NCFAP’s Board of Trustees

NCFAP Board Chair Stanley Johnson– Emeritus Professor, former Director of the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development (CARD), and former Vice-Provost for Extension, Iowa State University.

NCFAP Board Vice-Chair Christopher Goldthwait – U.S. Ambassador to Chad (1991-1999), Former General Sales Manager, USDA Foreign Agriculture Service.


Mary AhearnCouncil of Food, Agriculture, and Resource Economics (C-FARE); formerly Economic Research Service, USDA.

Harold Birch – Executive Vice President, Family Farms Group

Mark Drabenstott – Consultant; Former Director of the Center for Study of Rural America.

Joseph A. Dunn – Professor and Associate Dean for Research, D’Youville College. Formerly Deputy Undersecretary,  USDA-REE.

William H. Meyers – Emeritus Professor, University of Missouri.

Bobby Moser – Formerly Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, Environment, Ohio State University.

Denise Swink – CEO, Smart Manufacturing Leadership Coalition (2007); Senior Advisor US Resilience Project