The Board of Directors pf the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has officially appointed Constance Cullman as president and chief executive officer of the association and the president of the industry’s public charity, the Institute for Feed Education and Research yesterday.
The AFIA said Cullman has been a member of staff since July 29, working with its past president and CEO, Joel Newman, in preparation for his retirement at the end of December.
Prior to joining AFIA, she served as president and CEO of Farm Foundation. She was also US government affairs leader for Dow AgroSciences; senior director of regulatory, technical and international affairs at the Corn Refiners Association; associate administrator for the US Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS); vice president of agricultural ecology at the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation; and extension associate at The Ohio State University College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.
Cullman has a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and a master’s degree in agricultural economics with an emphasis on international trade and agricultural policy from Ohio State. She hails from Marysville, Ohio, where her family owned and operated a cow/calf farm.
Photo: Tim Belstra (left), AFIA's Board chair, with Constance Cullman (right), AFIA's new president and CEO.