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Jul 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 ... Read more >

Topics: Networking Tags: Michigan, farming, girls, agriculure
Jul 22, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

New government funding will boost the networks of eight rural Internet service providers, including five customer-owned ISPs in areas that aren't densely populated enough to attract major investments from big cable companies and telcos.  On Monday, the US Department of Agriculture announced the new loans and grants, totaling $85.8 million. 

Read more about the loan and grant recipients... Read more >

Topics: Networking Tags: USDA, US Dept of Agriculture, internet, rural, cooperatives
Jul 22, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

New government funding will boost the networks of eight rural Internet service providers, including five customer-owned ISPs in areas that aren't densely populated enough to attract major investments from big cable companies and telcos.  On Monday, the US Department of Agriculture announced the new loans and grants, totaling $85.8 million. 

Read more about the loan and grant recipients... Read more >

Topics: Networking Tags: USDA, US Dept of Agriculture, internet, rural, cooperatives
Jul 22, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Local British media is marked by monopolised ownership and a consistent decline in availability and quality. With over 400 members, the Bristol Cable is a local media co-operative bucking the trend through common ownership, challenging investigations and multimedia. 

Read more about how the British are incorporating the co-op business model into journalism at ... Read more >

Topics: Networking Tags: journalism, media, Bristol Cable, cooperative
Jul 22, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Local media is marked by monopolised ownership and a consistent decline in availability and quality. With over 400 members, the Bristol Cable is a local media co-operative bucking the trend through common ownership, challenging investigations and multimedia. 

Read more about how the British are incorporating the co-op business model into journalism at ... Read more >

Topics: Networking Tags: journalism, media, Bristol Cable, cooperative
Jul 21, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) in partnership with the Limpopo Department of Agriculture has launched 19 NYDA-funded and youth-owned cooperatives in Nwanedi Village and Thohoyandou. The agreement that we have with the Limpopo agriculture department is that these young farmers who were assisted by the NYDA will have access to services and programmes of this department in order to... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: Africa, cooperatives, Limpopo
Jul 21, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) in partnership with the Limpopo Department of Agriculture has launched 19 NYDA-funded and youth-owned cooperatives in Nwanedi Village and Thohoyandou. The agreement that we have with the Limpopo agriculture department is that these young farmers who were assisted by the NYDA will have access to services and programmes of this department in order to... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: Africa, cooperatives, Limpopo
Jul 21, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) in partnership with the Limpopo Department of Agriculture has launched 19 NYDA-funded and youth-owned cooperatives in Nwanedi Village and Thohoyandou. The agreement that we have with the Limpopo agriculture department is that these young farmers who were assisted by the NYDA will have access to services and programmes of this department in order to... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: Africa, cooperatives, Limpopo
Jul 21, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) in partnership with the Limpopo Department of Agriculture has launched 19 NYDA-funded and youth-owned cooperatives in Nwanedi Village and Thohoyandou. The agreement that we have with the Limpopo agriculture department is that these young farmers who were assisted by the NYDA will have access to services and programmes of this department in order to... Read more >

Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: Africa, cooperatives, Limpopo
Jul 2, 2015
Debbie Trocha, Executive Director, Indiana Cooperative Development Center

Nothing is more American than fireworks on the Fourth of July holiday. Many credit unions nationwide are doing their part to support Independence Day by sponsoring fireworks and other colorful holiday events in their various communities in and around the traditional holiday.    

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Topics: Cooperation Among Co-ops Tags: credit unions, independence day, fireworks

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