Bruce Knight

Bruce Knight is a nationally recognized expert on conservation, agriculture and the environment. With a long track record of bringing strategic workable solutions to complex and controversial issues, he understands the workings of farm and conservation policy from the grassroots to the national level. Coupled with his national policymaking experience is a pragmatic approach to […]

Kimberly Raikes

Kimberly is an urban farmer, community outreach coordinator and produce-safety educator in Baltimore, Md. Her passion for farming originates from her family’s farm in Fort Mitchell, Virginia. Kimberly developed Whitelock Community Farm from Baltimore’s Adopt-A-Lot program in the Whitelock neighborhood. The 1-acre footprint provides fresh, healthy produce to residents and share knowledge and passion about […]

Aaron Krueger

Aaron Krueger is a fourth-generation farmer in the southwest corner of Owensville, Indiana, where he manages 870 acres of corn, soybeans and soft red winter wheat with his grandfather. His conservation practices have created more resiliency on his land and reduced his input use just three years into implementation, and he’s got a plan to […]

Matt Splitter

Matt was raised on the ancestral home just outside Lorraine, Kansas. In the fall of 2011, Matt and his wife, Janna, seeded their first winter wheat crop. Matt has served on multiple boards, including; Central Prairie Co-op Board of Directors, Team Marketing Alliance Board of advisors, Rice County Extension Board as Chairman and the Kansas […]

Christopher Adams

Christopher Adams is partner at Adams Family Farm in Grand Forks, ND., where he grew up. Following high school, he earned a Biology pre-health degree from the University of North Dakota. Upon graduation Christopher had a decision to make, continue on his current path to dental school or to join the family operation. His decision was […]

Rob Barley

Rob is a co-owner in Star Rock Farms., along with his brother Tom and cousin Abe, where they farm over 12,000 acres of corn, wheat and soybeans, milk 1,700 cows, own a 4000-sow farrow to finish hog operation and operate a 2,000 feedlot, finishing cattle for themselves as well as others. Rob is responsible for […]

Justin Ransom

Dr. Justin Ransom is the Senior Director of Sustainable Food Strategy at Tyson Foods. He works with subject matter experts, business leaders and external partners to develop and implement sustainability strategies that will have a positive impact on the company, the supply chain and the communities in which Tyson operates. Justin’s academic background in Animal […]

Max Teplitski

Max Teplitski is Chief Science Officer for The International Fresh Produce Assn., which serves the entire fresh produce and floral supply chain by seamlessly integrating world-facing advocacy and industry-facing support. Max oversees association-wide initiatives, government relations and advocacy efforts in sustainability, regenerative and climate-smart agriculture, supply chain efficiency, ag technology innovation, sustainable packaging and food safety.

Hansel New

Hansel New is Director of Sustainability at Dairy Farmers of America, a farmer-owned cooperative and one the world’s leading dairy food companies. In this role he leads sustainability programs across the co-op and helps members and DFA business units implement a variety of environmental conservation practices. He is privileged to serve on a variety of sustainability-focused […]

Amy Saltzman

Amy is a senior program officer leading the foundation’s Mississippi River initiative, which seeks to support healthy soils, clean water and a restored and resilient Mississippi River system. Before joining the foundation, Amy was a senior program analyst at the International Food Policy Research Institute’s HarvestPlus program, focusing on the intersection of agriculture and nutrition […]