Empire State Council of Agricultural Organizations, Inc. 4 Youngs Place, Latham, New York 12110
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Phone 518.783.1322 Fax 518.783.1258

CAO HISTORY

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 1954 – 1971 – New York State Conference Board of Farm Organizations 

  • First Chairman: Henry D. Sherwood - Pine Plains 
  • First Vice Chairman: Don J. Wickham – Hector 
  • First Secretary: Edward S. Foster - Ithaca 


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1972 – Present – Empire State Council of Agricultural Organizations, Inc.

  • First Chairman: Russell E. Billings - Buffalo 
  • First Vice Chairman: Robert V. Call, Jr. – Batavia 
  • First Secretary-Treasurer: Paul Taber - Syracuse 

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 Executive Secretaries 

  • Glenn Suter 1989-1996   
  • Jacqueline Moody-Czub 1997-2007   
  • Elizabeth Seme 2007-present 

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  First Members (1954)

  • New York State Grange
  • Dairymen’s League Cooperative Association 
  • New York State Federation of Home Bureaus  
  • New York State Horticultural Society
  • New York State Vegetable Growers Association  
  • Cooperative Grange League Federation Exchange, Inc.  
  • New York State Poultry Council  
  • New York State Farm Bureau Federation 

Current # of Members    25      Current Members