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Wyoming Wheat Marketing Commission

The Wyoming Wheat Marketing Commission goals are to develop and maintain wheat markets in the national and global marketing of wheat while partnering with the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and US Wheat.

The Commission supports local sampling and quality testing of wheat. Producer education and research are a prime goal also. Communication efforts with producers, agencies, and other entities involved with wheat production is an ongoing project. WMC offers workshops and seminars on producers opportunities and consumer education. We endorse sound fiscal policies and wise stewardship of resources. Our vision for the Wyoming wheat grower is to : EXPAND AND MAINTAIN WHEAT MARKETS FOR WYOMING'S PRODUCERS



Board of Directors

Wyoming Wheat Marketing Commission Directors:


Chairman

John Watson I'm John Watson a 51 year old wheat farmer who lives 12 miles south of Guernsey, I grew up in Guernsey the son of a miner and teacher. I started working for a farmer south of town after my junior year of High School, and in 1976 married his daughter and came back to start farming the summer of 1977. Kathy , my wife, and I have three children. Our oldest daughter , Angie, and her husband ,Nate, live in Wichita. Nate is a mechanical engineer who works in the airline industry. They have three of our grandchildren. Our second daughter, Debbie is married to Sean, they are both nurses and work for Gem City Bone and Joint in Laramie. They also have one of my grandsons. My Son, Tom is married to Jo and they live in Laramie where he is a civil engineer with WWC. They are expecting to give use a granddaughter in March.

My hobbies other than farming are watching High School sports, hunting, and spending time with my grandkids. Kathy and I have led the Guernsey-Sunrise chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes for the past four years. I served 16 years on my local school board, and am still active in the local school accreditation committee. I served 9 years on the board of The Wheatland Coop. In 1997 I participated in American Cyanamid”s Statesman Program. I have served as President of WWGA from 2001-2004. I have served on various church boards over the last 30 years.
John Watson
1195 S Guernsey Rd
Wheatland, WY 82201
(307) 836-2647
jkwatson@vistabeam.com

Vice-Chairman

Theron Anderson I am a fourth generation agriculture producer that lives in the Albin area where my Great Grandfather homesteaded in 1887. I have been involved with wheat production all of my life and belong to the Wyoming Wheat Growers to help promote the industry. I have been producing Certified Wheat and Proso Millet seed for several years. I have also had the University of Wyoming irrigated wheat varity trial on my pivots for several years. I am in the process of changing part of my farm to no-till, with crop rotations sunflowers, millet, corn being used for that and would like to find different crops that would work in the rotations with wheat the base crop. Theron Anderson
5958 Co Rd 225
Albin, WY 82050
(307) 245-3476
evergreen8@sisna.com

Director

Tim Anderson Tim Anderson was raised on a 4th generation farm, which was homesteaded by his great grandfather in 1887. He is currently in partnership with his father on a 5500 acre farm in southwest Wyoming raising wheat, pinto beans, oats and hay millet seed. The farm consists of 850 acres of irrigated land and the balance of the ground is dry land production.

Tim has a certified seed business to help market his crops along with a small trucking company.

He attended the University of Wyoming majoring in crop science before returning to the farm fulltime.

Tim has served on the following board: Wyoming Wheat Growers for 11 years of which he was President for two years; Laramie County FSA Committee for 10 years of which he was Chairman for four years; Laramie County Underground Advisory Water Board for eight years, and Wyoming Wheat Commission for seven years of which he is currently Chairman.

Tim Anderson at the Lien Awa Industrial Corporation flour mill.

Tim Anderson
5720 Rd. 225
Albin, WY 82050
prairiefarmstim@rtconnect.net

Director

My name is Lois Van MARK and I oversee the daily operations of our family-owned dry-land farm in Goshen County. We have a no-till operation utilizing a four-year rotation of wheat, sunflowers, millet, and summer fallow.

I have previously served on the Wheat Commission as Chairman and was recently appointed again by Governor Mead to serve for three years. During my previous terms, I was able to represent the Commission on the Board of Directors of US Wheat Associates. I am also a member of the Wyoming Wheat Growers Association where I have served as President.

I was elected to the Torrington Town Council in 1993 and served until 1998. I was also elected to the Goshen County Board of Commissioners in 1991 and served until 2001 when I received the appointment to serve as the USDA Farm Service Agency State Executive Director, until 2009.

I am active in the Goshen County Fair 4-H program, Goshen County and state-wide Republican Party, and attend the North Hills Baptist Church in Lingle, WY.

Lois Van MARK
4706 Road 62
Torrington, WY 82240
307-259-8078 loisvm@prairieweb.com

Director

Casey Madsen I am a wheat producer in SE Wyoming. I have been a member of the Wyoming Wheat Growers Association since 1999. I am a single father raising two teenagers and love it very much! I raise hay, grain millet and Hard White Wheat. I did have a cow/calf operation until I sold out of it two years ago due to personal choices. I am a past president of the Wyoming Wheat Growers Association. I sit on the US Wheat, Hard White Wheat Committee as the National Association of Wheat Growers representative. Casey Madsen
439 Co Rd 164
Pine Bluffs, WY 82080
(307) 245-3484
farmboywy@gmail.com

Executive Director

Keith Kennedy Keith Kennedy was born and raised on a farm/ranch in northeast Colorado, near Pierce. After obtaining an associate’s degree in agriculture at Northeastern Junior College, he operated the family farm until 1995, when he purchased an industrial spraying business in southeastern Wyoming. He lives near Laramie with his wife Jeanne. In 2002, he earned an Ag Business bachelor’s degree from the University of Wyoming, and in 2005, a Master of Agribusiness from Kansas State University. During 2004, the spraying business was sold, and Keith began operating Agrimind, a consulting and management firm. He presently serves as the executive director of the Wyoming Ag Business Association and the Wyoming Wheat Marketing Commission, and also lobbies for the Wyoming Crop Improvement Association, Wyoming Wheat Growers Association, and Wyoming Ethanol. He also works in risk management education, R & D, and agricultural appraisal, and as an active Certified Crop Advisor, he serves on the Rocky Mountain CCA Board. He has volunteered as an EMT and firefighter for 17 years, serving as chief for 4 years, and currently volunteers as a lector and hospitality minister at the Newman Center in Laramie. Keith Kennedy
459 Roger Canyon Rd
Laramie, WY
82072-9587
agrimind@wyoming.com
 
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