Our board members are the visible embodiment of our commitment to securing the future of animal agriculture. It is through their dedication to the entire animal agriculture community—and the Alliance—that we are able to achieve our goals and gain real progress toward our mission of bridging the communication gap between farm and fork.

American Feed Industry Association

Sarah Novak

Chairman of the Board

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Cooper Farms

Terry Wehrkamp

Immediate Past Chairman

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National Turkey Federation

Joel Brandenberger


American Sheep Industry Association

Chase Adams

American Veal Association

Adnan Aydin, Ph.D

Cattle Empire, LLC

Tera Barnhardt, DVM

Farm Journal Media

Cliff Becker

American Farm Bureau Federation

Scott Bennett

Hy-Line North America

Pete Block

Diamond V

Jeff Cannon


Ashley DeDecker, Ph.D

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Ed Frank

Genus PIC

Jer Geiger, DVM

American National CattleWomen, Inc.

Evelyn Greene

United Egg Producers

Chad Gregory

New Mexico State University

Robert Hagevoort, Ph.D

National Pork Producers Council

Dallas Hockman


Casey Hushon

National Pork Board

Brett Kaysen, Ph.D.


Christina Lood

United Soybean Board

Larry Marek

Dairy Management Inc.

Lisa McComb

North American Meat Institute

Eric Mittenthal


Suniti Mujumdar

Elanco Animal Health

Colleen Parr Decker


Adam Proctor

Iowa Soybean Association

Aaron Putze

U.S. Poultry and Egg Association

Rafael Rivera
Tom Super

National Chicken Council

Tom Super

Merck Animal Health

Judson Vasconcelos, DVM, Ph.D

Texas Cattle Feeders Association

Josh Winegarner

Morning Fresh Farms

Derek Yancey