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Howard E. Babcock

Howard Babcock (1889-1950)


Howard Babcock was one of the early leaders of U.S. farm cooperatives. He was first secretary and later general manager and director of research for the Cooperative Grange League Federation Exchange, now Agway. With a lifelong interest in food production, he served on the Federal Farm Board as well as on the board of the Central Bank for Cooperatives. He was co-president of the National Cooperative Council, now the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, and chairman of the American Institute of Cooperation.

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