Indiana Sen. Young to Receive the Co-op IMPACT Champion Award at this year’s Policy Breakfast on the Hill; Register for IMPACT 2018 to Attend!


A junior senator from Indiana recognized for his bipartisanship will be the first recipient of NCBA CLUSA’s Cooperative IMPACT Champion Award, presented at our Policy Breakfast on Capitol Hill during the Co-op IMPACT Conference.

Sen. Todd Young (R-IN), who co-sponsored Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)’s bipartisan Main Street Employee Ownership Act of 2018 and sits on the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, was ranked the 9th most bipartisan member of the U.S. Senate by Georgetown University’s McCourt School Bipartisan Index.

NCBA CLUSA president and CEO Doug O’Brien will present Young the 2018 Cooperative IMPACT Champion Award at the Co-op IMPACT Conference Policy Breakfast on Thursday, October 4 from 8 – 9:30 a.m. in the Lyndon B. Johnson Room (S-211).

This year’s Policy Breakfast will also include remarks from Bette Brand, Administrator of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service. Prior to USDA, Brand spent 35 years with Farm Credit, a nationwide network of customer-owned cooperatives that support more than 500,000 farmers, ranchers and producers.

All IMPACT Conference registrants have an opportunity to attend this event in person, but space (on the bus, and in the room) is limited. Our 50 available seats are first come, first served.

To attend in person, choose “Yes, I will attend in person” during Eventbrite checkout. If you already registered for IMPACT 2018, check your inbox—all current registrants received a special RSVP link for the Policy Breakfast on Monday, September 24.

This year’s Policy Breakfast will also be live-streamed over breakfast at the conference hotel.

The Cooperative IMPACT Champion Award is given to individuals in public service who work tirelessly to create an environment in public policy and legislation that allows cooperative businesses to grow and thrive. These recipients are champions of values-based businesses that focus on building resilient local communities.

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