2020 – 2021 NAFBAS Committee List


Executive Committee

Conducts the annual meeting, makes committee assignments, conducts the Board of Directors meeting, and carries out duties as provided in the by-laws and as directed by the membership through the Board of Directors.
NameLocationPosition Held
Laura PowersKentuckyPresident
Chelsea PlummerKansasVice President
Anthony BarrettNebraskaSecretary - Treasurer
John JonesMichigan Past President
Jim McCabeIllinoisExecutive Director
Brett GoodwinIllinoisDirector
Michelle SeifertNebraskaDirector
Dean ZieglerWisconsinDirector
Eric HoflandIowaDirector


Assist in the planning and site selection of the upcoming national meeting with the host state. Develop additional professional development opportunities as directed by the membership.
John Jones (MI) - ChairJessica Lynn (WI)Delyn Marshall (IL)Douglas Dillivan (IA)Michelle Seifert (NE)
Laura Powers (KY)Krista Robertson (IL)Dean Ziegler (WI)


Combines the efforts of three previous committees: Association Analysis, Farmer Usage of Computers, and Tax Preparation with Computers. To provide methods for members to stay informed of technology by advances which assist our programs. To study various analysis programs. To study new computer software. To suggest services NAFBAS members can utilize to enhance our programs.
Jessie Shoopman (IL) - ChairChelsie Plummer (KS)Heidi Reifstack (IL)Eric Hofland (IA)Brad Zwilling (IL)
Andrew Rahe (NE)Jonathan McGuire (IL)Collin Verasselt (WI)Roger Klenke (KS)Kayla Brashears (KY)


Combines the efforts of four previous committees: Audit, Membership, Policy, and Public Relations. Conduct annual audit of NAFBAS treasurer books. Monitor, review, and recommend changes to by-laws and code of ethics. Work with host state to provide publicity for NAFBAS meeting and for member recognition in their local area. Recognize new members and retiring members.
Ruth Ann McGrew (IL) - ChairRachel Hill (IL)Steve Jarod (WI)Sarah Ernthaller (IL)
Suzy Martin (KY)Jared Gonnering (WI)

Professional Papers

Recognize efforts by members to submit professional papers for review at the NAFBAS annual meeting.
Kent Vickre (IA) - ChairMichael Harer (WI)Bob Rhea (IL)Jerry Pierce (KY)Mark Dikeman (KS)

National Farm Financial Standards

Serve as the NAFBAS representative on the FFS committee, keep our members updated on the developments and issues related to FFS, and carry our concerns and positions to FFS.
Renee Setzer (WI) - ChairAnthony Barrett (NE)Mark Wood (KS)Cody Stewart (IL)
Bob McHugh (IA)Tarrah Hardin (KY)

Conference Resource & Fundraising

This committee works with NRFBMEA to solicit funds for conference support.
Brett Goodwin (IL)Sarah Ernthaller (IL)Denise Resser (MN)Dean Ziegler (WI)

USDA Committee - Joint Committee with NFRBMEA & North Central Extension

Tom Thaden (IA)Jeff Johnson (IL)Gary Schnitkey (IL)
Kevin Klair (WI)Steve Verhasselt (WI)Tom Thaden (IA)


2023 Conference Planning

John Jones (MI)Stanly Moore (MI)Jim McCabe (IL)Lynn Hoffman (MN)Randy Temeis (MN)