WASHINGTON — The National Wheat Foundation (NWF) elected new officers at their Annual meeting on March 7, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. Bernard Peterson from Loretto, KY was elected chair. Bernard raises winter wheat, corn and soybeans along with his brothers and nephew. Peterson Farms is very civic-minded and involved in their community, state and national farm organizations.
Scott Brown from Soda Springs, ID was elected vice chair. “I have always believed that it’s important for every individual to be involved in their industry, whether you’re a school teacher, a banker, or a garbage collector. Telling your story and working to steer the direction of your industry is important, said Scott Brown.
Gary Broyles from Rapelje, MT was elected secretary/treasurer. Gary was re-elected to his second three-year term as a director on the board of the National Wheat Foundation due to his passion for agriculture and the people who derive their living from the ag industry.
NWF also elected new directors: Ken Wood, who farms in north central Kansas, Brian Walker, a consultant who has worked in the flour milling business for over 40 years, and Carl Schwienke, Vice President of grain supply for Siemer Milling Company.
“The makeup of the Board of the National Wheat Foundation is very important so that we get representation and expertise from all across the wheat value chain. We are very excited to welcome all these new board members and know that their contributions are critical to advancing our work in research, education and outreach for the wheat industry. We thank our past board members and will miss having Joe Kejr (KS), Chuck Elsea (KS), and Scott Swenson (MN) on the board. Their contributions were numerous and have helped lay the foundation for our current and future projects,” said NWF chair Bernard Peterson.
About the National Wheat Foundation
The National Wheat Foundation was established by the industry to serve as the national center for wheat research, education and outreach. The Foundation works to advance the wheat industry through strategic research, education and outreach collaborations, guided by core values of grower centeredness, integrity, honesty and trustworthiness.
The Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated and headquartered in Washington, D.C., governed by a nine-member Board of Directors, overseen by Chandler Goule, Executive Director and managed by Anne Osborne, project manager, who is assisted by the staff of the National Association of Wheat Growers, the Foundation’s sole member.
–National Wheat Foundation