Co-op delegates elect Miller, Luckey and reelect Daniel to Tennessee Farmers Cooperative board

Dec 12, 2023


Matthew Miller and Tim Luckey emerged as the newest additions to the Tennessee Farmers Cooperative (TFC) board, while seasoned director Benjie Daniel was reelected during TFC's annual meeting at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville on Nov. 27.

Miller, who resides in the Knox County community of Powell, replaces outgoing TFC board member Mark Thompson as a Zone 3 director. Daniel of Dickson County’s community of Charlotte was reelected representing Zone 2. Luckey, who lives in the small town of Humboldt in Gibson County, will represent Zone 1, and replaces outgoing TFC board member Keith Fowler.

Miller is the managing member of Miller Land and Cattle LLC, which manages 2,000 acres consisting of beef cattle, hay, wheat, corn, and soybeans. He has a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Lincoln Memorial University and has served as the vice president of the board for Knox Farmers Cooperative.

“I’m very honored to represent the farmers of Zone 3 on the TFC board, and I appreciate the trust they have shown in electing me,” said Matthew. “I hope I can be an advocate for all the farmers in East Tennessee and help to keep the Co-op sustainable for the younger farmers, just like it has been for me.”
                          
Daniel has been in the dairy business for more than 20 years. Today he manages a beef cow and calf operation and a beef background operation, as well as grows silage, hay, pasture, corn, soybeans, and wheat. He served as a director for Dickson Farmers Cooperative and has been on the TFC board for six years. He is a graduate of Austin Peay State University and has a degree in agricultural science.

“The Co-op is here to support our member-owner-farmers, and I’m excited to see what new opportunities come up that we can take advantage of,” says Daniel. “We have a great group of board members – some new to the board with fresh perspective, and others that have a rich history of serving as a TFC board member.”

Luckey is a longtime member of Gibson Farmers Cooperative and row crops 4,500 acres. He, along with his wife, Susan, and sons, Grant and Clay, raise corn, cotton, wheat, and soybeans. Luckey has served as a director on the TFC board in the past and says he’s excited to be back serving another 3-year term. Luckey also serves as a Gibson County commissioner and is on the budget and road committees.

“I’m looking forward to be back serving the farmers of West Tennessee,” says Luckey. “The Co-op plays an essential role in the success of farmers across the state, and I’m excited to be back on the board helping to drive strategy and change to make us as effective as possible.”

TFC is a service cooperative dedicated to serving member farmer Co-ops and farmers in Tennessee and surrounding areas. Co-op, recognized as one of the strongest federated farm supply cooperative systems in the nation, includes TFC and 46 member Co-ops and 31 associate members in neighboring states. At its foundation, some 50,000 farmers are member-owners of the local Co-ops in their home counties. Some 163 Co-op retail outlets, which operate in 84 counties and across the border in seven neighboring states, serve more than a million customers.
 

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