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AGRICULTURAL RETAILERS ASSOCIATION

1156 15th St N.W., Ste 302, Washington, DC 20005; 202/457-0825, 800/535-6272, FAX: 202/457-0864

Web site: www.aradc.org

CEO/Exec Dir: Jack Eberspacher (jack@aradc.org)

VP, Legislative Policy Dir & Counsel: Richard Gupton, J.D.

VP, Regulatory Policy & Corp Relations: Jim Thrift (jthrift@aradc.org)

Comms Dir: Stacy Mayuga (stacy@aradc.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Dec 1-3, Jacksonville, FL

Membership: 1,000+

AGRICULTURE COUNCIL OF AMERICA

11020 King St, Ste 205, Overland Park, KS 66210; 913/491-1895, FAX: 913/491-6502

Web site: www.agday.org

Pres: Jennifer Pickett (jennyp@nama.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Mar 12, National Agriculture Day

Membership: 200

AGRICULTURE FUTURE OF AMERICA

PO Box 414838, Kansas City, MO 63141;

816/472-4232, 888/472-4232, FAX: 816/472-4239

Web site: www.agfuture.org

Year established: 1996

Number of employees: 5

Pres/CEO: Russ Weathers (russell.weathers@agfuture.org)

Dir of Dev: Matt Bornhorst

Program/Comms Mgr: Brian Friedman

Mtgs: 2009--Nov 5-8, Kansas City, MO

AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL EDITORS' ASSOCIATION

120 W. Main St, PO Box 156, New Prague, MN 56071; 952/758-6502, FAX: 952/758-5813

Web site: www.ageditors.com

Year established: 1923

Number of employees: 2

CEO/Exec Dir: Den P. Gardner (ageditors@aol.com)

Mtgs: 2009--Aug. 1-5, Fort Worth, TX

Membership: 401 ag communicators (active and affiliate)

Dues: $175 ($100 for new members for 2009)

AMERICAN AGRICULTURAL LAW ASSOCIATION

PO Box 835, Brownsville, OR 97327; 541/466-5444, FAX: 541/466-3311

Web site: www.aglaw-assn.org

Year established: 1980

Number of employees: 1

Exec Dir: Robert P. Achenbach Jr. (roberta@aglaw-assn.org)

Membership: 700

Dues: $90

AMERICAN ANGUS ASSOCIATION

3201 Frederick Ave, St. Joseph, MO 64506; 816/383-5100, FAX: 816/233-9703

Web site: www.angus.org

Year established: 1883

Number of employees: 110

CEO: Bryce Schumann (bschumann@angus.org)

COO: Bill Bowman

VP, Industry Relations: Jim Shirky

Comms & PR: Amber Wahlgren, Lea Ann Maudlin

Mtg/Conv Plnr: Shelia Stannard (sstannard@angus.org)

Membership: 34,000

Dues: $30

AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION

1120 Connecticut Ave N.W., Washington, DC 20036; 202/663-5100, 800/226-5377, FAX: 202/828-6078

Web site: www.aba.com

Year established: 1875

Number of employees: 350

Pres/CEO: Donald Oglivie

Comms Mgr: Virginia Dean

Membership Dir: Paul Katz

Mtgs: 2009--Nov 15-18, San Antonio, TX

Ag Dir: John Blanchfield (jblanchf@aba.com)

Membership: 10,000

AMERICAN BUSINESS MEDIA

675 Third Ave, New York, NY 10017; 212/661-6360, FAX: 212/370-0736

Web site: www.americanbusinessmedia.com

Year established: 1906

Number of employees: 22

Pres/CEO: Gordon T. Hughes II

COO: Jean Maddalon

Sr VP, Media Svcs: John Holden (j.holden@abmmail.com)

Mtgs: 2009--May 3-5, Annual Spring Meeting, Amelia Island, FL

Membership: 350+ media or associate

AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION

600 Maryland Ave S.W., Ste 1000 W., Washington, DC 20024; 202/406-3600, FAX: 202/406-3602

Web site: www.fb.org

Year established: 1919

Pres: Bob Stallman (bstallman@fb.org)

CEO/Exec VP: Richard W. Newpher (richardn@fb.org)

Dir, Public Policy: Mary Kay Thatcher (mkt@fb.org)

PR Dir: Don Lipton (donl@fb.org)

Dir Conv: John Hawkins (jhawkins@fb.org)

IT & Comms Dir: Dave Francis (dave@fb.org)

Membership: 5.5 million

AMERICAN FEED INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

2101 Wilson Blvd, Ste 916, Arlington, VA 22201; 703/524-0810, FAX: 703/524-1921

Web site: www.afia.org

Year established: 1909

Number of employees: 12

Pres & Treasurer: Joel Newman (jnewman@afia.org)

VP, PR/Comms Mgr: Anne Keller (akeller@afia.org)

Membership Dir: Sarah Novak (snovak@afia.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Jan 28-30, International Feed Expo, Atlanta, GA; Mar 9-13, Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference, Destin, FL; Sep 14-17, Liquid Feed Symposium, Nashville, TN; Nov 5-7, Equipment Manufacturers Conference, Ft. Myers, FL

Membership: 500 feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers

Dues: Based on tonnage/sales

AMERICAN SEED TRADE ASSOCIATION INC.

225 Reinekers Ln, Ste 650, Alexandria, VA 22314; 703/837-8140, 888/890-7333, FAX: 703/837-9365

Web site: www.amseed.org

Year established: 1883

Number of employees: 14

Pres/CEO: Andrew LaVigne

VP, Science & Intl Affairs: Bernice Slutsky (bslutsky@amseed.org)

VP, Comms: Gretchen Flanley (gflanley@amseed.org)

VP, Govt Affairs: Leslie Cahill (lcahill@amseed.org)

Sr Dir, Seed Health & Trade: Ric Dunkle (rdunkle@amseed.org)

Dir, Membership: Jason Laney

Mtg/Conv Plnr: Jennifer Lord

Mtgs: 2009--Jun 20-24, Tampa, FL

Membership: 700

AMERICAN SHEEP INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION

9785 Maroon Cir, Ste 360, Englewood, CO

80112-2692; 303/771-3500, FAX: 303/771-8200

Web site: www.sheepusa.org

Year established: 1989

Number of employees: 10

Exec Dir: Peter Orwick (porwick@sheepusa.org)

Mtg/Conv Consultant: Judy Malone (judym@sheepusa.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Jan 22-24, San Diego, CA

Membership: 9,000

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRICULTURAL CONSULTANTS

N78 W14573 Appleton Ave, Ste 287, Menomonee

Falls, WI 53051; 262/253-6902, FAX: 262/253-6903

Web site: www.agconsultants.org; www.agconsultants.com

Year established: 1963

Exec Dir: Carroll Merry (cmerry@countryside-marketing.com)

Mtgs: 2009--Oct, Washington, DC

Membership: Professional consultants representing all disciplines

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRONOMY'S CCA AND CPAG CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

677 S. Segoe Rd, Madison, WI 53711; 608/273-8085, FAX: 608/273-2081

Web site: www.agronomy.org/certifications

Year established: 1907

Number of employees: 40

Dir: Luther Smith (lsmith@agronomy.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Nov, ASA, Pittsburgh, PA

Membership: 13,650 individuals professionally certified in agronomy

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF AGRONOMY, CROP SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA, SOIL SCIENCE SOCIETY OF AMERICA

677 S. Segoe Rd, Madison, WI 53711; 608/273-8080, FAX: 608/273-2021

Web site: www.agronomy.org

Science policy office: 900 2nd St N.E., Ste 205, Washington, DC 20002

Year established: 1907

Number of employees: 43

CEO/Exec Dir: Ellen G. M. Bergfeld (ebergfeld@agronomy.org)

Membership Dir: Susan Chapman (schapman@agronomy.org)

Comms Mgr: Sara R. Uttech (suttehc@agronomy.org)

Mtg/Conv Dir: Keith Schlesinger (kschlesinger@agronomy.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Nov 1-5, Pittsburgh, PA

Membership: 11,000 agronomy, crop, soil, and environmental professionals, and students

Dues: $10-$129

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANIMAL SCIENCE

1111 N. Dunlap Ave, Savoy, IL 61874; 217/356-9050, FAX: 217/398-4119

Web site: www.asas.org

Year established: 1908

Number of employees: 4

Exec Dir: Meghan C. Wulster-Radcliffe (meghanwr@assochg.org)

Assoc Exec Dir: Paula P. Schultz (paulas@assochq.org)

Mtg/Conv Pint: Amanda Yates (amanday@assochq.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Jul 12-16, Montreal, QC; 2010--Jul 11-15, Denver, CO

Membership: 5,000

Dues: $135

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF FARM MANAGERS AND RURAL APPRAISERS

950 S. Cherry St, Ste 508, Denver, CO 80246; 303/758-3513, FAX: 303/758-0190

Web site: www.asfmra.org

Year established: 1929

Number of employees: 9

Exec VP: Brian Stockman (bstockman@asfmra.org)

Mktg Mgr: Lee A. Bieneman (lbieneman@asfmra.org)

Comms/PR/IT Mgr: Cheryl L. Cooley (ccooley@asfmra.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Jul 19-23, Intl Farm Mgt Congress, Bloomington, IL; Oct 25-31, Annual Convention, Denver, CO

Membership: 2,500

Dues: $10-$600

AMERICAN SOYBEAN ASSOCIATION

12125 Woodcrest Executive Dr, Ste 100, St. Louis, MO 63141; 314/576-1770, FAX: 314/576-2786

Web site: www.soygrowers.com

Year established: 1920

Number of employees: 21

CEO: Stephen Censky (scensky@asaim.soy.org)

Exec Dir, Grower & Industry Relations: Bill Schuermann

Mtg/Conv Plnr: Abby Podkul

Comms Dir: Bob Callanan (bcallanan@soy.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Feb 26-28, Commodity Classic, Grapevine, TX

Membership: 23,000

Dues: $70 (avg)

AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

1931 N. Meacham Rd, Ste 100, Schaumburg, IL

60173; 847/925-8070, 800/248-2862, FAX: 847/925-1329

Web site: www.avma.org

Governmental relations office: 19109 Sunderland Pl N.W., Washington, DC 20036

Year established: 1863

Number of employees: 140

Comms Dir: J. B. Hancock (jbhancock@avma.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Seattle

Membership: 76,000 veterinarians

Dues: $250

ANIMAL HEALTH INSTITUTE

1325 G St, N.W., Washington, DC 20005; 202/637-2440, FAX: 202/393-1667

Web site: www.ahi.org

Pres/CEO: Alexander Matthews (amatthews@ahi.org)

VP, Legislative & Public Affairs: Ron Phillips

Mgr, Legislative & Public Affairs: Brigid Zeller

ASSOCIATION OF EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS

6737 W. Washington St, #2400, Milwaukee, WI 53214; 414/272-0943, FAX: 414/272-1170

Number of employees: 50

Pres: Dennis Slater

Ag Council: Charlie O'Brien (cobrien@aem.org)

PR Dir: Pat Monroe

BIOTECHNOLOGY INDUSTRY ORGANIZATION

1201 Maryland Ave, SW, Ste 900, Washington, DC 20024; 202/962-9200, 800/255-3304, FAX: 202/962-9201

Web site: www.bio.org

Year established: 1993

Number of employees: 100

Pres/CEO: James Greenwood

VP, Comms: Jeff Joseph

Exec VP, Food & Agriculture: Sharon Bomer

VP Conventions: Robbi Lycett

Mtgs: 2009--May 18-21, Atlanta, GA

Membership: 1,100

Dues: Based on sales

CANADIAN AGRI-MARKETING ASSOCIATION--MANITOBA

19 Saul Miller Dr, Winnipeg, MB R2V 3V9; 204/339-0985, FAX: 204/339-0993

Web site: www.cama.org

Exec Dir: George Fraser (camamb@mts.net)

Membership: 100

Dues: $110

CANADIAN AGRI-MARKETING ASSOCIATION--ONTARIO

22 Guyers Dr, RR 3, Port Elgin, ON N0H 2C7; 519/389-6552

Web site: www.cama.org

Exec Dir: Mary Thornley (camaont@bmts.com)

CANADIAN AGRI-MARKETING ASSOCIATION--QUEBEC

19 Arvida, Granby, QC J2H 2B7; 514/978-0486, FAX: 450/465-8094

Web site: www.cama.org

Year established: 2002

President: Luc Gagnon (info@acamquebec.org)

Membership: 40

Dues: $100

Mtgs: 2009--April

CANADIAN AGRI-MARKETING ASSOCIATION--SASKATCHEWAN

7 Todd Bay, Regina, SK S4K 1X5; 306/586-6460, FAX: 306/791-4845

Web site: www.cama.org

Year established: 1996

Number of employees: 1

CEO/Exec Dir: Tracey L. Irwin (tldigintel@sasktel.net)

CONSERVATION TECHNOLOGY INFORMATION CENTER

3495 Kent Ave, Ste J100, West Lafayette, IN 47906-1073; 765/494-9555, FAX: 765/463-4106

Web site: www.conservationinformation.org

Year established: 1982

Number of employees: 5

Exec Dir: Karen Scanlon (scanlon@conservationinformation.org)

Comms Dir: Rachel Doctor (doctor@conservationinformation.org)

Mtg/Conv Plnr: Purity Mason (mason@conservationinformation.org)

Membership: 30 corporate, 35 institutional, 180 individuals

COUNTRY LIVING ASSOCIATION

16020 Swingley Ridge Rd, Ste 300, Chesterfield, MO 63017; 636/449-5088, FAX: 636/449-5051

Web site: www.countrylivingassociation.org

Year established: 2006

Exec Dir: Courtney Yuskis (yuskis@drakeco.com)

Mtgs: 2009--Oct, Kansas City, MO

Membership: 14,000 families and individuals who reside in the country

CROPLIFE AMERICA

1156 15th St N.W., Ste 400, Washington, DC 20005; 202/296-1585, FAX: 202/463-0474

Web site: www.croplifeamerica.org

Year established: 1933

Number of employees: 31

Pres/CEO: Jay J. Vroom

(jvroom@croplifeamerica.org)

VP, Comms: Rex Runyan

Exec VP/Gen' Counsel: Douglas Nelson

Exec VP/Govt & Public Affairs: Beau Greenwood

Mtg/Convention Plnr: Cornelia Homer (chorner@croplifeamerica.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Sept 25-30, Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

Membership: 84

DAIRY MANAGEMENT INC.

10255 W. Higgins Rd, Ste 900, Rosemont, IL 60018; 847/803-2000, FAX: 847/803-2077

Web site: www.dairycheckoff.com

Year established: 1995

CEO: Tom Gallagher

Sr VP, Industry Image & Relations: David Pelzer (davidp@rosedmi.com)

Corp Relations Mgr: Mollie Waller (molliew@rosedmi.com)

Mtg/Conv Plnr: Pat Van Duys

Membership: 18

FARM EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION

1000 Executive Pkwy, Ste 100, St. Louis, MO

63141-6369; 314/878-2304, FAX: 314/878-1742

Web site: www.farmequip.org

Year established: 1951

Number of employees: 5

CEO/Exec Dir: Robert K. Schnell (bob@farmequip.org)

VP, State Legislative: Vernon Schmidt (vernon@farmequip.org)

Membership Dir: Hannah Hamontree

Mtg/Conv Mgr: Sarah Stevener (sarah@farrnequip.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Apt 2-4, Phoenix, AZ; Nov 4-7, Atlanta, GA; 2010--Nov 3-6, Dallas, TX

Membership: 630 small manufacturers, suppliers and wholesalers of "shortline" farm equipment

Dues: $235-$920

FARM FINANCIAL STANDARDS COUNCIL

N78 W14573 Appleton Ave, #287, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051; 262/253-6902, FAX: 262/253-6903

Web site: www.ffsc.org

Year established: 1988

Administrator: Carroll E. Merry

(cmerry@countryside-marketing.com)

FARM FOUNDATION

1301 W. 22nd St, Ste 615, Oak Brook, IL 60523-2197; 630/571-9393, FAX: 630/571-9580

Web site: www.farmfoundation.org

Year established: 1933

Pres: Neilson Conklin (neil@farmfoundations.org)

VP: Sheldon Jones

Comms Dir: Mary Thompson

THE FERTILIZER INSTITUTE

820 First St N.E., Ste 430, Washington, DC 20002; 202/962-0490, 202/962-0577, FAX: 202/962-0577

Web site: www.tfi.org

Year established: 1883

Number of employees: 18

Pres: Ford West

VP, Public Affairs: Kathy Mathers (kmathers@tfi.org)

Comms Dir: Harriet Wegmeyer (hwegmeyer@tfi.org)

PR Spec: Estelle Grasset (egrasset@tfi.org)

Membership: 200

INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY BANKERS

1615 L Street NW, Ste 900, Washington, DC 20036; 202/659-8111, FAX: 202/659-8439

Web site: www.icba.org

Number of employees: 58

Pres/CEO: Camden Fine (cam.fine@icba.org)

Ag Dir: Mark Scanlon (mark.scanlon@icba.org)

Comms Dir: Karen Tyson (karen.tyson@icba.org)

Conferences Dir: Jan Meyer (jan.meyer@icba.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Mar 18-22, Natl Convention, Phoenix, AZ

INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONAL SEED ASSOCIATION

PC Box 241312, Omaha, NE 68124-5312; 402/991-3550

Web site: www.ipsaweb.com

Year established: 1989

Number of employees: 2

CEO: Greg Ruehle (ipsagreg@aol.com)

Exec Asst: Jennifer Bird (jbird1978@gmail.com)

Mtgs: 2009--Jan 20-22, Indianapolis, IN; 2010--Jan 19-21, Indianapolis, IN

Membership: 250 (seed and associate) independently-owned seed companies

Dues: $750-$2,500 (based on annual sales)

IRRIGATION ASSOCIATION

6540 Arlington Blvd, Falls Church, VA 22042-6638; 703/536-7080, FAX: 703/536-7019

Web site: www.irrigation.org

Year established: 1949

Number of employees: 18

Exec Dir: Deborah Hamlin (deborah@irrigation.org)

Mktg Dir: Stephanie Kaplan (stephanie@irrigation.org)

Member Svcs Dir: Cynthia Amos (cynthia@irrigation.org)

Federal Affairs Dir: John Farner (john@irrigation.org)

Ag Affairs Dir: Erin Field (erin@irrigation.org)

Comms Mgr: Joshua Miller (josh@irrigation.org)

Mtgs Dir: Denise Stone (denise@irrigation.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Dec 2-4, San Antonio, TX; 2010--Dec 5-7, Phoenix, AZ; 2011--Nov 6-8, San Diego, CA

Membership: 2,000

INTERNATIONAL FARM MANAGEMENT CONGRESS

N78 W14573 Appleton Ave, #287, Menomonee

Falls, WI 53051 ; 262/253-6902, FAX: 262/253-6903

Web site: www.ifma17.org

Exec Dir: Carroll Merry (cmerry@countryside-marketing.com)

Mtgs: 2009--Jul 19-25, Intl Farm Mgt Congress, Bloomington, IL

LIVESTOCK PUBLICATIONS COUNCIL

910 Currie St, Fort Worth, TX 76107; 817/336-1130, FAX: 817/232-4820

Web site: www.livestockpublications.com

Year established: 1974

Number of employees: 1

Exec Dir: Diane E. Johnson (dianej@flash.net)

Membership: 200

MID AMERICA CROPLIFE ASSOCIATION

11327 Gravels Rd, Ste 201, St. Louis, MO 63126; 314/849-9446, FAX: 314/849-0988

Web site: www.maca.org

Year established: 1967

Number of employees: 2

Exec Dir: Bonnie McCarvel

Mtgs: 2009--Sep 9-10, St. Louis, MO

Membership: 65

NATIONAL 4-H COUNCIL

7100 Connecticut Ave, Chevy Chase, MD 20815; 301/961-2800, FAX: 301/961-2894

Web site: www.fourhcouncil.edu

Year established: 1976

Number of employees: 200

Pres/CEO: Don Floyd (dfloyd@fourhcouncil.edu)

Sr VP, Resource Dev: Jennifer Sirangelo (jsirangelo@fourhcouncil.edu)

VP Rural/Agribusiness Dev: Roger Olson

Corp Relations Mgr: Anarosa Garcia (agarcia@fourhcouncil.edu)

Membership: 6.5 million

NATIONAL AGRI-MARKETING ASSOCIATION

11020 King St, Ste 205, Overland Park, KS 66210; 913/491-6500, FAX: 913/491-6502

Web site: www.nama.org

Year established: 1957

Number of employees: 6

Exec VP/CEO: Jennifer Pickett (jennyp@nama.org)

Programs & Info Svcs Mgr: Kathi Conrad

Mtgs: 2009--Apr 15-17 Atlanta, GA

2010--Apr 21-23, Kansas City, MO

Membership: 1,600

Dues: $150-$190

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION

1005 "E" St S.E., Washington, DC 20003; 202/546-5722, FAX: 202/546-5726

Web site: www.agaviation.org

Year established: 1967

Number of employees: 5

CEO/Exec Dir: Andrew Moore (amoere@agaviation.org)

Asst Exec Dir: Peggy Knizner

Comms Dir: John Aaron Blanchette

Mtgs: 2009--Dec 7-9, Las Vegas, NV

Membership: 1,350

Dues: $450

NATIONAL ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT CROP CONSULTANTS

349 E. Nolley Dr, Collierville, TN 38107; 901/861-0511, FAX: 901/861-0512

Web site: www.naicc.org

Year established: 1978

Exec VP: Allison Jones (jonesnaicc@aol.com)

Membership: 515

Dues: $225

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF FARM BROADCASTING

700 Branch St, Ste 8, PC Box 500, Platte City, MO

64079; 816/431.4032, FAX: 816/431.4087

Web site: www.nafb.com

Year established: 1944

Number of employees: 5

Exec Dir: Bill O'Neill (bill@nafb.com)

Office Mgr: Susan Tally (susan@nafb.com)

Mtgs: 2009--Nov 10-12, Kansas City, MO

Membership: 512 individuals whose common purpose is to bring voice to agricultural and rural issues and news

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF WHEAT GROWERS

415 Second St N.E., Ste 300, Washington, DC

20002-4993; 202/547-7800, FAX: 202/546-2638

Web site: www.wheatworld.org

Year established: 1950

Number of employees: 7

CEO: Daren Coppock (dcoppock@wheatworld.org)

Comms Dir: Melissa George Kessler (mkessler@wheatworld.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Feb 26-28, 2009, Grapevine, TX

Membership: 20 member states

NATIONAL CATTLEMEN'S BEEF ASSOCIATION

9110 E. Nichols Ave, Ste 300, Centennial, CO

80112; 303/694-0305, FAX: 303/770-7745

Web site: www.beefusa.org

Government affairs office: 1301 Pennsylvania Ave

N.W., Ste 300, Washington, DC 20004; 202/347-0228

Year established: 1898

Number of employees: 110

CEO/Exec Dir: Terry Stokes

Sr VP, Govt Affairs: Burton Eller (beller@beef.org)

Sr VP, Governance: Kendal Frazier (kfrazier@beef.org)

Sr VP, Mktg & Comms: Kim Essex (kessex@beef.org)

VP, Corp Relations: Marvin Kokes (mkokes@beef.org)

PAC Dir: Quin Giambrone (qgiambrone@beef.org)

Sr Acct Mgr, Ad: Jill DeLucero (jdelucero@beef.org)

Trade Show Mgr: Kristin Torres (ktorres@beef.org)

Membership Dir: Courtney Kalous (ckalous@beef.org)

Mtg/Conv Plnr: Debbie Kaylor

Cattlemen to Cattlemen Producer: Melissa Tessitore (mtessitore@beef.org)

Comms Mgr: Heather Vaughan (hvaughan@beef.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Jan 28-31, Phoenix, AZ; 2010--Jan 27-30, San Antonio, TX; 2011--Feb 2-5, Denver, CO; 2012 - Feb 1-4, Nashville, TN

Membership: 33,000

Dues: $50 and up

NATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREE ASSOCIATION

16020 Swingley Ridge Rd, Ste 300, Chesterfield, MO 63017; 636/449-5070, FAX: 636/449-5051

Web site: www.realchristmastrees.org

Year established: 1955

CEO: Steve Drake (drake@drakeco.com)

Exec Dir: Pam Helmsing (helmsing@drakeco.com)

Comms Mgr: Rick Dungey

Mtgs: 2009--Aug 12-15, Chattanooga, TN

Membership: 1,400 Christmas tree growers, wholesalers, retailers, Choose & Cut farmers and related industry

Dues: Varies

NATIONAL CORN GROWERS ASSOCIATION

632 Cepi Dr, Chesterfield, MO 63005; 636/733-9004, FAX: 636/733-9005

Web site: www.ncga.com

Year established: 1957

Number of employees: 29

CEO: Rick Tolman (tolman@ncga.com)

VP, Mktg: Fred Stemme

Mktg Comms Dir: Nancy Bunker Koester (ricketts@ncga.com)

Development Dir: Tim Brackman

Mtgs: 2009--Feb 26-28, Grapevine, TX

Membership: 33,000+

Dues: Varies by state

NATIONAL COTTON COUNCIL OF AMERICA

7193 Goodlett Farms Pkwy, Cordova, TN 38016; 901/274-9030, FAX: 901/725-0510

Web site: www.cotton.org

Year established: 1938

Number of employees: 100

Pres/CEO: Mark Lange

Mtg/Conv Plnr: Ellen Carpenter

Membership Dir: John Gibson

Comms Svcs Dir: Marjory Walker

Mtgs: 2009--Feb 15-17, Washington, DC

Dues: Varies per segment

NATIONAL CROP INSURANCE SERVICES

8900 Indian Creek Pkwy, Ste 600, Overland Park, KS 66210; 913/685-2767, 800/951-6247, FAX: 913/685-3080

Web site: www.ag-risk.org

Year established: 1989

Number of employees: 45

CEO/Pres: Robert W. Parkerson

Controller: James M. Crist

PR Mgr: Laurie Langstraat (lauriel@ag-risk.org)

NATIONAL FFA FOUNDATION

PC Box 68960, 6060 FFA Dr, Indianapolis, IN

46268-0960; 317/802-6060, FAX: 317/802-6061

Web site: www.ffa.org

Year established: 1944

Number of employees: 19

Division Dir: Dennis Sargent (dsargent@ffa.org)

Membership: 1,900

NATIONAL FFA ORGANIZATION

6060 FFA Dr, PC Box 68960, Indianapolis, IN

46268-0960; 317/802-6060, FAX: 317/802-6091

Web site: www.ffa.org

Year established: 1928

Number of employees: 151

CEO/Natl Advisor: Larry Case

COO: Doug Loudenslager

Dir, Info Svcs Div: Julie J. Adams

Mtgs: 2009--Oct 21-24, Indianapolis, IN Membership: 507,763 students aged 12 to 21, enrolled in agricultural education programs in all 50 states

Dues: $5

NATIONAL HAY ASSOCIATION

102 Treasure Island Causeway, Ste 201, St.

Petersburg, FL 33706; 727/367-9702, 800/707-0014, FAX: 727/367-9608

Web site: www.nationalhay.org

Year established: 1895

Number of employees: 1

Exec Dir: Donald Kieffer (hayha@aol.com)

Mtgs: 2009--Sept 29-30

Membership: 500+

Dues: $260 and up

NATIONAL PEANUT BOARD

2839 Paces Ferry Rd, Ste 210, Atlanta, GA 30339; 678/424-5750, 866/825-7946, FAX: 678/424-5751

Web site: www.nationalpeanutboard.org

Year established: 2001

Number of employees: 9

Pres/Managing Dir: Raffaela Marie Fenn (rmfenn@nationalpeanutboard.org)

Issues Mgmt & Industry Comms Team Leader: Lisa Agostoni (Imagostoni@nationalpeanutboard.org)

Mktg Coord: Berna Akgun (bakgun@nationalpeanutboard.org)

Comms Coord: Lindsay M. Spencer (Imspencer@nationalpeanutboard.org)

Mktg Specialist: Julie J. Thomason (jjthomason@nationalpeanutboard.org)

Comms Assoc: Ryan J. Lepicier (rjlepicier@nationalpeanutboard.org)

Finance & Compliance Mgr: Maria Mehok (mymehok@nationalpeanutboard.org)

Finance Assoc: DeMarquine Houston (dchouston@nationalpeanutboard.org)

Admin Asst: Catherine Karanja (cwkaranja@nationalpeanutboard.org)

Membership: 10

NATIONAL PORK BOARD

1776 N.W. 114th St, Clive, IA 50325; 515/223-2600, 800/456-7675, FAX: 515/223-2646

Web site: www.pork.org

Number of employees: 71

CEO/Exec Dir: Chris Novak (cnovak@pork.org)

VP, Comms: Mike Wegner (mwegner@pork.org)

Asst VP, Comms: Cindy A. Cunningham (ccunningham@pork.org)

Mtg/Conv Plnr: Kathy Codner (kcodner@pork.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Mar, National Pork Industry Forum

Membership: 70,000

NATIONAL PORK PRODUCERS COUNCIL

10664 Justin Dr, Urbandale, IA 50322; 515/278-8012, FAX: 515/278-8011

Web site: www.nppc.org

CEO: Nell Dierks (dierksn@nppc.org)

Resource Dev & World Pork Expo Dir: John Wrigley

VP, Industry Rel: Dallas Hockman

VP, Public Policy: Kirk Ferrell

NATIONAL SORGHUM PRODUCERS

4201 N. Interstate 27, Lubbock, TX 79403; 806/749-3478, FAX: 806/749-9002

Web site: www.sorghumgrowers.com

Year established: 1955

CEO: Tim Lust

Comms Dir: Hannah Lipps

Mtgs: 2009--Feb 26-28, Commodity Classic

NATIONAL SUNFLOWER ASSOCIATION

4023 State St, Bismarck, ND 58503-0690; 701/328-5100, 888/718-7033, FAX: 701/328-5101

Web site: www.sunflowernsa.oom

Year established: 1981

Number of employees: 4

CEO/Exec Dir: Larry Kleingartner

Mktg Dir: John Sandbakken

Membership Dir: Tina Mittelsteadt

Ad Sis Mgr/Mtg Plnr: Lerrene Kroh (lkroh@sunflowernsa.com)

Membership: 20,000

Dues: $500 regular industry, $325 associate

NORTH AMERICAN EQUIPMENT DEALERS ASSOCIATION

1195 Smizer Mill Rd, Fenton, MO 63026-3460; 636/349-6000, FAX: 636/349-5443

Web site: www.naeda.com

Year established: 1900

Number of employees: 11

Pres/CEO: Paul Kindinger (kindingerp@naeda.com)

COO/VP, Govt Rel & Public Policy: Mike Williams (williamsm@naeda.com)

Managing Editor: Mike Kraemer (kraemerm@naeda.com)

NORTH AMERICAN FARM SHOW COUNCIL

11240 Beacom Rd, Sunbury, OH 43074; 740/524-0658, FAX: 740/524-0658

Web site: www.farmshows.org

Year established: 1972

Exec Coordinator: R. Craig Fendrick (fendrick.l@osu.edu)

Membership: 29 and 13

Dues: $1,000

SOIL & WATER CONSERVATION SOCIETY

945 S.W. Ankeny Rd, Ankeny, IA 50023; 515/289-2331, FAX: 515/289-1227

Web site: www.swcs.org

Year established: 65

Number of employees: 8

CEO/Exec Dir: Craig Cox

Comms Dir: Mark Anderson-Wilk (mark.anderson-wilk@swcs.org)

Membership: 6,000 nonprofit professional society

Dues: $80

SOUTHERN CROP PRODUCTION ASSOCIATION

PO Box 7000, Dawson, GA 39842; 229/995-2125

FAX: 229/995-4000

Web site: www.southcrop.org

Year established: 1954

Number of employees: 4

Exec Dir: Edgar Duskin (southcrop@earthlink.net)

Mtg/Conv Plnr: Trish Donaldson

Mtgs: 2009--Amelia Island, FL

Membership: 70

TURF & ORNAMENTAL COMMUNICATORS ASSOCIATION

120 W. Main St, PO Box 156, New Prague, MN

56071 ; 952/758-6340, FAX: 952/758-5813

Web site: www.toca.org

Year established: 1989

Number of employees: 2

CEO/Exec Dir: Den P. Gardner (tocaassociation@aol.com)

Mtgs: 2009--May 12-14, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Membership: 215 communicators working in the green industry (golf, lawn/landscape, nursery, etc.) Dues: $125 for one member; $75 for additional members from same company

U.S. GRAINS COUNCIL

1400 K St N.W., Ste 1200, Washington, DC 20005; 202/789-0789, FAX: 202/898-0522

Web site: www.grains.org

Year established: 1960

Number of employees: 42

Pres/CEO: Kenneth Hobble (khobbie@grains.org)

Comms Dir: Mike Deering (mdeering@grains.org)

Membership: 108 checkoff boards, agribusinesses and producer groups

U.S. POULTRY & EGG ASSOCIATION

1530 Cooledge Rd, Tucker, GA 30084-7303; 770/493-9401, FAX: 770/493-9257

Web site: www.poultryegg.org

Year established: 1947

Number of employees: 24

Pres: John Starkey (jstarke@poultryegg.org)

Dir, Industry Relations: Henry Truelove

Mtgs: 2009--Jan 28-30, Intl Poultry Expo, Atlanta, GA

U.S. RICE FEDERATION

1902 S. Main St, White Bldg, Stuttgart, AR 72160; 870/673-7541, FAX: 870/673-0115

U.S. WHEAT ASSOCIATES INC.

3103 10th St N., Unit 340-S, Arlington, VA 22201; 202/463-0999 ext 330, FAX: 703/524-4399

Web site: www.uswheat.org

Branch offices: Portland, OR; Beijing, China; Cairo, Egypt; Capetown, South Africa; Casablanca, Morocco; Hong Kong; Lagos, Nigeria; Manila, Philippines; Mexico City, Mexico; Moscow, Russia; Rotterdam, The Netherlands; Santiago, Chile; Singapore; Seoul, Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; Tokyo, Japan; Tunis, Tunisia

Year established: 1980

Number of employees: 79

Pres: Alan T. Tracy

VP, Mktg Programs: Rick Callies (rcallies@uswheat.org)

Comms Dir: Steven J. Mercer (smercer@uswheat.org)

Mtg/Cenv Plnr: Nancy Fisher (nancy fisher@uswheat.org)

Mtgs: 2009--Feb 8-10, Washington, DC

Membership: 18 state wheat commissions

UNITED SOYBEAN BOARD

16640 Chesterfield Grove Rd, Ste 130, Chesterfield, MO 63005-1422; 636/530-1777, 800/989-8721, FAX: 636/530-1560

Web site: www.unitedsoybean.org

Year established: 1990

Number of employees: 7

CEO: John Becherer (jbecherer@unitedsoybean.org)

Exec Dir: Lisa O'Brien

Membership: 68

WORLD AGRICULTURAL FORUM ST. LOUIS

7711 Bonhomme Ave, Ste 400, St. Louis, MO

63105; 314/255-2340

Web site: www.worldagforum.org

Year established: 1996

Number of employees: 3

Chmn/CEO: Dr. Leonard J. Guarraia (wafstl@stlrcga.org)

Mtgs: 2009--May 18-20, Biennial World Congress, St. Louis, MO
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