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Aug 23, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Access to broadband is critical to the stability and growth of rural America.  Courthouses, farms and businesses need high-speed internet. Broadband plays a critical for rural medicine and education and it is important to support our students and local schools. They are the lifeblood keeping rural communities intact. Read about how electric cooperatives in Missouri are urging U.S. senators to guide more federal dollars toward their efforts to build broadband for their members and improve the quality of life in rural America.

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Aug 9, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

This Saturday, August 12, people worldwide will celebrate International Youth Day. Observed annually on August 12 since 2000, this United Nations emphasis day recognizes young people as agents of change. This year's theme, "Youth Building Peace," highlights young people's contributions to conflict prevention and transformation, as well as inclusion, social justice and sustainable peace.

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May 26, 2017
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

It's official:  Up & Coming 2018 is scheduled for March 16-17

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Jan 4, 2017
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“ICDC was pivotal to developing Lost River Market and Deli in a community that doesn’t match the normal food co-op demographic. Incorporation, bylaws, organizing a steering committee—but the largest impact was ICDC’s consistent attention, offering advice, finding resources and avenues of support and helping us tell our story to members and funders.”

—Debbie Turner, Lost River Market and Deli

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Jan 4, 2017
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“We began working as a multifarm agricul­tural cooperative in 2006 with assistance from ICDC and a grant for legal expenses. Without that support, our co-op growers wouldn’t have been able to confidently create its FarmFreshCSA project to direct market our naturally grown fresh produce.”

—Claire Whalen, Laughery Valley Growers

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