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

Texas Cattle Feeders Association

Josh Winegarner

Cattle Empire, LLC

Tera Barnhardt, DVM
Tom Super

National Chicken Council

Tom Super

American Farm Bureau Federation

Scott Bennett

Hy-Line North America

Pete Block

National Corn Growers Association

Mike Lefever

Merck Animal Health

Jessica Meisinger, Ph.D

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Ed Frank

Genus PIC

Emily Metz

American National CattleWomen, Inc.

Reba Mazak

United Egg Producers

Chad Gregory

New Mexico State University

Robert Hagevoort, Ph.D

National Pork Producers Council

Dallas Hockman


Lyle Orwig

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


Rachel Weber

Elanco Animal Health

Colleen Parr Decker


Adam Proctor

Iowa Soybean Association

Aaron Putze

U.S. Poultry and Egg Association

Rafael Rivera

Farm Journal Media

Cliff Becker


Ashley DeDecker, Ph.D

American Veal Association

Adnan Aydin, Ph.D

Morning Fresh Farms

Derek Yancey