Wheat Growers Welcome Former Sen. Johnson Staff to Head Policy Team
Washington D.C. – The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) announces the addition of agriculture policy veteran Joshua Tonsager to lead the organization’s Washington-based government affairs team. Tonsager will serve as legislative director for NAWG, overseeing the policy team and will be working on transportation and research and technology issues.
“Joshua’s knowledge of the issues affecting agriculture and his legislative experience in Washington will position him well to represent the policy interests of our member growers,” said NAWG CEO, Jim Palmer. “The future for the wheat industry and the National Association of Wheat Growers is bright, and I believe Joshua will be an integral part of this future success. We are pleased to welcome him into the wheat family.”
Most recently, Tonsager served as a Legislative Assistant in the Office of Former Senator Tim Johnson of South Dakota. His issue portfolio included agriculture, trade, economic development and appropriations. Prior to joining the Senator’s staff, Tonsager served as a Research Assistant for Former Senator Johnson. Tonsager received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of South Dakota.