Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Management and direction of the Center are vested in the Board of Directors comprised of not less than 12 or more than 27 members.  The purpose of the Board is to advise the Executive Director in the development of a budget, on the policies and procedures of the Center, in the funding of research grant proposals, and on program planning and review.

Although there is no specific directive as to how the Board is to be comprised, the objective has been to make sure that membership represents different geographic areas of the State and reflects a balance among the agricultural, forestry, environmental, academic, public policy and planning communities

  • Dr. Craig Beyrouty
  • Mr. Steve Black - Vice President
  • Dr. William W. Bowerman
  • Dr. Russell B. Brinsfield
  • Mr. Robert Butz
  • Honorable Addie Eckardt
  • Mr. Jay Falstad
  • Mrs. Frances H. Flanigan
  • Mr. Edwin Fry
  • Ms. Amy Jacobs
  • Honorable James W. Gilchrist
  • Mr. Brett Grohsgal
  • Ms. Isabel Hardesty
  • Mr. Ed Heikes
  • Mr. Trey Hill
  • Dr. Terron L. Hillsman
  • Mr. Steven Jones
  • Mr. Andrew McLean
  • Honorable Thomas "Mac" Middleton - President
  • Mr. Donald C. Outen
  • Ms. Alison Prost
  • Mr. Ernie Shea
  • Ms. Pat Stuntz
  • Mr. Keith Wills
  • Ms. Lucy B. Wright

President Emeriti
The Honorable Harry R. Hughes

Members Emeriti

  • Mr. K. King Burnett
  • Mrs. Ajax Eastman
  • Mrs. Nina Rodale Houghton
  • Mr. Robert Hutchison