Grain Grades and Weights Committee

Committee Chairman: Nick Friant, Food Safety, Quality & Regulatory Leader for Grain, Cargill Inc., Minneapolis, Minn. 
NGFA Staff Liaison: Jess McCluer and Jim Seibert

This committee works to develop and preserve inspection and weighing practices that facilitate timely, orderly, fair, safe and economical grain marketing responsive to customer needs.  In this role, the committee provides input to Congress and the U.S. Department of Agriculture on official grain standards, as well as inspection and weighing practices that are accurate and consistently applied.  The committee is the principal liaison to USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration on official grain inspection and weighing issues in an effort to facilitate orderly marketing.

Jeffrey D. AdkissonExecutive Vice PresidentGrain and Feed Association of IllinoisSpringfield, IL
Tom BressnerExecutive DirectorWisconsin Agri-Business AssociationMadison, WI
Katie DemrowGrain Marketing SpecialistLandmark Services CooperativeCottage Grove, WI
Dave DeVoreGrain MerchandiserSiemer Milling CompanyTeutopolis, IL
Chris FrederkingGeneral ManagerZen-Noh Grain Corp.Convent, LA
Nick FriantCASCNA Raw Materials Quality LeaderCargill IncorporatedMinneapolis, MN
Barbara GroveQuality Systems ManagerCentral Valley Ag CooperativeSioux City, IA
Kent HammGeneral ManagerThe DeLong Co. Inc.Minooka, IL
Casey HannanRegional Operations ManagerGavilon Grain LLCOmaha, NE
Neil JohnkeSr. MerchandiserTEMCOInver Grove Heights, MN
Matthew KerriganOperations ManagerEGT LLCLongview, WA
Michael LandryGeneral Manager Export Operation-GulfADM Grain CompanyAma, LA
Harrison LangLogistics ManagerBunge North America Inc.Destrehan, LA
John LindgrenDirector Vancouver Export TerminalUnited Grain CorporationVancouver, WA
Brad PerryProject ManagerThe Scoular CompanyOmaha, NE
Aaron J. ReidExecutive Vice President And COOJ.D. Heiskell & Co.Omaha, NE
Eric J. SlaterVice President, OperationsZen-Noh Grain Corp.Covington, LA
Will WeathersManagerFarmers Grain Terminal Inc.Greenville, MS
Paxton WoodGrain MechandiserCenterra CooperativeAshland, OH
Donald WrayDierctor Of OperationsThe Andersons Trade GroupMaumee, OH