Washington, D.C. (September 20, 2022)—The National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (NCFC) today announced that the organization has hired Alison Gerzina to serve as coordinator of government affairs and communications. In this role, she will support the efforts of the organization in representing the policy and business interests of farmer co-ops in the nation’s capital.
“I’m excited to welcome Alison to the NCFC team. Her background and experience brings a new perspective to the organization and I look forward to her efforts to elevate coordination between our public policy and communications staff and our member co-ops around the country,” said Chuck Conner, president and CEO of NCFC.
Alison comes to the organization from the Education Finance Council, where she served as membership service associate. In that role, she coordinated outreach to member organizations and oversaw the social and digital media efforts of the group. A native of Florida, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Media/Communications from Florida State University and a Masters in Ethics, Peace and Human Rights from American University.
Since 1929, NCFC has been the voice of America’s farmer cooperatives. Our members are regional and national farmer cooperatives, which are in turn composed of nearly 2,000 local farmer cooperatives across the country. NCFC members also include 26 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.