News by topic: Advocacy

Cooperative Network is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the part-time position of Government Affairs Assistant for its St. Paul, Minnesota office. Candidate is responsible for providing legislative and government assistance to the Senior Government Affairs Director. Primary responsibilities include: assisting with legislative engagement on issues of importance to cooperatives...

Kris Ackley has joined Cooperative Network as the Membership Development Director. With more than 20 years in association and non-profit management, her main responsibility will be membership engagement, retention and new business development. For the past eight years she led the statewide development efforts at Easter Seals Wisconsin in the...

On September 10, Cooperative Network testified before the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection in support of an emergency rule relating to milk and a rule relating to grain contractors. At this year’s Co-op Day at the Capitol, Cooperative Network members had advocated with lawmakers to advance legislation that...

Members of the Wisconsin Farm Supply Committee met last Friday at ProVision Partners Cooperative in Auburndale, Wisconsin. Discussion was held on a host of issues, including potential amendments and additions to Cooperative Network’s resolutions. The Resolutions Committee is scheduled to convene later this month on July 25 to take up...

The House and Senate adjourned the 2018 just before midnight on Sunday evening. With just minutes to go before any legislation could constitutionally be advanced to the governor for his consideration, lawmakers in both bodies came to agreement on a tax bill, a supplemental budget bill, and a capital investment...

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