A statement from NAWG President Erik Younggren, a farmer from northwestern Minnesota:
“National Association of Wheat Growers Chief Executive Officer Dana Peterson has voluntarily resigned due to personal circumstances, effective Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.
“I have formed a search committee to find a new CEO. In the interim, NAWG policy calls for the president of the Association to serve as CEO, and I am fulfilling that role.
“In her resignation letter, Peterson thanked the NAWG Board for the opportunity to serve the nation’s wheat growers and wheat industry and described her time at the Association working with the NAWG staff, Board and state staff as ‘one of my life’s greatest pleasures.’
“Dana served us well for the three years she was in the CEO position, and we thank her for her tireless, passionate work for the Association and the nation’s wheat growers on Capitol Hill and beyond.”
Media contacts: Melissa George Kessler, mkessler (at) wheatworld.org
Official business: Erik Younggren, president (at) wheatgrowers.org