NCFAP’s Board of Trustees

December 10, 2019: With great sadness we note the death of our friend and colleague Joe Dunn, NCFAP CEO from 2009 through 2018, and Trustee since 2019.   Joseph A Dunn passed away on November 30, 2019.  Here is one eulogy to Joe from his friends at NCFAP.

NCFAP Board Chair Stanley Johnson– Emeritus Professor, former Director of the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD), and former Vice-Provost for Extension, Iowa State University.

NCFAP Board Vice-Chair Christopher Goldthwait – U.S. Ambassador to Chad (1991-1999), Former General Sales Manager, USDA Foreign Agriculture Service.


Mary AhearnCouncil of Food, Agriculture, and Resource Economics (C-FARE); formerly Economic Research Service, USDA.

Harold Birch – Executive Vice President, Family Farms Group

Mark Drabenstott – Consultant; Former Director of the Center for Study of Rural America.

William H. Meyers – Emeritus Professor, University of Missouri.

Bobby Moser – Formerly Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, Environment, Ohio State University.

Denise Swink – CEO, Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (2007); Senior Advisor US Resilience Project