UW Center for Cooperatives Awarded Grant Money – Wisconsin Ag Connection

The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives and Cooperative Network were recently awarded $225,000 to create the Great Lakes Cooperative Center, a cooperative development center in Madison that...

The University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives and Cooperative Network were recently awarded $225,000 to create the Great Lakes Cooperative Center, a cooperative development center in Madison that will provide technical assistance and counsel to existing cooperatives as well as groups interested in forming cooperative businesses in the Upper Midwest.

In the coming year, the UW Center for Cooperatives will focus its efforts on developing cooperative businesses ventures within regional food systems. These ventures will provide agricultural producers and rural communities with increased opportunities for meeting the growing demand for local products from retailers and institutions such as hospitals and schools. Cooperative Network will work with cooperatives in the fields of health care, energy efficiency and senior housing.

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