Washington, D.C. (January 4, 2024)—The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) today announced that Becca Smith has been promoted to Senior Director of Member and Industry Relations. In this role, Smith will play a crucial role developing and maintaining strong relationships with both current and potential members and the broader industry. In addition, she will lead the Director Education Advisory Committee and organize director education programming at the NCFC annual meeting and in other venues throughout the year.
“I would like to congratulate Becca on her well-deserved promotion and the new job responsibilities that she has taken on,” said NCFC President Chuck Conner. “She will play a critical role as NCFC looks to create increasing value for our members and as we look to work with like-minded beyond the co-op sector.”
Since 1929, NCFC has been the voice of America’s farmer cooperatives. Our members are regional and national farmer cooperatives, which are in turn consist of nearly 2,000 local farmer cooperatives across the country. NCFC members also include 17 state and regional councils of cooperatives. Farmer cooperatives allow individual farmers the ability to own and lead organizations that are essential for continued competitiveness in both the domestic and international markets.
America’s farmer-owned cooperatives provide a comprehensive array of services for their members. These diverse organizations handle, process and market virtually every type of agricultural commodity. They also provide farmers with access to infrastructure necessary to manufacture, distribute and sell a variety of farm inputs. Additionally, they provide credit and related financial services, including export financing.