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Meet Our Incredible Staff!


The team that works with you!

Executive Director

Jim was born and raised on his family’s farm in central Illinois. After earning a BS from Illinois…
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Executive Assistant

Tera grew up on a cash crop and livestock farm in Pigeon, where her dad and brother continue to farm.…
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Communications Director

Angel was born and raised in Michigan. She holds a BA from James Madison College at Michigan State University.…
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Administrative Assistant

Erica grew up in SW Michigan. She has over a decade of experience managing proposals in the landscaping…
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Membership & Events Director

Penni joined the Michigan Corn staff in 2006 and currently serves as the organization’s Membership…
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Director of Research and Agronomy

Kristin Poley joined the staff in 2019 as the research manager for CMPM where she is responsible for…
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Director of Market Development and Industry Outreach

Emily grew up in Dansville, MI where she learned her love of agriculture through her involvement in…
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