News

| By Charlene Vrieze, Minnesota Cooperative Education Foundation

The Minnesota Cooperative Education Foundation (MCEF), the nonprofit arm of Cooperative Network, has awarded the 2016 Edward Slettom Cooperative Leadership Scholarship to five Minnesota students interested in pursuing careers in cooperatives. The awards range from $500 to $1,000. “It was nearly a record year for applicants,” said Tom Liebe, MCEF...

Gov. Mark Dayton announced during the Minnesota State Fair his administration's intent to reverse perceived pollinator decline and to restore pollinator health in Minnesota. His Aug. 25 executive order declared pollinator decline serious and in need of attention to ensure the sustainability of food production systems; to avoid economic impact...

More than 40 co-op representatives, government officials, and media attended Cooperative Network’s Federal Dairy Issues Forum, Aug. 4, at the Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Onalaska, Wisconsin. The forum addressed key topics including international trade, immigration reform, the margin protection program, and California’s proposed federal milk marketing order.

Wisconsin's Federated Youth Foundation sponsored The Cooperative Experience, Aug. 22–23, for 11 high school and university students representing Cooperative Network's Co-ops Yes! youth board, the Wisconsin Electric Cooperative Association youth board, and Wisconsin FFA state officer team.  The group of young leaders experienced the cooperative business principles in action, diversity of...

On July 15, President Barack Obama approved a bill that streamlines the permitting process for drone use; allows drones to fly beyond the line-of-sight and at nighttime to conduct duties aligning with federal, state, or local regulations; and establishes a process to restrict drone operation near energy production, transmission, and...

©2017 Cooperative Network | Site by Versa Studio