Kevin Ellis

CEO, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.

Kevin Ellis comes from a long line of dairy farmers on both sides of his family. Kevin was born and raised on a 300-cow dairy farm in Tully, NY, where his father and brother are still in partnership. Kevin has a degree in Animal Science from Cornell University and a MBA from the University of Rochester Simon School. Kevin has varied work experiences, having been a dairy nutritionist, loan officer and financial consultant. Kevin has been with the dairy farm members of Cayuga Marketing since 2008 where he assisted in the development of a milk processing plant. Kevin was attracted by the visionary farmers of Cayuga Marketing and embraced the challenge to build a business from the ground up. Kevin oversees Cayuga Marketing’s milk marketing endeavors in addition to Cayuga Milk Ingredients, which became fully operational in September of 2014.