Farm Foundation Announces the 2024 Young Agri-Food Leaders

Farm Foundation is pleased to announce the 2024 Young Agri-Food Leaders cohort.

Farm Foundation Next Generation programs are unique in that they connect promising young leaders to a broad network of professionals, offering them a well-rounded view of every step of the food supply chain. The Young Agri-Food Leaders program actively engages emerging leaders in food and agribusiness, from ages 25-40 years old, in a yearlong series of interactive learning and networking experiences, focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the food and agriculture value chain. The program also hopes to help young professionals build a strong, enduring network of peers in business, farming, and government.

This is the fourth cohort of Young Agri-Food Leaders since the program began in 2020. Participants are sponsored to attend events, engage in virtual conversations, and participate in exclusive learning and networking opportunities. Each participant is also connected with a senior agri-food mentor to aid in career growth and development. Young Agri-Food Leaders participate in a variety of Farm Foundation programming, including the chance to attend at least one Farm Foundation Round Table meeting.

The 2024 Young Agri-Food Leaders are:

Kerri Boling McGee, Kraft Heinz
Kerri Boling McGee is lead senior counsel in food law for Kraft Heinz, where she advises the company on a wide range of food and agricultural laws, regulations, and policy matters related to nutrition, food safety, and food labeling. 

Crystal Corrilo, Bunge
Crystal Corrilo is the North American soybean trading manager for Bunge, a global agribusiness leader in delivering food, feed, and fuel to customers around the world. Her responsibilities include creating and executing risk management strategies for the company’s North American soybean value chain.

Robbie Dye, Our Farms
Robbie Dye is the co-founder and CEO of Our Farms, an online retail marketplace featuring 20,000+ American farms. With a mission to build a platform that represents the American farmer, the marketplace enables farmers through digital transformation, logistics services, and marketing support.

Shea Ishee, American Cotton Shippers Association
Shea Ishee joined the American Cotton Shippers Association in June of 2020, where she currently serves as vice president. In the role, she oversees membership engagement, manages ACSA’s political action committee activities, and assists in developing and implementing the association’s strategic plan.

Evan King, Koch Agronomic Services
Evan King works for Koch Agronomic Services in sales support and technical agronomy for six states. Prior to his current role, he worked for more than seven years in crop protection sales in eastern Kansas.

Michelle Klieger, Stratagerm Consulting
Michelle Klieger is the president of Stratagerm Consulting, a food and agricultural consulting firm. An economist and a business strategist, she works with the global seed industry, ag tech companies, conventional and non-conventional agriculture firms, and philanthropic foundations.

Sarah Klopatek, JBS
Dr. Sarah Klopatek currently serves as the chief livestock scientist with dual appointments on the North American and global sustainability teams at JBS. Specifically, Sarah works on livestock sustainability research, regenerative agriculture initiatives, life cycle assessment development, net zero initiatives, and animal welfare.

Nihreer Matani, OSI Group
Nihreer Matani is OSI’s supply chain senior manager overseeing and implementing OSI’s strategy for raw material procurement. He assists brands in successfully introducing new products to the market.

Learn more about each Young Agri-Food Leader and the program at

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