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Funding available for students to attend Farmer Cooperatives Conference

The UW Center for Cooperatives and the Renk Agribusiness Institute are offering scholarship and travel funding for undergraduate and graduate students to attend the Farmer Cooperatives Conference in St. Paul, MN, November 7-9, 2018. Four scholarship and travel awards (valued at $900) are available to college students currently enrolled in the UW System and include conference registration, travel reimbursement, lodging and meals.

The Farmer Cooperatives Conference brings together top agricultural cooperative leadership and industry experts from across the country to examine strategic issues impacting farmer-owned cooperatives. This year’s program will address issues such as the current policy environment, leveraging sustainability for competitive advantage, trade relations and U.S. agriculture, talent retention, and strategic growth. The full program can be viewed here: https://farmercoops.uwcc.wisc.edu/program/

Award winners will meet agricultural leaders, gain greater understanding of the farmer cooperative and agribusiness sector, and explore career opportunities.

Application deadline is October 12, 2018.

More information can be found here: https://farmercoops.uwcc.wisc.edu/student-scholarship-travel-grant-award/

Apply here: http://tiny.cc/FCC2018

Questions? Contact Megan Webster, Outreach Specialist, UW Center for Cooperatives at mawebster@wisc.edu or (608) 890-1048.