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.