News by topic: Cooperatives

Cooperative Network-led language that would allow for the establishment of an agricultural cooperative health plan was signed into law by Governor Mark Dayton on January 26. The provision was contained in a larger piece of legislation aimed at providing healthcare premium relief to assist in stabilizing Minnesota’s individual insurance market...

Cooperative Network is proud to partner with colleague organizations, especially those that share our cooperative principles. One of those organizations, the Minnesota Rural Electric Association (MREA), published a column in their recent newsletter highlighting our partnership. From our legislative advocacy, to our partnership at the MREA’s Annual Meeting and Energy...

Over the past few months, Cooperative Network has attended and participated in several broadband events throughout the state. Among them were the Border to Border Broadband Conference, the Governor’s Task Force on Broadband meeting, and the 2016 Economic Development Conference. First, on September 14, Cooperative Network participated in a conference hosted...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Rural Development has awarded $200,000 to the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives (UWCC) and Cooperative Network to provide technical assistance and counseling to more than 150 existing cooperatives and 25 groups interested in forming new cooperative businesses in the Upper Midwest. UWCC...

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 www.coopmonth.coop.

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