National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) members elected Gary Beachner, president and CEO of Beachner Grain Inc. in Parsons, Kan., as the association's new industry chairman during the 118th annual convention March 30-April 1 in Hilton Head, S.C.

Beachner also serves on the NGFA's Board of Directors and Executive Committee, and previously served a two-year term as second vice chairman.


Elected as NGFA's new first vice chairman was John Heck, senior vice president for business development at The Scoular Company, Omaha, Neb. NGFA's newly elected second vice chairman is Eric Wilkey, president of Arizona Grain Inv., Casa Grande, Ariz.