News by region: Wisconsin

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Cooperative Network has selected Sara Schoenborn to serve as their director of communications. In this role, Schoenborn will manage the organization’s strategic communications planning and activities including branding, public and media relations and event marketing. Schoenborn’s duties will include communications efforts for member, public, media and government relations, developing and...

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 Legislative Council Study Committee on Rural Broadband completed its review of the Wisconsin Broadband Expansion Grant Program on Oct. 5. Over three meetings, the group examined alternative methods for encouraging construction of broadband infrastructure. Cooperative Network director and Mosaic Telecom CEO Scott Behn served on the committee. “Wisconsin’s communications...

Stakeholders gathered Sept. 28 at the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) in Madison to review a draft of the agency’s RevEx (revenues and expenditures) final report, which made recommendations on eight issues pertaining to the future of the Agrichemical Management (ACM) Fund and Agricultural Chemical Cleanup Program (ACCP). Among the key recommendations were allowing fee holidays and...

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