Farm Foundation Board of Directors
Farm Foundation, formerly known as Farm Foundation, NFP, is governed by a Board of Directors comprised of leaders in production agriculture, agribusiness, academia, rural communities, media, retail and NGOs. Members of the Board of Directors are:
Joe Swedberg, Hormel Foods, retired, Austin, MN, Chairman
Larkin Martin, Martin Farm, Courtland, AL, Vice Chair
Elizabeth Hund, U.S. Bank, retired, Denver, CO, Treasurer
Mark Scholl, J&M Scholl Inc., Owensboro, KY, Past Chair
Chuck Ahlem, Charles Ahlem Ranch, Turlock, CA
Philip Ashcraft, Loveland, CO
Dan Basse, AgResource Company, Chicago, IL
James Borel, DuPont, retired, Wilmington, DE
Jonathan Bryant, BASF, Research Triangle Park, NC
William Buckner, Noble Research Institute, Ardmore, OK
Luke Chandler, Deere & Company, Moline, IL
Richard Crowder, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
Charlene Finck, Farm Journal Media, Mexico, MO
Gregg Hillyer, Progressive Farmer, Birmingham, AL
George Hoffman, Restaurant Services Inc., Coral Gables, FL
Robert Jones, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation, East St. Louis, Mo.
A.G. Kawamura, Orange County Produce, Irvine, CA
Thayne Larson, Bestifor Farms, Belleville, KS
Andrew LaVigne, American Seed Trade Association, Washington, D.C.
Brad Lubben, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Jerome Lyman, McDonald’s Corporation, retired, Chicago, IL
Klaas Martens, Martens Farm and Lake View Organic Grain, Penn Yan, NY
John H. Miller, Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad, Dallas, TX
William Nelson, William J. Nelson, LLC, St. Paul, MN
Nathan Rudgers, Farm Credit East, Batavia, NY
Mike Torrey, Mike Torrey Associates, Washington, D.C.
Darci Vetter, Edelman, Washington, D.C.
Craig Yunker, CY Farms, Alba, NY