Martin R. Barbre
Vice President of Engagement and Government Relations
Rural Investment to Protect our Environment (RIPE)
Martin is a past president of the National Corn Growers Association Corn Board, where he led negotiations for the 2014 Farm Bill, and is a member of the Illinois Corn Growers Association. He was chair of the National Corn Growers Association Biotechnology Working Group and served on the White County Farm Bureau Board for 24 years. In 2018, Martin was appointed USDA Risk Management Agency administrator. He is a lifelong farmer who uses conservation practices on the 6,000 acres he farms with his son. Martin splits his time between Illinois and Kentucky.