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IPSA Announces Leadership for 2015

Held in Tucson, Arizona, the Independent Professional Seed Association’s 26th Annual Conference is being reported as a tremendous success.
“IPSA had larger attendance, more sponsorship support and more exhibitors than when we were in Tucson in 2013,” says Terry Schultz, IPSA Planning Committee chairman and owner of the South Dakota-based Mustang Seeds.
Keynote presentations were made by geopolitical analyst Peter Zeihan and farm broadcaster Orion Samuelson.
“IPSA’s keynote speakers, along with a wide range of breakout session topics, continued the association’s track record of successful seed conferences,” adds Greg Ruehle, IPSA outgoing CEO.
During the meeting, IPSA elected its leadership team for 2015:
(*denotes newly elected members)

  • President – Terry Schultz, Mustang Seeds, Madison, South Dakota
  • First vice president – Randy Wilken, ProHarvest Seeds, Ashkum, Illinois
  • Second vice president – Christine Varner, DF Seeds, Dansville, Michigan
  • Secretary – Shane Ohlde, Ohlde Seed Farm, Palmer, Kansas
  • Treasurer – Tim Bratland, Legend Seeds, De Smet, South Dakota*
  • Board member – Lou Buice, Golden Acres Genetics, Waco, Texas
  • Board member – John Larimer, Partner’s Brand Seeds, Howe, Indiana
  • Board member – Mark Denzler, 1st Choice Seed, Rushville, Indiana*
  • Board member – Jeff Meints, Titan Pro SCI, Clear Lake, Iowa*