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.


Foundation Leadership

Zippy Duvall

Vice Chairman
Scott VanderWal

General Counsel & Secretary
Ellen Steen

Executive Vice President

Dale Moore

Chief Financial Officer

Kathleen Cullins


Board Members

Jeff Aiken

Tennessee Farm Bureau President, AFBF Board Member

Katie Aikins
Foundation Representative 

Bill Belzer
Corteva Agriscience

Kalena Bruce
American Farm Bureau Young Farmers & Ranchers Representative

Rick Ebert

Pennsylvania Farm Bureau President, AFBF Board Member

Kevin Daugherty

Ag in the Classroom Representative 

Trey Davis


Will Hileman

President and CEO of Farm Bureau Bank

Craig Hill

Iowa Farm Bureau President, AFBF Board Member

Steve Hirsch

Nationwide Board of Directors

Denise Hymel
American Farm Bureau Women's Leadership representative

Renee McCauley

American Farm Bureau Promotion & Education representative

Hans McPherson
Montana Farm Bureau President, AFBF Board member

Graham Nelson

Senior Vice President, Administration of American Agricultural Insurance Company