Kenneth Scott Zuckerberg joins CoBank Knowledge Exchange as Senior Economist Handling Grain and Farm Supply
In his new role, Zuckerberg will be the lead analyst responsible for in-depth research and insight on grains, oilseeds, farm supply, and biofuels. He will also serve as an advisor to CoBank’s various agribusiness-focused divisions.
“Ken brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to CoBank,” said Dan Kowalski, vice president, Knowledge Exchange division. “Ken is extraordinarily qualified to add value to our customers and our agriculture division and we look forward to his research and insights.”
Zuckerberg brings more than 30 years of experience analyzing, advising and investing in complex companies operating in the agribusiness, consumer and packaged food, financial services, and technology sectors. As an executive director at Rabobank U.A., he was responsible for coverage of the North American farm inputs sector and served on the grains and oilseeds farm economic research team. Most recently, Zuckerberg was a sector manager and senior strategist for Wells Fargo’s Food and Agribusiness Industry Advisors Group.
“I am delighted to join CoBank and believe firmly in its mission to serve rural America,” Zuckerberg said. “The entire food and agriculture value chain is experiencing an unprecedented wave of change. I am passionate about helping CoBank and its customers navigate through this exceptional time and help strengthen the business resiliency of our stakeholders.”
Zuckerberg earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of South Florida and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania - Wharton Executive Education General Management Program. He is an Accredited Investment Fiduciary AIF®, an Accredited Financial Analyst AFA® and completed Levels I and II of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA®) program.
CoBank is a $136 billion cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. The bank provides commercial loans, leases, export financing and other financial services to agribusinesses and rural power, water and communications providers in all 50 states. The bank also provides wholesale loans and other financial services to affiliated Farm Credit associations serving more than 70,000 farmers, ranchers and other rural borrowers in 23 states around the country.
CoBank is a member of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of banks and retail lending associations chartered to support the borrowing needs of U.S. agriculture, rural infrastructure and rural communities. Headquartered outside Denver, Colorado, CoBank serves customers from regional banking centers across the U.S. and also maintains an international representative office in Singapore.