Iowa Farm Bureau president appointed to CAST board
The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology, one of the nation’s most prestigious, varied and credible sources for the study, development and communication of agriculture and food science research, has appointed Iowa Farm Bureau Federation President Craig Hill to their Board of Trustees.
Hill fills the position vacated by American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman.
CAST is an organization dedicated to widening the reach of task force reports and scientific progress in various areas of scientific study. “Hundreds of member societies, companies, cooperatives and non-profit entities are a part of CAST. Developed in 1972, the group is the pre-eminent source of science-based information which lawmakers, regulators, policymakers, media and the public turn to—not just in Iowa—but around the nation. Members of the CAST Board of Trustees are asked to share their knowledge and perspectives concerning emerging issues and challenges facing agriculture and food production systems in order to further the CAST mission to communicate credible science-based information about agriculture. We know that Mr. Hill’s extensive experience in dealing with ag issues, both at the state and national levels, will make him a valuable asset to the Trustees. We welcome him to our expanding circle of active stakeholders,” said Linda Chimenti, CAST executive vice president.
“Some of the best minds in the nation share their work through CAST. Whether it is research shared on genetically modified seeds or soil science, this work is vital in keeping agriculture and food and energy production sustainable, not just in Iowa, but around the nation. It is a privilege to serve on this esteemed Board of Trustees,” said Hill. Hill begins his three-year term immediately.
The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation is a grassroots, statewide organization dedicated to enhancing the People, Progress and Pride of Iowa. More than 153,000 families in Iowa are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve farm and rural prosperity. For more information about Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit the online media center at www.iowafarmbureau.com.
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