Board of Directors

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The Foundation’s Board of Directors is a strong and supportive group of agricultural literacy stakeholders that regularly reflects on our mission to build awareness, understanding and a positive public perception of agriculture through education.

“Securing Our Future” has been the ongoing theme of the foundation, and it aptly describes our role in the industry. This means that we need to build partnerships with donors in the agricultural community to support the projects of the Foundation. Our board of directors provides the leadership for determining our goals for the year.

We are continuing to accomplish our mission of building awareness, understanding and a positive public perception of agriculture through education. Our board includes a mix of Farm Bureau leaders and ag industry leaders all of whom will unite to help the Foundation set and achieve its goals.

 

Foundation Leadership

Chairman
Zippy Duvall

Vice Chairman
Scott VanderWal

General Counsel & Secretary
Ellen Steen

Executive Vice President 
Julie Anna Potts

Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer

Brett Hom

 

Board Members

Bill Belzer
DuPont Pioneer

Chuck Fry

Maryland Farm Bureau President, AFBF Board member

Will Hileman

President and CEO of Farm Bureau Bank

Craig Hill

Iowa Farm Bureau President, AFBF Board Member

Steve Hirsch

Nationwide Board of Directors

John Hoblick
Florida Farm Bureau President, AFBF Board Member

Dustin Ladenburger
American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers representative

Hilary Maricle

American Farm Bureau Promotion & Education representative

Tammy Maxey
Ag in the Classroom Representative 

Paul Wenger
California Farm Bureau President, AFBF Board member

Graham Nelson

Senior Vice President, Administration of American Agricultural Insurance Company

Doug Roose
Archer Daniels Midland

Sherry Saylor
American Farm Bureau Women's Leadership representative

Deb Schmucker
Foundation Representative 

Duane Simpson

Monsanto

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