Board of Directors

Board members are recognized leaders from food and agricultural corporations, educational institutions, associations, trade media and production agriculture. The AFA Board of Directors meets three times annually to provide strategic and fiduciary oversight for the organization.

Camile Abrams
Camille Abrams
Senior Vice President, Finance, Energy and Processing and Food Ingredients
CHS Inc.
Travis Becton
Travis Becton
Global Director Cotton & Sugar Production Systems
John Deere
Teddy Bekele
Teddy Bekele
Chief Technology Officer
Land O'Lakes, Inc.
Abe Hughes
Abe Hughes
General Manager - Agriculture Division
Trimble Inc.
Scott Kay
Scott Kay
Vice President U.S. Crop
BASF
Kate Lambert
Kate Lambert
Director of Marketplace Education and Engagement
Farm Credit
Joel Mathiowetz
Joel Mathiowetz
Mathiowetz Family Farms
Matt Plitt
Matt Plitt
President and CEO
Valent
Julie Anna Potts
Julie Anna Potts
President and CEO
North American Meat Institute
Chandra Reddy
Chandra Reddy
Dean of the College of Agriculture, Human and Natural Sciences and Director of Research/Administrator of Extension
Tennessee State University
Steve Reno
Steve Reno
President, Global Seed Business Platform
Corteva Agriscience
Gwyn Schramm
Gwyn Schramm
SVP, Strategic Accounts & Licensing
Bayer Crop Science
Jen Shomenta
Jen Shomenta
President, Global Edible Oils Solutions
Cargill
Mark Stewart
Mark Stewart
President & CEO
Agriculture Future of America
R. Elaine Turner
R. Elaine Turner
Dean of the College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Florida
Manda Tweten
Manda Tweten
President, Strategic Customers
ADM
Megan Weidner
Megan Weidner
Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, Strategic Customers
Bunge North America
Susan Zaripheh, Ph.D.
Susan Zaripheh, Ph.D.
Vice President, Global Juice Category Lead for Technical Innovation & Supply Chain
Coca-Cola
Lifetime Members
Sandy Kemper
Sandy Kemper
Chair & Founder
C2FO
J. Mariner Kemper
J. Mariner Kemper
Chair & CEO
UMB Financial Corporation
L. Joshua Sosland
L. Joshua Sosland
President
Sosland Publishing Company
K Russell Weathers
K. Russell Weathers
Chairman
Agriculture Future of America
AFA Alliance Representative
Clayton Michael-Butler
Clayton Michael-Butler
Territory Sales Manager
Thunder Creek Equipment