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Board Members

National Farm or Producer Organizations

Farm Cooperatives
Lisabeth Hobart
Gov Relations Manager
Bloomington, IL
National Aquaculture Association
Dr. Edmund Buckner
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
Pine Bluff, AR

Academic or Research Societies

National Crop, Soil, Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant Pathology, or Weed Science Society
Dr. Roch Gaussoin
Professor and Department Head
University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE
National Food Science Organization
Dr. John Coupland
Professor of Food Science
Pennsylvania State University
University Park, PA
National Nutritional Science Society
Dr. Sarah Francis
Associate Professor of Human Sciences, Nutrition and Wellness and Outreach Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness, Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition
Iowa State University
Aimes, IA

Agricultural Research, Extension and Education

1862 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities
Dr. David Baltensperger
Department Head
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
1890 Land-Grant Colleges and Universities
Dr. Kenrett Jefferson-Moore
North Carolina A&T University
Greensboro, NC
1994 Tribal Colleges Institutions
Dr. Michael Oltrogge
Nebraska Indian Community College
Macy, NE
Affiliations: American Indian Higher Education Consortium
Non-Land Grant College or University with Historic Commitment to Research in Food and Agricultural Sciences
Dr. Annette E. Levi
Professor and Chair
California State University, Fresno
Fresno, CA
American Colleges of Veterinary Medicine
Dr. Mark Lawrence
Professor and Director, Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Fish
Mississippi State University
Mississippi State, MS
Affiliations: Association of American Veterinary Colleges

Industry, Consumer or Rural Interests

Rural Economic Development/Animal Producer
Robin Beck
Rockin’ Sheep Products
Livermore Falls, ME
National Consumer Interest Group
Richard De Los Santos
Director Texas Office of Produce Safety
Texas Department of Agriculture
Austin, TX
National Forestry Group
Dr. James Allen
Executive Director of the School of Forestry
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ
National Conservation or Natural Resource Group
Chad Ellis
Industry Relations, Manager
Noble Research Institute
Ardmore, OK
National Conservation or Natural Resource Group
Dr. Jayson Lusk
Department Head, Ag Economics
Purdue University
West Lafayette, LA
Private Sector Organizations involved in International Development
Dr. Robert Zeigler
Director General Emeritus
Metro Manila Philippines