Advisory Council

The North Central ERME Center maintains an Advisory Council, composed of nine members, each representing a different agricultural interest and from a different part of the region.  This group serves several important roles for the Center. They provide insight into agriculture risk management education needs, future funding priorities, review all grant applications and then together, make the funding recommendations. Two positions are open and will be filled soon.

Chris Hausman, Producer

Pesotum, IL

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Mark Nelson, Kansas Farm Bureau

Manhattan, KS


Ed Ebert, Indiana Soybean Alliance and Indiana Corn Growers Association

Indianapolis, IN


Cindy Cruea, USDA Risk Management Agency

Billings, MT



Shawn Burke, Educator

Caputoa, SD


Mary Sobba, Extension Educator,

University of Missouri


Chris Shellenbarger, Crop Insurance Agent

Spartan Insurance Agency, Clarksville, MI


David Wendt, Iowa Farm Credit Services

Council Bluffs, IA

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