Brothers On The Move - June 2024

June 27, 2024 | Posted In Brotherhood
Four Lambda Chapter brothers went to Greece and learned about Greek culture, food and agriiculture.

Brother Wyatt Gonsior, Brother Gus Hasbargen, Brother Ben Styer and Brother Brady Gille of Lambda Chapter at the University of Minnesota participated in study abroad programs in Greece. These brothers got to experience Greek culture, food and agriculture while they were there. They brought back with them fun memories and what they learned, which they shared with their house. 

Brother Will Frost of Gamma Delta Chapter at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College started an internship with American Forestry Management. Brother Frost’s responsibilities are inventory work using cruising techniques, timber sale layout and stream buffer delineation, harvesting inspections, GIS/GPS work, tract inspections and other duties assigned to him. 

Brother Frost is VNR-Membership Development and is a Forestry major at the College.  

Brother Will Frost began an internship with the American Forestry Management.
Brother Michael Ritcher is now a Member Services Representative of FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative.

Brother Michael Richter of Alpha Psi Chapter at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls joined FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative as a Member Services Representative. Brother Richter holds a Professional Animal Scientist certification from the American Association of Professional Animal Scientists organization and has worked in a variety of agriculture industries including, Quality Liquid Feeds, Tractor Central, LLC, Kemin Industries, Inc., and Vita Plus Corporation.

Brother Aidan Ainslie of Zeta Chapter at Cornell University was one of 10 students selected to be part of the American Royal 2024 class of Royal Scholars, a group of outstanding college students studying agriculture, food or natural resources. Each Royal Scholar will receive a $3,000 scholarship. 

These Royal Scholars will have the opportunity to advocate for the agriculture industry while representing the American Royal’s mission to champion food and agriculture. Royal Scholars also get the chance to attend two American Royal events and participate in business and industry visits within the Kansas City metro area. Brother Ainslie is majoring in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in agricultural economics. 

Brother Aiden Ainslie is one of 10 students to be part of the American Royal 2024 class of Royal Scholars./
Brother Dan Foor (right) was elected chairman of the American Seed Trade Association.

Brother Dan Foor of Eta Chapter at Iowa State University was elected chairman of the American Seed Trade Association. Brother Foor graduated from Iowa State with a Bachelor's of Science with a major in agriculture economics. He later attended Saint Louis University and received his Executive Master of International Business. 

Since graduating, Brother Foor has worked for Becker Underwood, Monsanto and La Crosse Seed. Since July 2022, he has been the SVP Distribution, DLF North America for La Crosse Seed.

Pi Chapter brothers had a cumulative GPA of 3.38 and 34 members made the Deans Honor Roll. The chapter shared this achievement on social media, listing out all of the members who made the honor roll. 

Brother Ryan Moore, of Beta Tau Chapter at Mississippi State University, served as the Agronomy Service Manager for one of the largest John Deere dealers in North America from 2010 to 2019. During that time, he served on John Deere’s Dealer Advisor Council with 12 other individuals across North America advising on John Deere’s application equipment product line and future developments. Brother Moore started M&M Ag Consulting, LLC in 2019, where his company helps growers manage agricultural data and technology on their farms. His company’s focus on better farm productivity and profitability has allowed them to bring their 30,000 acre business to over 110,000 acres annually in Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Missouri, California and Oregon within just five years.  

His company has also done various consulting on more than 300,000 additional acres across the U.S and several agriculture software companies that are leaders in the industry. In early 2024, Brother Moore received a position on the Board of Directors for AgriCapture, a leading certifier of Climate-Friendly farming practices and generator of high integrity agricultural emissions reduction and removal credits. His clients and AgriCapture were recently recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, as growing and producing the first USDA-funded Climate-Smart product with their production of climate-friendly rice. Also recently, they generated the first-ever carbon credits for large scale rice methane reduction in U.S. history. 

Brother Moore started his own agriculture consulting business in 2019, which has grown to more than 110,000 acres they have worked.

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