25x’25 Vision: By 2025, America’s farms, forests and ranches will provide 25 percent of the total energy consumed in the United States, while continuing to produce safe, abundant, and affordable food, feed and fiber.

About 25x’25: Senior Advisors

Peggy Beltrone
Scottsdale, AZ
President, Exergy Integrated Systems; Former Commissioner, Cascade County, Montana

John R. “Jack” Block
Washington, DC

Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, 1981-1986; Senior government advisor, Olsson, Frank and Weeda; Former President, wholesale
division of Food Marketing Institute; former President and Chief
Executive Officer, Food Distributors International

Leonard Bull
New Haven, VT
Retired Professor of Animal Science & Associate Director, Animal
& Poultry Waste Management Center, North Carolina State University

Tom Ewing
Pontiac, IL
Former Chair, USDA, DOE Biomass R&D Federal Advisory Committee; former
Member of Congress (15th/IL) 1991-2001; Chairman, House Agriculture
Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops

Barry Flinchbaugh
Manhattan, KS
Professor of Agricultural Economics, Kansas State University; Chairman, Commission on 21st Century Production Agriculture

Robert Foster
Middlebury, VT
Dairy farmer, composter, anaerobic digester; President, Vermont Natural
Ag Products; Vice-President, Foster Brothers Farm Inc.; President,

Richard Hahn
Omaha, NE
Retired President, Farmers National Company

Harry L. Haney, Jr.
Austin, TX
Consultant, nonindustrial private forestland management; Emeritus
professor, Department of Forestry, College of Natural Resources,
Virginia Tech; former President, Forest Landowners Association

Ron Heck
Perry, IA
Soybean and corn producer; former President, American Soybean Association

Stephanie Herseth Sandlin
Houghton, SD
General Counsel & Vice President of Corporate Development with Raven Industries; Former Principal Attorney, Olsson, Frank and Weeda; former Member of Congress
(SD); former Executive Director, South Dakota Farmers Union Foundation
Bill Horan
Rockwell City, IA
Corn and soybean producer; former Board Member, National Corn Growers Association

Mike Jostrom
Seattle, WA
MD Jostrom LLC Consulting; Former Director of Renewable Resources for Plum Creek Timber Company (now Weyerhaeuser); Mike has been with Plum Creek for over 30 years where he has also worked in forestry operations and conservation planning and has led Plum Creek's harvest planning and forest productivity groups.

Jim Moseley
Clarks Hill, IN
Advisor, F.R. Hall & Associates, LLC; former Deputy Secretary, U.S.
Department of Agriculture; former Director of Agricultural Services and
Regulations, Purdue University's School of Agriculture; Assistant
Secretary of Agriculture for Natural Resources and the Environment, U.S.
Department of Agriculture

Bobby D. Moser
Dublin, OH
Former Vice President, Agricultural Administration and Dean, The Ohio
State University; former Chair of the Department of Animal Sciences,
Associate Dean of Agriculture, and Agriculture Extension Program
Director, University of Missouri

Bill Northey

Des Moines, IA
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture; former president, National Corn Growers Association; corn and soybean farmer

Keith Olsen
Grant, NE
Wheat, certified seed wheat and corn producer;
Former President, Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation; Former Board Member,
American Farm Bureau Federation
Adam Putnam
Tallahassee, FL
Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services; former member of Congress (12th/FL); cattle rancher and citrus grower

William Richards
Circleville, OH
Corn and soybean producer; former Chief, U.S. Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Servic
J. Read Smith

St. John, WA ( Past Committee Co-Chair)
Wheat, small grains and cattle producer; former President, National Association of Conservation Districts 

E. Dale Threadgill
Athens, GA
Director, Faculty of Engineering, and Department Head, Biological &
Agricultural Engineering, Driftmier Engineering Center, and the
Biorefinery and Carbon Cycling Program, University ofGeorgia; Private
forest landowner