Executive Committee

Consortium Executive Committee for 2016 through 2017 annual meeting:


Consortium Executive Committee for 2015 through 2016 annual meeting:


Consortium Executive Committee for 2014 through 2015 annual meeting:


Consortium Executive Committee for 2013 through 2014 annual meeting:

Private-Sector Co-Chair: Joe Hatton

Public-Sector Co-Chair: Tom Akin, USDA-NRCS

Private-Sector Co-Chair Elect: Ken Miller

Public-Sector Co-Chair Elect: Andre Brito, University of New Hampshire, Dairy Nutrition Research Center

Private-Sector Member-at-Large: Diane Schivera, Technical Advisor, Maine Organic Farmers & Gardeners Association

Public-Sector Member-at-Large: Les Vough, Forage Crops Extension Specialist Emeritus, University of Maryland

Private-Sector Past Co-Chair: Bob Richardson, Rocky Acres Farm

Public-Sector Past Co-Chair: Rob DeClue, Area Grazing Lands Mngt. Specialist, Chenango Co. Soil & Water Conservation District

Ex-Officio Member: Don Wild, Stakeholder Action Committee Liaison, Wild Acres Family Farm

Ex-Officio Member: Jim Cropper, Consortium Executive Director

Ex-Officio Member: Howard Skinner, USDA-ARS Liaison

Ex-Officio Member: Edward B. Rayburn, Consortium Principal Investigator, West Virginia University


Consortium Executive Committee for 2012 through 2013 annual meeting:

Private-Sector Co-Chair: Bob Richardson, Warren, MA

Public-Sector Co-Chair: Rob DeClue, Area Grazing Lands Mngt. Specialist, Chenango Co. Soil & Water Conservation District, Norwich, NY

Private-Sector Co-Chair Elect: Joe Hatton, Morgantown, WV

Public-Sector Co-Chair Elect: Tom Akin, USDA-NRCS, Amherst, MA

Private-Sector Member-at-Large: Ken Miller, Ashfield, MA

Public-Sector Member-at-Large: Andre Brito, University of New Hampshire, Durham, New Hampshire

Private-Sector Past Co-Chair: Rachel Gilker, Voorheesville, NY

Public-Sector Past Co-Chair: Jill Ott, USDA-NRCS, Frenchtown, NJ

Ex-Officio Member: Don Wild, Stakeholder Action Committee Liaison, Great Valley, NY

Ex-Officio Member: Jim Cropper, Consortium Executive Director, Greensboro, NC

Ex-Officio Member: Howard Skinner, ARS Liaison, USDA-ARS Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit, University Park, PA

Ex-Officio Member: Edward B. Rayburn, Consortium Principal Investigator, West Virginia University, PMorgantown WV


Consortium Executive Committee for 2011 through 2012 annual meeting:

Private-Sector Co-Chair: Rachel Gilker, UVM Center for Sustainable Agriculture

Public-Sector Co-Chair: Jill Ott, USDA-NRCS Frenchtown Service Center, NJ

Private-Sector Co-Chair Elect: Bob Richardson, Rocky Acres Farm, Warren, MA

Public-Sector Co-Chair Elect: Rob DeClue, Area Grazing Lands Mngt Specialist, Chenango Co, NY

Private-Sector Member-at-Large: Joe Hatton, Morgantown, WV

Public-Sector Member-at-Large: Tom Akin, USDA-NRCS, Amherst, MA

Private-Sector Past Co-Chair: Clyde B. Bailey, Charleston, WV

Public-Sector Past Co-Chair: Stephen J. Herbert, U. Mass. Dept of Plant, Soil, Insect Sci., Bowditch Hall, Amherst, MA

Ex-Officio Member: Angus Johnson, Chair Action Committee, South Salem, NY 10590

Ex-Officio Member: Jim Cropper, Consortium Executive Director, Greensboro, NC

Ex-Officio Member: Howard Skinner, ARS Liaison, Plant Physiologist, USDA-ARS, University Park, PA

Ex-Officio Member: Edward B. Rayburn, West Virginia University, Morgantown WV