Stroburg has also served on a number of boards and associations, including CF Industries, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
and the Graduate Institute for Cooperative Learning (GICL).
These ideas, and others, were put to the test in a survey conducted for the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
(NCFC) to discover what role cooperatives continue to play in the agriculture community and, more importantly, how co-ops can retain their members.
Other newly announced speakers include: Deborah Atwood, executive director at AGree; Art Duerkson, CEO of Farmway Cooperative; Bill Buckner, president/CEO of the Samuel Roberts Nobel Foundation; Doug Ohlson, general manager at Frenchman Valley Cooperative; and Chuck Conner, CEO of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
Some co-op organizations, such as the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
, National Rural Electric Cooperative Association and some state/regional cooperative associations, among others, conduct director training programs especially tailored for co-ops.
Leaders recognized the real need for setting up an educational service organization [for co-ops]," added Holman, who also played key roles in the passage of the Federal Farm Loan Act of 1916, which established the Federal Land Banks, and the formation of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
The conference, which opened two days after election-day, featured appearances by two prominent national farm leaders: Chuck Conner, president of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
and a former U.
He was a member of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
executive council, which he chaired for two years.
was recently selected chairman of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
at its 82nd annual meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
In addition to his work for MMPA, Dilland has held leadership roles with the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
, National Society of Accountants for Cooperatives and the National Milk Producers Federation.
Initial comments about antitrust exemptions caused some concern about the status of the Capper-Volstead antitrust exemption for agricultural cooperatives, said Marlis Carson, senior vice president and general counsel for the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
He currently serves on the boards of Ventura Foods LLC, CF Industries, the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
and the Greater Twin Cities United Way.
Because farmer-owned co-ops play a vital role in promoting competition in agriculture, a prime focus of a series of workshops on agriculture competition and regulatory issues should be on the benefits that co-ops provide to farmers, rural communities and consumers, according to the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives
(NCFC), which issued a statement prior to the first of five workshops in Ankeny, Iowa, March 12.