Board of Directors

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
Bob Stallman

Vice Chairman
Barry Bushue

General Counsel
& Secretary

Ellen Steen

Executive
Vice President
& Treasurer

Julie Anna Potts

Scott VanderWal
South Dakota Farm Bureau President, AFBF Board member

Paul Wenger
California Farm Bureau President, AFBF Board member

Dean Norton
New York Farm Bureau President, AFBF Board member

John Hoblick
Florida Farm Bureau President, AFBF Board Member

Deb Schmucker
Ag in the Classroom
representative

Darlene Arneson
Foundation representative

Sherry Saylor
American Farm Bureau Women's Leadership representative

Dustin Ladenburger
American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers representative

Janet Katz
Executive Vice President and CEO of American Agricultural Insurance Company

Chris Boerm
Archer Daniels Midland

Doug Rushing
Monsanto

Terry McClure
Nationwide Board of Directors


Steve Brody
DuPont Pioneer