News by sector: Farm Credit

The 2016 October Co-op Month theme is “Cooperatives Build,” developed by a national Co-op Month planning committee led by Cooperative Network through the Cooperative Communicators Association. Promotional materials, facts, and figures are available at

Cooperative Network has launched in celebration of national Co-op Month and the many ways "Cooperatives Build." Each day, the blog features a new video or photo story from a cooperative in Minnesota or Wisconsin. Sign up online to receive posts by email or watch for them on social media. Many...

| 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...

The Wisconsin National Farmers Organization has recognized John Manske, Cooperative Network director of government relations, for his “Outstanding Service in the Preservation of the Family Farm.” Don Hamm, Wisconsin National Farmers Organization president (left), presented the award to Manske (right) at a July 14 Wisconsin NFO board meeting in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

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