Farm Foundation Selects New Vice President of Programs and Projects

[OAK BROOK, IL] Farm Foundation, an accelerator of practical solutions for agriculture, is pleased to announce that Martha King has joined the staff as Vice President of Programs and Projects. King has an extensive background in programs, information systems and publishing, and serves as corporate secretary on her family’s Illinois farm.

“Martha is an outstanding addition to our team,” said Farm Foundation President and CEO Shari Rogge-Fidler. “As Farm Foundation continues to grow in new directions, Martha’s strong experience will help us expand projects and programs and fulfill our mission to build trust and understanding at the intersections of agriculture and society.”

In 2010, King became co-owner and Secretary of Finbery, Inc., a farm located in LaSalle and Livingston counties in Illinois which has been in her family since the 1850s. For the past decade, she has worked in academia on a variety of projects including research, faculty information, publishing, database development, training and human resources. Her expertise includes strategy, research and analysis, information systems and developing and streamlining processes.

“I am thrilled to join the Farm Foundation during this time of innovation,” King said. “I am eager to build on the great work Farm Foundation has been doing for many years and look forward to supporting the Foundation’s vision by leading its portfolio of outstanding programs and projects.”

King has an MBA with a focus on information systems management from Loyola University Chicago and a Master of Arts degree in philosophy from Saint Louis University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in German and political science from Purdue University.

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