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About Us

The State Ag and Rural Leaders group was formed as a 501 c(3) non-profit in 2006 at the 5th Annual Legislative Ag Chairs Summit in Tempe, Arizona. 
The first Legislative Ag Chairs Summit was in Dallas in 2002. 

articles of incorporation | Most recent federal 990 form

2018-2020 Officers

President

Senator Brent Jackson, North Carolina

1st Vice President

Representative Norine Hammond, Illinois

2nd Vice President

Senator Carolyn McGinn, Kansas

Treasurer

Annette Sweeney, Iowa

Secretary

MLA Toby Barrett, Ontario

Executive Secretary

Carolyn Orr, Ph.D.
corr@sarl.us

Legislative Board:

Representative Tom Dent, Washington

Senator Jean Leising, Indiana

Assemblymember Devon Mathis, California

Representative John Patterson, Ohio

Representative Brad Witt, Oregon

Private Board:

DonBrown, Cargill

Marlo Calico, International Fairs and Expositions

MacKenzie Ledet, Rural Jobs Coalition

Nick TIndall, AEM

Past Presidents:

Representative Steve Kulik, Massachusetts

Senator Larry Rhoden, South Dakota,

Senator Bill Heath, Georgia,

Senator David Johnson, Iowa,

Doug Jones, Idaho

Treasurer Emeritus

Representative Wes Belter, ND