The Western Governor’s Association met in Post Falls, Idaho for the Re-imaging the Rural West initiative. The panel on cooperatives included a number of our friends: Lori Capouch, Rural Development Director, North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives; Tim Freeburg, Board Member, Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative; Kate LaTour, Government Relations Manager, National Cooperative Business Association; Tim O’Connell, West Region Coordinator, Rural Development Innovation Center, U.S. Department of Agriculture. Diane Gasaway was also present as an active participant during the discussion. The Co-op session is available for viewing on YouTube. The entire session as well as other events can be found Western Governor Asscociation’s website.