NAWG president resigns to pursue opportunity in home state

From the NAWG

The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) has announced the resignation of former NAWG president and Sharon Springs, Kans. farmer, David Schemm. Schemm has resigned his position to pursue other professional opportunities in his home state of Kansas.

“During his time as president of NAWG, David helped move the wheat industry forward, grew its presence on Capitol Hill and improved its relationship with the media and other farm organizations,” said NAWG CEO Chandler Goule. “As president, David wanted to ensure voices from all wheat farmers were heard, so he made monthly visits to wheat states to get a better understanding of what is and isn’t working for growers.

“David constantly worked to get NAWG’s priorities and messaging out by participating in weekly interviews, testifying on behalf of the organization to Congress, and took every opportunity to talk to members and agency officials on the importance of reauthorizing the farm bill. While David will be missed, I know he will continue to do important things for the state of Kansas. David’s leadership will have a lasting impact on the organization and we wish his family and him all the best.

“NAWG’s past president and Montana farmer, Gordon Stoner, has been chosen to assume the duties and role of the president until the next officer election at the 2018 Commodity Classic.”