Association for
Communication Excellence

in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences

2016-2017 Board Members


Steve Miller
Senior Editor
College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
University of Wyoming Extension


Suzanne Steel
Assistant Director, Communications

The Ohio State University

College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

614-292-9637 Office / 614-582-3184 Mobile

Vice President

Elizabeth Gregory North
Office of Agricultural Communications
Mississippi State University

Past President

Brad Beckman
Communication Specialist
K-State Research and Extension
Kansas State University

Retirees Director

Janet Rodekohr

Learning Community Director

Mary Wirth
Director, College Relations & Communications
College of Agricultural Sciences
Pennsylvania State University

229 Ag Administration Building
University Park, PA 16802


Professional Development Director

Victor Villegas
Technology & Media Support Coordinator
Oregon State University Extension Service


Research Director

Courtney Meyers
Associate Professor, Agricultural Communications
Texas Tech University

Marketing Director

Dennis Thomas
Production Coordinator
College of Agriculture, Food Science & Sustainable Systems
Cooperative Extension Building 400 East Main St.Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 502-597-6800

Membership Director

Beth Forbes
Science Communication Director/Continuing Lecturer

Youth Development and Agricultural Education Dept.

Purdue University

615 W. State Street

West Lafayette, IN  47907-2053


Executive Director

Holly Young
59 College Road, Taylor Hall
Durham, NH 03824
855-657-9544 / Alt. Ph 603-862-1564 / Fax 603-862-1585

Treasurer -- Ex Officio

Becky Koch
North Dakota State University, Ag Communication Director
Morrill 7, Dept. 7070, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND  58108-6050
Office: 701-231-7875, Cell: 701-799-3998

Development Officer

Donna Sheffield
Dept. of Communications & Agricultural Education
Kansas State University

Association for Communication Excellence in Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Life and Human Sciences
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