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2017 Ag Chairs Speaker Bios

Tim McIntyre

Executive Vice President of Communications

A seasoned veteran with 30 years of experience in communication and public relations, Tim McIntyre was named Executive Vice President of Communication, Investor Relations and Legislative Affairs in May 2016. He is responsible for Domino’s internal communication, public and media relations, event management, crisis communication, philanthropy, investor and government relations functions. Read more about Tim McIntyre

Ron Miller

Senior Staff, Ag Policy
Governor's Office

A former member of the West Virginia Senate, and a past Chair of the WV Senate Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, Ron is a part time farmer and business owner and pastor in Lewisburg, WV. Read more about Ron Miller

Alan Morgan

National Rural Health Association

Recognized as among the top 100 most influential people in healthcare by Modern Healthcare Magazine, Alan Morgan serves as Chief Executive Officer for the National Rural Health Association. He has more than 27 years experience in health policy development at the state and federal level, and is one of the nation’s leading experts on rural health policy. Read more about Alan Morgan

Mike Naig

Deputy Secretary
Department of Ag and Land Stewardship

Mike Naig grew up on a farm near Cylinder, Iowa in the Northwest corner of the state.  He is a graduate of Buena Vista University in Storm Lake with degrees in biology and political science.  Naig is married to his wife Jamie and together they have three boys. Read more about Mike Naig

Stephen Ostroff

Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine
U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Stephen Ostroff, M.D., is the Deputy Commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine, a position he assumed in May 2016. In that role, he oversees the food and animal health activities of FDA, including FDA's responsibilities in the areas of food safety and nutrition, food labeling, food and color additives, cosmetics, dietary supplements, animal drugs and animal feed, and research to support the food and veterinary medicine mission of FDA. Read more about Stephen Ostroff

Mike Parson

Lt Governor

Michael L. Parson was elected Missouri’s 47th Lieutenant Governor on November 8, 2016. He was victorious in 110 of Missouri’s 114 counties, and received the most votes of any Lieutenant Governor in Missouri history. Read more about Mike Parson

Allyson Perry

Senior Project Manager
Center for Food Integrity

Allyson Perry joined The Center for Food Integrity in July 2009. Her roots run deep in agriculture, and she is passionate about building trust in the food system. She grew up on a farm and worked in the pork industry for 18 years’ in public affairs, government affairs and human resources, and she was a pork producer herself. Read more about Allyson Perry

Jeff Porter

Animal Manure Mgmt Team Leader

Jeff Porter is the National Animal Manure and Nutrient Management Team Leader located at the East National Technology Support Center in Greensboro, NC.  His main responsibilities include reviewing and evaluating innovative technologies in manure management, working with states to assist in the transfer of these technologies to help carry out the NRCS mission and serving as the agency lead on the Comprehensive Nutrient Management Plan (CNMP) up Read more about Jeff Porter