Steve Dittmer has nearly 30 years experience in management, marketing, and communications in the beef industry. He co-published CALF News magazine for nearly 20 years. His column, "Ruminatin,'" garnered a national following for gathering facts, analyzing situations and laying out implications and options for readers to digest. He emphasized the benefits of other industry sectors as partners rather than enemies and evaluation of everything in terms of the ultimate customer. Dittmer also co-owned a contract publishing company. Other previous professional experiences include serving as a beef council CEO, association communications director and small-time rancher. Additionally, he was member of Beef... VIEW BLOG »
Christy Couch Lee has served on the Livestock Publications Council (LPC) board of directors for more than 10 years, and is the 2013-14 president. She was named a 2012 International Federation of Agricultural Journalists Young Leader award winner, presented at the IFAJ in Stockholm, Sweden. VIEW BLOG »
Dr. Frank Garry is a professor in the Colorado State University Department of Clinical Sciences with a focus primarily on dairy cattle. Garry provides large-animal clinical services, teaches veterinary students, and conducts research at CSU's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. VIEW BLOG »
| Gary H. Baise is an Illinois farmer and trial attorney at the law firm Olsson Frank Weeda Terman Matz PC, specializing in agricultural and environmental issues in state and federal court. He also serves as outside General Counsel for the U.S. Grains Council, Agricultural Retailers Association, National Association of Wheat Growers, National Sorghum Producers and counsel to the American Soybean Association. Baise is actively involved in a number of agricultural associations, including the Farm Foundation. He also formerly served on the USDA's Agricultural Air Quality Task Force. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Western Illinois University and... VIEW BLOG »
Joseph Craine studies the functioning of nutrient-limited grasslands. At the heart of it all is understanding grass: how it's built and how it works. Craine earned his B.S. from Ohio State University and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. VIEW BLOG »
| Agriculture Future of America is a leader development organization for college students and young professionals in agriculture, providing scholarships, career opportunities and professional development training. Emma Likens, a junior studying agricultural journalism at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, is the marketing and communications intern and also serves as an AFA Campus Ambassador. VIEW BLOG »
| Emily Meredith serves as the Communications Director for the Alliance and manages all aspects of the communications strategy. She is responsible for the Issues Management Committee and coordinating effective responses to the issues of the industry. VIEW BLOG »
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