Melissa Hughes

In by Ultra Capital

Missy has a passion for organic agriculture and food and serves a co-op of revolutionary-minded farmers creating a better future.

  • General Counsel and Director of Government Affairs for CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley/Organic Prairie where she manages all of the cooperative’s legal affairs and oversees relationships with various governmental groups, including legislators, agencies and other regulatory entities.
  • Board President for the Organic Trade Association.
  • Serves on the USDA’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology & 21st Century Agriculture (appointed by USDA Secretary Vilsack)
  • Serves on the Environmental Working Group Board.

Bachelor of Arts degree from Georgetown University and a Juris doctorate from the University of Wyoming