Northeast cooperative council


Cooperative Notes

The NECC publishes the Cooperative Notes newsletter featuring events of the organization and topics important to members.

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Cooperative Internship Recognition Award

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Welcome to the Northeast Cooperative Council

The Council is a not-for-profit organization of agricultural and rural electric cooperatives, Farm Credit Associations, and their professional advisors doing business in New York, New England, and Pennsylvania. The Council was formed in 1949 as the New York State Council of Farmer Cooperatives. In 1991 the Council became the Northeast Cooperative Council to reflect its increasing service area.

The objectives today are similar to when the organization was formed.

  • To assist members with advisory, educational, and research services to achieve business goals;
  • Host the Annual Leaders Forum and biennial Future Cooperative Leaders Conference;
  • Strengthen networks to enhance cooperative members’ success.

The Council is a member of the National Council of Farmer Cooperative, National Cooperative Business Association, and Empire State Council of Agricultural Organizations.

Upcoming Events

National Council of Farmer Cooperatives Annual Meeting
February 11–13, 2020
La Quinta, CA

38th Future Cooperative Leaders Conference - Lead ACT
February 26–27, 2019
Doubletree by Hilton, E. Syracuse, NY
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Print and mail registration form here

70th Cooperative Leaders Forum/CoBank Northeast Customer Meeting
February 27–28, 2020
Doubletree by Hilton, E. Syracuse, NY

NECC Member benefits

NECC develops and provides educational and training programs for our members.

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Meet Our Board of Directors

The Northeast Cooperative Council Board of Directors consists of board members and key employees of our member cooperatives.

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Leaders Forum Presentations

2018 NECC Leaders Forum

Five Components of Extraordinary Teams (2018)

Economic Contribution of Agriculture and Rural Electric Cooperatives in NYS (2018)

Washington Update (2018)

Archived Leaders Forum Presentations