this appeals to you,
you are certainly a candidate for one of the fastest growing
business structure choices being examined by farmers and ranchers
today--that being COOPERATIVES. In Texas, there are over 200
agricultural, electric, farm credit and telephone cooperatives
operating within the state. Most of these organizations have
memberships in the 100-400 person range, but some have as many
as 28,000 members.
as the coordinating voice or clearinghouse for all cooperative
activity in the state is the Texas Agricultural Cooperative
Council, or TACC for short. It was established in 1934
as a voluntary, statewide trade association. Because of its
strong government relations mandate, it is headquartered in
Austin, Texas--home of the State Capitol.
addition to its legislative and regulatory affairs role, TACC
monitors nearly 5,000 bills throughout a legislative session,
serves as a watchdog on regulatory initiatives and is represented
on more than 15 government relations task forces. The organization
actively participates in the election and campaign process, and
also serves in a member service and education capacity. In fact,
TACC offers as many as 21 educational meetings each year to advance
the understanding of the cooperative form of business to directors,
members, staff and industry representatives.
the area of member services, TACC has facilitated more than 70
strategic business plans for cooperatives and agribusiness firms,
has led trade missions to Mexico, assisted in numerous business
mergers, has been involved in countless joint functions with other
farm organizations, and has been an annual provider of membership
information through newsletters and other forums.
organization is governed by four divisions, three committees,
a 17-member executive committee and a 153-member board of directors.
Their action and direction is carried out by a two-member staff.
They consist of:
- Tommy Engelke, Executive
- Christy Lewis,
Director of Member Services
- Whitney Curry,
Administrative and Communications Assistant
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Agricultural Cooperative Council
1210 San Antonio Street, Ste 101
Austin, Texas 78701
Telephone: 512-450-0555· Fax: 512-450-0655
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