Welcome to the Northeast Cooperative Council.

The NECC is a not-for-profit organization of agricultural cooperatives and Farm Credit Associations and their professional advisors doing business in New York State, New England States, 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 first formed.

  • Assist members with advisory, educational, and research services to achieve business goals
  • Provide executive education opportunities
  • Strengthen networks of cooperative leaders
  • Foster student knowledge of the importance and opportunities cooperative businesses provide in leadership, membership, and employment

The NECC has a strong relationship with the Cornell University, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management. The Council is affiliated with the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives and the National Conference of State Cooperative Councils.