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Agriculture Future of America
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AFA Announces New Board Members
KANSAS CITY, MO — June 25, 2012 —Agriculture Future of America is proud to welcome Stan Howell and Mike
Vande Logt to its Board of Directors.
“AFA is pleased to announce the election of these outstanding national leaders to its board,” said Sandy
Kemper, chairman of the board. “We welcome them to our director team and are thrilled to have their
experience and vision helping guide AFA’s future.”
Howell serves as vice president of the North American Commercial Unit of Dow AgroSciences. Howell has
served Dow in a variety of positions since he joined The Dow Chemical Company as a trainee in 1976. His
current responsibilities include the pest management business, Mycogen Seeds commercial organization,
traits and germplasm licensing business and the healthy oils business. Howell studied marketing in
Bloomington, Ill., at Indiana University.
Vande Logt is executive vice president and chief operating officer of seed for Land O’Lakes Inc. He has served
the agriculture industry for 32 years, 22 of which he has spent at Land O’ Lakes. His personal interest in AFA
was piqued after attending the 2011 AFA Leaders Conference in Kansas City, Mo. Vande Logt completed
undergraduate studies in agronomy and graduate studies in plant breeding in Madison, Wis., at the University
Both Dow AgroSciences and Land O’Lakes are valued Organizational Partners of AFA. These leaders were
elected to AFA’s Board of Directors during the June 2012 Board of Directors meeting. The following board
members were also reelected to the board for another term – Geralyn Hayes, Bunge North America vice
president of human resources; Pete Goetzmann, Archer Daniels Midland vice president; Orion Samuelson,
WGN Radio/RFD TV agribusiness director; Kevin Stiles, Midwest Dairy Association senior vice president of
marketing and industry coordination; and Joshua Sosland, Sosland Publishing Company vice president.
AFA’s Board of Directors represents many of the country’s leading agri-businesses, land-grant universities,
associations and producers. They meet three times each year to give strategic guidance to the organization as
well as providing industry perspective on AFA’s programming efforts.
AFA’s mission is to create partnerships that identify, encourage and support outstanding college men and
women who are preparing for careers in the agriculture and food industry. With student participation
increasing 38 percent in the last five years, AFA leader development programs have impacted nearly 7,000
students from more than 115 universities in 42 states since its inception in 1996. AFA has awarded more than
$6 million in academic and leader development scholarships. For more information about AFA, visit
www.agfuture.org or contact Megan Karlin at firstname.lastname@example.org.