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About The Alliance

The Alliance

Create lifelong relationships, give back and never stop growing

Agricultural thought leaders. Change agents. Innovators. AFA alumni enthusiastically seek new ideas and perspectives that help them contribute to the future of food, agriculture and natural resources.

Every alum gets exclusive access to programs and offerings that no other professionals in the industry get. Best of all, there's no membership fee! Just learning, connection and fun.

National AFA Alliance Advisory Council

The Advisory Council oversees the Alliance Alumni Network. During their terms, the ten council members support the mission of the Alliance and cultivate relationships among fellow alumni that encourage engagement with AFA. The National AFA Alliance Advisory Council is integral in fulfilling the mission of the Alliance.

Recognize fellow alumni through the Bridge Builder Award and Celebration
Bring alumni together through casual, formal and virtual events
Encourage a philanthropic spirit among alumni and help alumni reconnect by volunteering and giving
Help AFA alumni to grow as thought leaders and change agents
Advisory Council Members
Clayton Michael-Butler
Clayton Michael-Butler
Chair, National AFA Alliance Advisory Council + Territory Sales Manager
Thunder Creek Equipment
Brad Blaha
Brad Blaha
Coordinator of Recruiting and Academic Services
South Dakota State University
Jessica Blosberg
Jessica Blosberg
Online EFL and Agriculture Teacher
Jacob Dailey
Jacob Dailey
Agency Manager
Terra Financial, Inc.
Nathan Laudan
Nathan Laudan
Director of Education
American Royal Association
Kate Maertens
Kate Maertens
DDG Merchandiser
Renewable Products Marketing
Mikaela Maloney
Mikaela Maloney
Social Media and PR Manager
IDEAL INDUSTRIES, INC.
Topanga McBride
Topanga McBride
Integrated Producer
Middle
Heather Volpe
Heather Volpe
NK Seed Brand Marketing Lead
Syngenta
Ellen Zimmerman
Ellen Zimmerman
Director, Industry Relations
U.S. Grains Council