Anaheim, CA (March 01, 2018) – The National Association of Wheat Growers and the National Wheat Foundation wrapped up the 2018 Commodity Classic with a new slate of officers. Both NAWG and NWF have elected female wheat growers to their executive teams.
NAWG President and Montana famer Gordon Stoner has passed the gavel down to Vice President Jimmie Musick, a farmer from Southwest Oklahoma. Texan Ben Scholz moved up the ranks of leadership becoming NAWG’s next Vice President. Cass City, Michigan wheat farmer Dave Milligan will now serve as NAWG’s new Treasurer. Nicole Berg, wheat farmer from Paterson, Washington, becomes the newest face in NAWG leadership with her election as Secretary. Nicole is the next woman since Washington wheat grower Judy Olson (1994) to be elected to the board. Gordon Stoner will continue to serve on the executive committee in the role of Past President.
“We are excited to announce the officer team for the 2018-2019 NAWG fiscal year,” stated NAWG CEO and NWF Executive Director Chandler Goule. “With our new board in place we are ready to represent America’s wheat farmers during the 2018 Farm Bill negotiations.”
NAWG also had one new addition to its Board of Directors. Rockland, Idaho wheat grower Jamie Kress replaces Joe Anderson, representing the Idaho Grain Growers Association.
Additionally, the National Wheat Foundation added a new face to its Board of Directors. Director Ryan Findlay left the Foundation’s board to pursue the position of CEO at the American Soybean Association. Kim Magin, Director of Industry Affairs for Monsanto, will replace Ryan on the board and continue to amplify the Foundation’s strong connection with industry. Idaho wheat farmer Wayne Hurst has also moved up the ranks to replace North Carolina Phil McLain as President.
“NWF again congratulates Ryan on his new role and is excited to bring Kim Magin on to the team,” continued Goule. “Kim’s experience as Director of Industry Affairs for Monsanto and her knowledge of industry will help move the NWF forward with its 2018-2019 projects.”
NAWG is the primary representative in Washington D.C. for wheat growers, working to ensure a better future for America’s growers, the industry and the general public.NAWG works with a team of 20 state wheat grower organizations to benefit the wheat industry at state and national levels. From their offices in the Wheat Growers Building on Capitol Hill, NAWG’s staff members are in constant contact with state association representatives, NAWG grower leaders, Members of Congress, Congressional staff members and the public.