National Agricultural Genotyping Center

Bob Bowman - Chairman of the Board

Chairman of the Board - Bob Bowman

Bob Bowman, a farmer in DeWitt, Iowa, is Chairman of the Board for NAGC and represents NCGA and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board.  He is past president of the Iowa Corn Growers and the Iowa Corn Promotion Board.

 Bowman works on a multigenerational, innovative family farm that produces corn, soybeans, seed corn and seed soybeans.  He is also involved in custom fertilizer application, pesticide and crop spray application, trucking, custom planting and harvesting.

 Bob lives with his wife Jean in DeWitt and farms with his son.  Bob has children and grandchildren in DeWitt and Chicago.


Board Member - Dane Braun

Dane Braun is the agricultural strategist for North Dakota Farmers Union headquartered in Jamestown, ND. He researches and analyzes topics of interest to the organization and oversees cooperative outreach and transportation. Previously, he was staff executive director for the organization.

Dane holds a masters degree in agribusiness and applied economics from North Dakota State University. Prior to joining NDFU, Dane was a policy analyst for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture where he worked with state and federal policy makers on agriculture topics.

Dane was raised on a family farm near Wheaton, MN where his father and mother raise corn and soybeans. In the future he hopes to return to the farm. 

Board Member - Chuck DeGrote

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Board Member - Paul Herringshaw

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Board Member - Larry Hoffman?

We own and operate a diversified farm in east central, North Dakota with my brother, son and their families.  We grow corn, soybeans, hard red spring wheat, alfalfa, plus various other crops and have a cow calf herd.  I am active in North Dakota and National corn organizations, as well as other commodity and civic organizations.  Married to Margaret and have 4 adult children, 2 of whom are actively engaged in production agriculture..  Larry Hoffmann

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Board Member - Clark Price

My wife Milissa and I have two sons, Brennan 24 and Masson 22.  We farm and ranch South West of Washburn ND with our son Brennan.  Masson is currently studying computer science at the University of Minnesota Moorhead. We raise Corn, Soybeans, Wheat, Canola, Pinto Beans and Sunflowers.  We also have a cow calf operation along with a stocker/yearling operation and feedlot. We also own and operate two agricultural retail businesses.  River Ag in Washburn ND, and Mid State Ag in McClusky ND.

I am a fourth generation farmer/rancher.  I currently serve as the chairman of the Washburn Planning and Zoning board, director of the Washburn Rural Fire Board.  I also am currently on the North Dakota Corn Growers board as well as an exoficio member and past Chairman of the North Dakota Beef Commission which through that board I am the Co-Chair of the Global Growth Committee, NCBA Federation of State Beef Councils.

Board Member - Bob Timmons

Bob was born and raised in Fredonia Kansas in the southeast part of the state.   He attended Fredonia High School graduating in 1969. He attended Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas graduating in 1973 with a BS in Business Administration.  Since then he has farmed with his dad and brother.  After his dad retired in 1982, he and his brother Mike continued to farm as partners as Timmons Bros Farms LLC. They raise corn, soybeans and wheat.

Through the years he has served on the Radiant Electric Coop board, Wilson County Fair Board, Wilson County FSA committee, Lions club and the Fredonia Arts Council. He is an active member of the Fredonia First United Methodist Church presently serving as lay leader.

He served 13 years on the Kansas Corn Commission and was chairman for 3 yrs.  He is presently serving on the Kansas Corn Growers Association board and has been President for the last 4 years.  He has for many years served as a delegate for Kansas Corn to NCGA and been a member of several Action Teams including serving 6 years on the Research and Business Development Action Team.

He is representing the Kansas Corn Commission as a board member of the National Ag Genotyping Center (NAGC) and serves on the Marketing Committee.

 Bob is married to Rebecca and they have two daughters, Shannon and Shaunya, and are guardians of Tye Splechter.

Board Member - Murray Wolinsky

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Board Member - Josh Yoder

Josh has served in a variety of roles on his family's farm and ag retail seed dealership since coming back to the farm in 2010. In addition to farming 1,500 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat with his father, Josh serves as President of Yoder Ag Services, selling corn and soybean seed to farmers under the Dekalb and Asgrow brands and providing agronomic consulting services to customers. Josh has extensive experience in the area of economic and financial analysis. Following the completion of his Masters Degree from Purdue University, Josh has served as an independent business consultant in the bioenergy arena providing business analysis and development services primarily to companies looking to utilize the perennial grass miscanthus as a biofuel feedstock. Josh holds a Bachelor's degree in Agribusiness and Applied Economics from Ohio State University and a Masters degree in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University and an MBA from Ohio State University focusing on Operations.


The National Agricultural Genotyping Center is supported through a public and private partnership of leading research and trade organizations including Los Alamos National Laboratory and National Corn Growers Association. The Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) will provide the technological and informatics expertises to maintain technological advancements and ensure diverse genotyping needs are met. In order to maintain close ties to the agriculture sector, the NAGC has partnered with the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). NCGA represents 35,000 dues-paying corn farmers from 47 states and the interests of more than 300,000 growers who contribute through corn checkoff programs.


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