U.S. Wheat Associates Select New Officer Team

The U.S. Wheat Associates Board of Directors chose new officers during their virtual annual meeting on July 17. The new officers for 2020-2021 are Chairman Darren Padget of Oregon, Vice-Chair Rhonda Larson of Minnesota, Secretary-Treasurer Michael Peters of Oklahoma, and Past Chairman Doug Goyings of Ohio. USW officers were elected to those one-year positions during the board of directors’ meeting last January. The USW is the export market development organization representing U.S. wheat farmers. “We are all very disappointed that we couldn’t hold our meeting in Ohio as originally planned,” says Chairman Padget. “We had wanted to publicly thank Chairman Goyings, his family, and the team from the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Board for their dedicated leadership over this past year.” Padget added that Goyings did a wonderful job as chair and that he “hopes to meet his example with his help.” The new USW Chair is a fourth-generation farmer from Oregon, with dryland wheat and a summer fallow rotation currently producing registered and certified seed on 3,400 acres every year. He previously held positions on the Oregon Wheat Growers League board of directors and the executive committee for seven years.