2017 – 2018 NAFBAS Committee List
Executive CommitteeConducts 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.
|Anthony Barrett||Nebraska||Secretary - Treasurer|
|Don Nitchie||Minnesota||Past President|
|Bob Rhea||Illinois||Executive Director|
ProgramAssist 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.
|Don Nitchie (MN) - Chair||Lynn Kopitzke (WI)||Jessie Shoopman (IL)||Kent Ruppert (IA)||Michelle Greenlee (NE)|
|Laura Powers (KY)||Jenny Doty (IL)|
TechnologyCombines 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.
|Rob Holcomb (MN) - Chair||Mark Dikeman (KS)||Mitch Fickling (IL)||Jenny McEntee (IA)||Brad Zwilling (IL)|
|Dean Ziegler (WI)||Taylor Endress (IL)||Joel Marquardt (WI)|
AdministrativeCombines 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) - Chair||Alissa Fosdick (IL)||Debra Lueloff (WI)||Carla Doubet (IL)|
|Eric Hofland (IA)||Jared Gonnering (WI)|
Professional PapersRecognize efforts by members to submit professional papers for review at the NAFBAS annual meeting.
|Kent Vickre (IA) - Chair||Michael Harer (WI)||Dwight Raab (IL)||Jerry Pierce (KY)||Kevin Herbel (KS)|
National Farm Financial StandardsServe 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.
|Jonathan Shepherd (KY) - Chair||Anthony Barrett (NE)||Mark Wood (KS)||Jeff Marquis (IL)|
|Renee Setzer (WI)||Bob McHugh (IA)|
Conference Resource & FundraisingThis committee works with NRFBMEA to solicit funds for conference support.
|Brett Goodwin (IL)||Jim McCabe (IL)||Tina Lebrun (MN)||Barry Kurtz (MN)||Joel Marquardt (WI)|
USDA Committee - Joint Committee with NFRBMEA & North Central Extension
|Bruce Fowler (MO)||Adam Drinkall (IL)||Gary Schnitkey (IL)
|Kevin Klair (WI)||Steve Verhasselt (WI)||Tom Thaden (IA)|
2018 Conference Planning
|Barry Kurtz (MN)||Maria Graziani (PA)||Sarah Cornelisse (PA)|
2019 Conference Planning
|Renee Setzer (WI)||Joel Marquardt (WI)||Mike Harer (WI)||Brad Sirianni (WI)|