Member organizations are listed in order of join date.
The following steering committee members serving as in their personal capacity.
Vice Chair, Nebraska Corn Board; Member, Corn Board, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA); Chair, Board of Directors, Field to Market; Past President, Nebraska Corn Growers Association; Past President, Nebraska Agricultural Technologies Association
Brandon raises corn, soybeans, seed corn, popcorn and sorghum on his family farm in Giltner, Nebraska. Brandon is a graduate of NCGA’s Leadership At Its Best and Advanced Leadership Program.
Board of Directors, American Soybean Association; President, County Farm Bureau; former President, Arkansas Soybean Association
Brad operates Berger Farms/Eagle Seed with his wife Joyce in Weiner, AR. They grow soybeans, rice, wheat and cereal rye. He’s attended the ASA DuPont Young Leader program and Leadership At Its Best, in addition to a REAP Tour and Soybean Leadership College. He’s also on the ASA Advocacy Communications Team.
Co-Chair, Solutions from the Land; Past President, National Corn Growers Association
Fred is a fourth-generation grower who has farmed for over forty years. He raises corn, soybeans, and wheat. As an advocate, Fred promotes agriculture as a solution to many sustainability challenges. He feels it is imperative to produce more in a sustainable way, while also providing ecosystem services.
Partner and chief agronomy operations officer with Jorgensen Land & Cattle
Bryan and his family have operated over 12,000 acres of no-till, non-irrigated crop ground in Ideal, South Dakota, for over 35 years. They also practice cover crops, diverse crop rotations and livestock integration. Bryan is active in groups such as the South Dakota Crop Improvement Association and Nutrient Research and Education Council, as well as the USDA NRCS Voices for Soil Health and Soil Health Mentoring. He was one of the founding members of the South Dakota Soil Health Coalition.
OTHER LEADERSHIP AND ADVISORY COMMITTEES
RIPE is governed by a board of directors that is a majority agricultural producers. We also have multiple groups in addition to the steering committee that advise the organization and inform the policy. They include the inclusion, diversity, equity and access (IDEA) committee, Farmer Advisory Network (FAN) and technical advisory committee (TAC).