Strong external partnerships are a key component to the success and innovation of AgNext, including leadership from our Industry Innovation Group. This group provides input on strategic initiatives and programs, acts as a soundboard for new ideas and opportunities, promotes the AgNext in the livestock community, helps recruit talent and elevates AgNext on a global scale.

Industry Leadership

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Beatty Canyon Ranch
Steve Wooten
President & CEO

Beef Marketing Group
John Butler
CEO

Five Rivers
Mike Thoren
President & CEO

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LeValley Ranches
Robbie LeValley
CFO

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Veterinary Research & Consulting, LLC
Tom Portillo
Associate Veterinarian 

Quail Ridge Dairy
Mary Kraft
CFO

Farm Credit Services of America
Marshall T. Hansen
Senior Vice President- AgriBusiness Capital

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Veterinary Research & Consulting LLC
Del Miles
Founder

Safeway / Albertsons
Cathy East
VP of Procurement Meat/Seafood/Deli

Aurora Organic Dairy 
Juan S. Velez
Chief Agricultural Officer 

Midwest PMS
Pete Anderson
Director of Research

RaboBank
Van E. Dewey
Executive Vice President

Past Industry Partners

JBS USA
Cameron Bruett
Head of Corporate Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer

711 Ranch
James Henderson
CEO

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Brackett Ranches
Kim Brackett
CEO

Harper Livestock
Mike Harper
President, CEO