Agriculture Future of America elects new director

Agriculture Future of America is pleased to welcome Megan Weidner of Bunge North America to its board of directors.

The AFA board represents recognized leaders from agri-businesses, land-grant universities, associations and production agriculture. Weidner was elected during the AFA board of director’s meeting in June.

“Bunge has been a long-time partner of AFA, and we are thrilled to have Megan Weidner join our board of directors,” said Russ Weathers, AFA chairman. “Weidner’s passion and knowledge of the industry will be of great benefit to the organization.”

A native of northeast Ohio, Weidner currently resides in St. Louis, Missouri. In 2015, she joined Bunge North America as its vice president of corporate responsibility and sustainability. She earned a bachelor’s degree in soil, environmental and atmospheric science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a graduate certificate in advanced studies in environmental policy and management. Weidner is active in the industry with organizations such as Field to Market and MANRRS—Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Services.

“I am excited to join the board and use my knowledge and experience to help AFA develop a comprehensive, sustainable and innovative program for the next generation of agriculture leaders,” Weidner said.

The AFA Board of Directors serve as volunteers. The board meets three times throughout the year to provide strategic oversight and guidance for the organization’s operations. In total, the bylaws of the organization allow for 18 seated directors, which are divided into three classes, as well as, lifetime directors and a representative from the AFA Alliance, AFA’s young professional group.