RFA Ethanol Podcast

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Carrie Muehling

  • Novus International, Inc. announced that François Fraudeau plans to retire as President and Chief Executive Officer after 28 successful years with the company. Novus’s Board of Directors will hire a former Novus Executive, Dan Meagher, to be the next President and CEO, effective April 1st, 2020.
  • Ringneck Energy of Onida, S.D. has joined the Renewable Fuels Association as its newest producer member, with CEO Walt Wendland being elected to the RFA Board of Directors at the association’s recent annual meeting in Minneapolis.
  • Swanson Russell welcomes Michael Bartsch, Heather Caha, Stephen Geiser, Leah Giess, Lisa Schumacher and R.J. Shrimpton.
  • The Western Growers Board of Directors has unanimously selected Dave Puglia as the organization’s next President and Chief Executive Officer. Puglia will succeed current President and CEO Tom Nassif, who is retiring after 18 years as a forceful and effective leader in the nation’s agriculture industry, on February 1, 2020.
  • The Farm Credit Administration board has selected Roger Paulsen to serve as FCA’s chief examiner and director of the agency’s Office of Examination. Mr. Paulsen succeeds Robert Coleman, who was named FCA’s chief operating officer in August.
  • The American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors has officially appointed Constance Cullman as president and chief executive officer of the association and the president of the industry’s public charity, the Institute for Feed Education and Research.
  • The American Farm Bureau Federation supports the Seeding Rural Resilience Act sponsored by Sens. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), which is designed to help farmers respond to stress and decrease the stigma associated with mental health care in rural communities. The full text of the Seeding Rural Resilience Act is available here.
  • The Board of Directors of Rodale Institute, the global leader in regenerative organic agriculture, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Moyer as Chief Executive Officer.
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