The National Grain and Feed Association has elected Hal Reed of Ohio as its new chairman. Reed previously served two-year terms as first and second vice chairman, respectively. He is president of the Grain and Ethanol Group at The Andersons Inc., Maumee, Ohio, a diversified company founded in 1947.

In his capacity as president of The Andersons’ Grain and Ethanol Group, Reed oversees the operations of 20 grain terminal elevators with a combined storage capacity exceeding 100 million bushels. The Andersons’ grain facilities ship more than 300 million bushels annually, primarily in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. He also oversees The Andersons’ investments in three ethanol plant limited liability corporations.

Other new officers elected at the association’s recent national convention include:

  • David R. Hoogmoed as first vice chairman. Hoogmoed is executive vice president of Land O’Lakes Inc., Shoreview, Minn., and chief operating officer for feed for Land O’Lakes Purina Feed LLC. Hoogmoed is a 30-year veteran of the feed industry.
  • Bailey Ragan as second vice chairman. Ragan is vice president and general manager of Bunge Grain, St. Louis, Mo., where he oversees all operational and commercial activities of one of Bunge North America’s six business units.

 Kendell W. Keith, continues as the association’s president, the top executive staff officer. Each of these officers also serves on the National Grain and Feed Association’s board of directors and executive committee.


At the annual convention, members of the National Grain and Feed Association also elected 15 industry members to serve on its 60-member board of directors.

Elected to three-year terms on the NGFA Board of Directors were:

  • Martin J. Anderson, president, GrainStore Elevators, Galesburg, Ill.
  • Alan Brewer, vice president, North American health and nutrition, Evonick Degussa Corp., Kennesaw, Ga.
  • Paul DeBruce, chief executive officer, DeBruce Grain Inc., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Scott Dubbelde, general manager, Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co., Hanley Falls, Minn.
  • Ken Eckhardt, vice president, commodities and energy, Aventine Renewable Energy Inc., Pekin, Ill.
  • Joe Neal Hampton, president, Oklahoma Grain and Feed Association, Enid, Okla.
  • Greg Konsor, general manager, grain operations, Gavilon Grain LLC, Omaha, Neb.
  •  Duane Madoerin, merchandising manager, Gold-Eagle Cooperative, Goldfield, Iowa
  • Scott Mills, vice president and feed grains manager, Lansing Trade Group LLC, Overland Park, Kan.
  • Robert Nawrot, general merchandiser, Central States Enterprises Inc., Heathrow, Fla.
  • Hugh Parker, director, commodities purchasing, Corn Products International Inc., Westchester, Ill.
  • Andrew Riffe, marketing manager, Stratford Grain Co., Stratford, Texas
  • John Ripple, general manager, Morrow County Grain Growers Inc., Lexington, Ore.
  • Jack Smit, vice president and general manager, agribusiness, Furst-McNess Co., Freeport, Ill.
  •  Randall Wuttke, vice president, Farm City Elevator Inc., Darien, Wis.

The board of directors elected 13 of its members to serve on the association’s 18-member executive committee:

  •  Kevin Adams, president and chief executive officer, CGB Enterprises Inc., Mandeville, La.
  •  Erik Anderson, president, Louis Dreyfus Commodities, Wilton, Conn.
  • Gary Beachner, chief executive officer and general manager, Beachner Grain Inc., St. Paul, Kan.
  • Rick Browne, senior vice president, grain, CHS Inc., St. Paul, Minn.
  • Rick Calhoun, vice president, Grain and Oilseed Supply Chain North America, Cargill Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.
  •  Sharon Clark, vice president, transportation, Perdue AgriBusiness Inc., Salisbury, Md.
  • Paul DeBruce, chief executive officer, DeBruce Grain Inc., Kansas City, Mo.
  • Scot Hillman, chief executive officer, J.D. Heiskell & Co., Tulare, Calif.
  •  Craig Huss, vice president, transportation and grain, Archer Daniels Midland Co., Decatur, Ill.
  • Greg Konsor, general manager, grain operations, Gavilon Grain LLC, Omaha, Neb.
  • Steve Nail, president and chief executive officer, Farmers Grain Terminal Inc., Greenville, Miss.
  • Gary Olsen, group vice president, grain, Ag Processing Inc., Omaha, Neb.
  • Eric Wilkey, president, Arizona Grain Inc., Casa Grande, Ariz.