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Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Andrew W. LaVigne
Andrew W. LaVigne

American Seed Trade Association

Lowell Randel
Lowell Randel
Vice President

American Society of Animal Science

 Kellye Eversole
Kellye Eversole

Eversole Associates

Laura Wood Peterson
Laura Wood Peterson

National Coalition for Food and Agricultural Research Executive Director


Jeanne Blankenship

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics

Luther Smith

Agronomy, Crop & Soil Societies

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Sarah Ohlhorst

American Society for Nutrition

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Carson Fort

American Soybean Association


Dr. Charley Cull

American Veterinary Medical Association

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Kevin Cain

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges

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Leah Buchman

Biotechnology Innovation Organization

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Robin Bowen

Corn Refiners Association

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Doug Steele

Board on Agriculture Assembly, Association of Public and Land-grant Universities

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Dr. Chad Brewer

Cotton Foundation

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Dr. Chris Boomsma

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology

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Kellie Bray

CropLife America

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Dr. Gal Hochman

Council on Food, Agriculture & Resource Economics (C-FARE)

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Dr. Rich Bonanno

Extension Committee on Organization and Policy


Dr. Hongwei Xin


Dr. Ken Olson

American Dairy Science Association

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John Ruff

Institute of Food Technologists

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Ted McKinney

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture

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Jed Bower

National Corn Growers Association

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Jeff Moen

Noble Research Institute, LLC

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Karl Anderson

SoAR Foundation


Val Dolcini



Dr. Lee Van Wychen

Weed Science Society of America

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2023-2025 Research Outreach Committee

The ROC's responsibilities including selecting topics for NCFAR's annual Lunch-N-Learn series, leading NCFAR's budget and appropriations advocacy, and providing input on NCFAR's outreach and messaging.


Josie Montoney-Crawford (National Association of State Departments of Agriculture)



Wendy Fink (Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities)

Jeanne Blankenship (Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics)

Payton Englert (American Seed Trade Association)

Jeff Moen (Noble Research Institute)

Nick Cox (American Society for Microbiology)

Bret Hess (Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors)

Kevin Cain (Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges)


Click here for a list of all NCFAR members and sponsors.