NCFAP’s Board of Trustees
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.
Vice-Chair: Christopher Goldthwait – U.S. Ambassador to Chad, 1991-1999; Former General Sales Manager, USDA Foreign Agriculture Service.
Mary Ahearn – Council of Food, Agriculture, and Resource Economics (C-FARE); formerly Economic Research Service, USDA.
Harold Birch – Executive Vice President, Family Farms Group
Gale Buchanan — former USDA Chief Scientist and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics; former Dean and Director of the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of Georgia.
Mark Drabenstott – Consultant; Former Director of the Center for Study of Rural America (Kansas City Fed).
Michael Harrington – Former Executive Director Western Association of Agricultural Experiment Station Directors.
Terry Hurley — Austin A. Dowell Professor of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota.
William H. Meyers – Emeritus Professor, University of Missouri.
Bobby Moser – Formerly Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, Environment, Ohio State University.
Steven Pueppke — Professor of Plant, Soil and Microbial Sciences; Center for Global Change and Earth Observations and Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Michigan State University.
Denise Swink – CEO, Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (2007); Senior Advisor US Resilience Project
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.