private scutching mill and second half part to a cooperative scutching mill.

I decided to work only with the cooperative Terre de Lin due to several factors:

  • We get more security and transparency about our production and its valorization
  • It is a fair system
  • The cooperative is owned by the farmers, it is a prolongation of every members’ farm


10 years ago, I decided to stand for the election as a member of the executive board. The board is composed of 23 farmers.

I wanted to get more involved on the strategic decision of Terre de Lin. As member of the board :

  • I take part to the strategic decision of Terre de Lin and I follow up all the projects until their achievement.
  • We take into consideration all the issues that can be encountered in various kinds of farms in all Terre de Lin’s cultivating regions
  • There is a great openness
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The differences between the members is a huge richness and it is a part of Terre de lin’s strength.

I am proud of the cooperative development above all for :

  • ComLin union for flax fibers selling unique organisation we established with our partners
  • All the sustainable projects we are now working on.