National AFA Alliance Advisory Council

Alliance Alumni Network

Create lifelong relationships, give back and never stop growing

The National AFA Alliance 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.

We are currently seeking alumni who are passionate and dedicated to supporting the mission of AFA and strengthening the agriculture and food industry. Applications for the National AFA Alliance Advisory Council close on Nov. 30.

Click here to see Council position description and expectations.

National AFA Alliance Advisory Council Duties

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
Mark Avilla
Grafted Tree Leadership
Brad Blaha
Brad Blaha
Coordinator of Recruiting and Academic Services
South Dakota State University
Danielle Cooney-Benson
Field Scientist
Corteva Agriscience
Jacob Dailey
Council Vice Chair + Crop Insurance Specialist
Jackson Crop Insurance
Nora Faris
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP
Sarah Hill
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Tommy Justison
Managing Director & CIO
Justison Farms
Amanda Martin
Manager of Annual Giving
Farm Foundation
Nick Tarleton
Supervisor, U.S. Supply Chain - Quality Systems
McDonald's Corporation
Monica Thornburg
Manager of Industry Relations
Missouri Beef Industry Council