Board of Directors


The Board of Directors holds the ultimate governing authority and responsibility of the association. The Board is composed of 24 retailer representatives from five geographical regions (Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Great Plains and West) and 19 industry supplier representatives from all areas of the agricultural retail sector (Crop Protection and Seed, Fertilizer, Equipment, Technology and Other Services).

Northeast - Region 1

Paul Nelson
Carolina Eastern-Vail, Inc.
Salem, NY

Steve Patterson
Southern States Co-op
Richmond, VA

Southeast - Region 2

Andrew Duff
Pinnacle Ag Holdings
Memphis, TN

Joe Hodges
The Andersons, Inc.
Maitland, FL

Dooie Leach
FCI Inc.
Reaford, NC

Dave Thomas
Helena Chemical Co.
Collierville, TN

Tim Witcher
GreenPoint Ag
Memphis, TN

Midwest - Region 3

Amy Asmus
Asmus Farm Supply
Rake, IA

Harold Cooper
Immediate Past-Chairman
Premier Ag Co-op, Inc.
Columbus, IN

Kyle Maple
Winfield Solutions
Shoreview, MN

Tim McArdle
Chairman
Brandt Consolidated
Springfield, IL

Steve Nielsen
United Suppliers    
Eldora, IA

John Oster
Chairman-Elect
Morral Companies
Morral, OH

Scott Schertz
Schertz Aerial Service
Hudson, IL

Rod Wells
Growmark, Inc
Bloomington, IL

Plains - Region 4

Chris Pearson 
South Dakota Wheat Growers
Aberdeen, SD

Billy Pirkle
Crop Production Services
Loveland, CO

Randy Stephens
SureGrow Ag Products
Comanche, TX

West - Region 5

Mark Aldax
Mid Valley Ag Services
Linden, CA

Dave Dufault
J.R. Simplot Company
Boise, ID

Bill Hubbell
Wilco-Winfield
Mt. Angel, OR

Troy Johnson
Vice Chairman
Wilbur-Ellis
San Francisco, CA

Ian McGregor
The McGregor Company
Colfax, WA

Crop Protection and Seed

John Demerly
Dow AgroSciences
Indianapolis, IN

Mark Helt
Monsanto Company
St. Louis, MO

Mike Hemman

DuPont Crop Protection
Fresno, CA

John Kapser
FMC Agricultural Products
Philadelphia, PA

Al Luke
Bayer CropScience
Research Triangle, NC

Bill Rowland
BASF
Macon, MO 

Jeff Sands
Syngenta
Washington, DC

Fertilizer

TIm Richie
Mosaic USA, Inc.
Plymouth, MN

Phil Gough
El Dorado Chemical
Rock Wall, TX

Gary Halvorsen
CHS Crop Nutrients
St. Paul, MN

Brooke McMullin
International Raw Materials 
Philadelphia, PA

Brett Nightingale
CF Industries
Deerfield, IL

Gary Vogen
Yara North America
Tampa, FL

Equipment

Rob Henderson
Waconia
Waconia, MN

Ken Lehmann
Case IH
Racine, WI

Dave Webster
AGCO Corporation
Duluth, GA

Matt Tripp
John Deere Company
Lenexa, KS

Technology and Services

Greg Line
CoBank
Minneapolis, MN

Nishan Majarian
Agrian, Inc.
Fresno, CA

State Affiliate Representative

Mary Hartney
Florida Fertilizer and AgriChemical Assoc.
Lakeland, FL

Ex-Officio

Daren Coppock
President & CEO
Agricultural Retailers Assoc.
Washington, DC

Scott McMurray
AgProfessional Magazine
St. Louis, MO

Chris Jahn
The Fertilizer Institute
Washington, DC

Jay Vroom
CropLife America
Washington, DC

Leroy Startz
ING
Dallas, TX