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News from UWCC!

Check out the latest news from the UW Center for Co-ops! Highlights from our new report on the Cooperative Governance Research Initiative survey, Farmer Cooperatives Conference returns to Minneapolis, trainings, and more!

Farmer Co-ops Conference Returns to Minneapolis

The 25th Annual Farmer Cooperatives Conference will be held in person for the first time in three years! We are thrilled to return to Minneapolis on November 29-30, 2022.

Grain storage in background. Field in foreground. 25th Annual Farmer Cooperatives Conference

Cooperative Governance Research Initiative 2021 Report Available

The first CGRI survey yielded enthusiastic responses from 500 cooperatives, capturing substantial diversity in terms of industry, type, size, age, and location, and creating a baseline for the range and frequency of cooperative governance practices.

Findings from the Cooperative Governance Research Initaitive

National Cooperative Resource Ecosystem Map

The National Cooperative Resource Ecosystem Map is interactive and includes cooperative developers and associations, co-op friendly capital, and state statutes. PDFs of state and national resources compiled by resource type are available.

photo of map of the United States highlighting Wisconsin with cooperative resources available

Wisconsin Co-op Directory

This interactive directory offers a compilation of cooperatives from all sectors and membership types in the state of Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Co-op Directory
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