Cooperative Education grants invest in programs that develop and enhance understanding of the agricultural cooperative business model through education, professional development and practical experience.
Strong emphasis is placed on projects that teach middle, high school and college students about cooperative principles using innovative concepts and learning methodologies.
More than 20 grants were awarded in early 2018. Check back in late 2018 for a full list of guidelines and funding priorities for the next application cycle.
Investing in programs that develop and enhance the understanding of agricultural cooperative business through education, professional development and practical experience. Today’s young adults (Centennials or Gen Z) have grown up in a technological-based society and learn much differently than their parents. Likewise, education programs must also adapt and change in order to remain relevant to younger audiences. Again, this year, strong emphasis will be placed on projects that reach the next generation of cooperative leaders through new or innovative concepts or incorporation of technology.
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The 2019 Cooperative Education grant application period is now closed. Please check back in the fall for information on the 2020 grant cycle.
Decisions will be announced beginning May 1, 2019
10,500 students and future ag leaders benefit from the delivery of relevant and innovative programs advancing the ag-based cooperative model.