Farm & Home Cooperative’s mission is to be the provider of choice for its member owners for new product consulting needs-based exploratory research for deployment of innovative rural telecommunications technology, team-building, and other services to improve member’s operations, their net income and the quality of life in the rural Midwest.
We do this by consulting clients and conducting needs-research in video and audio conferencing to fund innovative advanced technologies and useful local services, including last-mile and in-home/clinic/school product and service options to reach patients, students, farmers, remote employees, etc., but especially those who may be in disadvantaged areas are unserved or underserved by reliable, adequate, and affordable broadband access.
Our main aim is helping our members with consulting and research services they need to obtain grants, loans and equity funding to advance communications technologies in the rural Midwest thus creating key community benefits.
Our cooperative consults our members and conducts needs-research required to apply for funding for rural video and audio conference solutions such as:
- Enabling essential distance learning/STEM education and training and telework employment for rural area families
- Conducting telehealth including when related to Opioid and Substance Use Disorder, prevention, remote diagnosis, treatment coordination and recovery-related services.
- Improving response through the use of rural videoconferencing for the COVID-19 pandemic, natural disasters and other emergencies requiring outside coordination