Stakeholder Advisory Panel

More than 30 independent growers, association directors, and business leaders from across the United States are working in our Stakeholder Advisory Panel. This group reviews project accomplishments, provides feedback on research plans, and guides the execution of objectives.

Member Name, Affiliations, and State

  • George Behling, Tree Fruit Grower and Owner, Nob Hill Orchards, WV
  • Robert Black, Fruit and Vegetable Grower, Catoctin Mt. Orchards; Treasurer, Maryland State Horticultural Society, MD
  • Steve Black, Nursery Owner, Raemelton Farm, MD
  • Bunky Dulin, Sweet Corn Processor, S.E.W. Friel, DE/MD
  • Dan Flick, Tree Fruit Grower; Chair, WTFRC Apple Crop Protection Committee; Business Development Manager, Wilbur Ellis, WA
  • Susan Futrell, Director of Marketing, Red Tomato, MA
  • Art Galleta, Executive Chair, US Highbush Blueberry Council, NJ
  • Tom Green, President, IPM Institute of North America, WI
  • Ken Guaen, Lima Bean Processor, Pictsweet, DE/MD
  • Tom Haas, Tree Fruit Grower and Owner, Cherry Hill Orchards; Dir. of Field Operations, Cherry Hill Orchards Outlet; Member, SHAP Executive Board, PA
  • Brad Hollabaugh, Tree Fruit Grower, General Manager and Co-Owner, Hollabaugh Bros, Inc., PA
  • Rick Hood, Organic Grower, Summer Creek Farm, MD
  • Doug Inkley, Senior Scientist, National Wildlife Federation, MD/DC
  • Tom Kelly, Vineyard Manager, Rappahannock Cellars, VA
  • Joseph Kovach,  Associate Professor of Entomology, Ohio State University, OH
  • Christian Krupke, Associate Professor of Entomology, Purdue University, IN
  • Edith Lurvey, Northeast Region Field Coordinator, IR-4 Project, Cornell University, NY
  • Santo John Maccherone, Fruit Grower, Circle M Farms; Chair, New Jersey Peach Promotion Council, NJ
  • Clarissa Mathews, Vegetable and Ornamental Grower, Redbud Organic Farm; Professor of Environmental Studies, Shepherd University, WV
  • Nathan Milburn, Fruit and Vegetable Grower, Milburn Orchards, MD; Board of Directors, International Fruit Tree Association; National Berry Crop Initiative; Vice President, North American Raspberry and Blackberry Association,  MD
  • Guy Moore, Fruit and Vegetable Grower, Larriland Farms; President, Maryland Vegetable Growers Association, MD
  • Phil Neary, Director of Operations and Grower Relations, Sunny Valley International, NJ
  • Rob Neenan, Vice President, California League of Food Processors, CA
  • Mark Orr, Fruit, Vegetable, and Ornamental Grower; President, Orr’s Farm Market & Orchard, WV
  • Kay Rentzel, Managing Director, National Peach Council, PA
  • John Saunders, Fruit and Vegetable Grower, Silver Creek Orchards, VA
  • Mark Seetin, Director, Regulatory and Industry Affairs, US Apple, VA
  • Rob Shenot, Fruit and Vegetable Grower, Shenot Farms; Vice President, Pennsylvania Vegetable Growers Association, PA
  • H. Lee Showalter, Grower Services and Food Safety Manager, Rice Fruit Co., PA
  • Chad Vargas, Vineyard Manager, Adelsheim Vineyards, OR
  • Tyler Wegmeyer, Director of Congressional Relations, American Farm Bureau Federation, WV/DC
  • John Wise, Associate Professor, Michigan State University; Research and Extension Coordinator, MSU Trevor Nichols Research Complex, MI