Cathy Statz, Education Director of the Wisconsin Farmers Union (WFU), will appear on Everything Co-op on Thursday, December 19. A weekly exploration of the impact and potential of the cooperative business model, Everything Co-op aims to generate interest in and support for the cooperative movement.
Hosted by Vernon Oakes and conversational in format, the show is streamed live at worldcnews.com/listen-live every Thursday from 10:30-11:30 a.m. EDT. Everything Co-op also airs live in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area on WOL 1450 AM—Radio One’s premiere talk radio station.
This week, Vernon and Cathy will discuss the cooperative education programs she has developed at WFU, and the significant role education plays in the establishment of cooperatives. In her role as Education Director, Cathy facilitates cooperative education programs for Farmers Union members, youth and the general public, including Farmers Union’s more than 80-year-old cooperative camp program. She has assisted with cooperative youth leadership development programs on a state, national and international level, and co-coordinates the National Farmers Union College Conference on Cooperatives.
Cathy is a member of the boards of the Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE), the Ralph K. Morris Foundation and the inSPIREation Foundation, and has served as president of the Rotary Club of Chippewa Falls and the Lawrence University Alumni Association.