About Us



Jordan Van Zante, Pacificor, LLC


Trudi Allenbach, Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative

1st Vice President

Beau Duff, HighLine Grain Growers

Immediate Past President

Darrell Booth, Northwest Grain Growers

2nd Vice President

Scott Zuger, Lewis-Clark Terminal

Board Members

Brian Chastain, Laughlin Cartrell, Inc

Stacey Hunt, Ritzville Warehouse Company

Jason Middleton, United Grain Corporation

Randy Olstad,Columbia Grain International

Committee Members

If you are interested in serving, please contact the Association office. 

Export Trade Council
  • Ron Williams, Chair, Columbia Grain, Inc
  • Roger Hsieh, BNSF Railway
Grades Committee
  • Chris Peha, Chair, Northwest Grain Growers
Honored Alumni Committee
  • Bud Riedner, Chair, Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative
  • Sterling Haskins, The Haskings Company (PNWGFA Honorary Member)
Legislative Committee
  • Ken Morgan, Idaho Chair, Thresher Artisan Wheat
  • John Evans, Idaho, Evans Grain, Feed & Seed
  • Joe Carlon, Oregon Chair, Mid Columbia Producers, Inc.
  • Brian Chastain, Laughlin Cartrell, Inc.
  • Randy Ward, Washington Chair, Tri-Cities Grain, LLC – Washington
Membership Committee
  • Heath Barnes, Chair, Northwest Grain Growers
News Bulletin Advisor
  • Mark Platt, Chair, Paulson Commodities
Northwest Feed Council
  • Brian Chastain, Chair, Laughlin Cartrell, Inc.
Scholarship Committee
  • Marvin Clinesmith, Chair, HighLine Grain Growers
  • Steve Shaver, Shaver Transportation Company
  • Ted Lowe, The Scoular Company
  • Stacey Hunt, Ritzville Warehouse Company
  • John Evans, Evans Grain, Feed & Seed
Transportation Committee
  • Steve Shaver, Shaver Transportation
  • Roger Hsieh, BNSF Railway


Event Committee Members

Annual Convention Committee
  • Margerie Vis, Association Director
  • Darrell Booth, Chair, Northwest Grain Growers
  • Beau Duff, HighLine Grain Growers, Inc
Idaho Trout Fry & Golf Scramble Committee
  • Margerie Vis, Association Director
  • Travis Huisiga, Chair, The Scoular Company
Southern Idaho Pesticide Conference Committee
  • Margerie Vis, Association Director
Country Elevator Council Meeting & Golf Tournament Committee
  • Ted Lowe, Chair, The Scoular Company
Warehousemen's Conference & Trade Show Committee
  • Marty Hughes, Chair, H&S Services
  • John Cranor, Northwest Grain Growers
  • George Johnstone, Whitgro, Inc
  • Mark Weber, Tri-Cities Grain, LLC
  • Brad Wiley, HighLine Grain Growers, Inc


The Association is a non-profit organization which is committed to advancing, protecting and developing the common interests of those related activities, and the promotion of friendly relations within the industry. The services and programs available to all member companies are directed by a (9) nine member Board of Directors, representing member firms from each segment of our diverse membership.


The Association’s office is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, which is the center for much of our nation’s grain and feed trading activities. An investment in annual membership provides each member with access to a comprehensive list of services which these companies cannot provide for themselves. These services help members solve mutual problems, and enable companies to improve operating efficiencies and profitability in today’s competitive markets

Association Management

Association Director

Margerie Vis

email: [email protected]
phone: (503) 227-0234
fax: (503) 253-9172


147 SE 102nd Ave
Portland, OR 97216