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August 24, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

September 1 constitutes the 50th anniversary of the Tibet Autonomous Region. To mark the occasion, ChinAfrica, Beijing Review 's sister publication, dispatched Hou Weili to compose a series of reports on the region and its people. What he found was a thriving cooperative culture.

Read more at http://www.bjreview.com.cn/nation/txt/2015-08/24/content_701249.htm .

Topics: Networking Tags: Tibet, cooperative, agriculture, farmers Comments: [comment_count]
August 24, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

September 1 constitutes the 50th anniversary of the Tibet Autonomous Region. To mark the occasion, ChinAfrica, Beijing Review 's sister publication, dispatched Hou Weili to compose a series of reports on the region and its people. What he found was a thriving cooperative culture.

Read more at http://www.bjreview.com.cn/nation/txt/2015-08/24/content_701249.htm .

Topics: Networking Tags: Tibet, cooperative, agriculture, farmers Comments: [comment_count]
August 11, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

In a show of what can be accomplished through collaboration, a consortium of corporate sponsors, credit union members and celebrities worked together with the credit unions to raise $757,837 to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hosptitals. 

Read more about the power of cooperationi at http://www.cutimes.com/2015/08/10/power-of-cooperatives-787837-for-cmn-hospitals?ref=hp.

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: credit unions, CMN, cooperation, collaboration Comments: [comment_count]
August 10, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

In a rather science fictional moment, the Expedition 44 crew members on the International Space Station are about to eat the very first space crops.

On Monday, a batch of red romaine lettuce will be harvested from the Veggie plant growth system on the ISS orbiting laboratory. Cosmically delicious.

Read more at http://tinyurl.com/qbc63qt.

Topics: Networking Tags: space station, ISS orbiting laboratory Comments: [comment_count]
July 23, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

A Northern Michigan program is designed to get girls thinking about a life of agriculture. A group of middle school girls are learning that, although farming is traditionally a man's world, women can farm too. Farming For Our Future launched it's first Girls Can Farm program at Pond Hill in Harbor Springs this week.

Learn more about this innovative program at http://www.9and10news.com/story/29610958/farming-not-just-for-the-boys-new-program-has-girls-taking-lead.

Topics: Networking Tags: Michigan, farming, girls, agriculure Comments: [comment_count]

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