President & CEO
Daniel directs all activities of the two-state operations, working closely with cooperative directors, managers and employees.
Prior to joining Cooperative Network, he served as the Agricultural Development Division Administrator at the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Daniel also led Midwestern BioAg as the Chief Executive Officer and was a dairy producer for 30 years on his home farm in Freeport, Ill.
Smith, a graduate of UW-Madison, resides in Arena, Wis. with his wife of 38 years, Cheryl. Together, they have three children and one grandchild.