History of Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance

The Alliance was formed in 2004 when two longstanding organizations, the New England Grain and Feed Council and the Eastern Federation of Feed Merchants, merged to combine their collective strengths. The Alliance Board of Directors meets several times a year to focus on our strategic objectives of advocacy, collaboration and education.

The Alliance changed its name from Northeast Ag & Feed Alliance to Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance in 2014.


Past Presidents – Northeast Agribusiness and Feed Alliance

  • Alden Bowman (2003-2005)
  • Randy Schwalke (2005-2007)
  • John MItchell (2008-2011)
  • Art Whitman (2011-2012)
  • William Colton (2013-2014)
  • Rick Grant (2015-2016)

Past Presidents – The Boston Grain & Flour Exchange New England Grain & Feed Council

  • Arno Hangas (1968-1969)
  • Carlo T. Bruno (1970)
  • Richard L. Nickless (1971-1972) 
  • Dean K. Webster, III (1973-1974) 
  • Williams H.P. Hopkins (1975-1976) 
  • John Gallick (1977) 
  • George Boyajian (1978-1980) 
  • Edwin H. Probst (1981) 
  • Donald A. Upton (1982-1983) 
  • J. Timothy Ide (1984) 
  • Marvin W. Colburn (1985-1986) 
  • Russell B. Hayes (1987) 
  • Robert Hoffmann (1988-1989) 
  • Wilho Myllymaki (1990-1991) 
  • R. Kingman Webster (1992-1993) 
  • Michael L. Smith (1994-1995) 
  • Richard M. Lockwood (1996-1997) 
  • Thomas R. O’Connell (1998-1999) 
  • Mark Grassbaugh (2000-2001) 
  • Peter Chapman (2002-2003) 
  • Dean K. Webster (1925) 
  • Albert K. Tepper  (1926-1929) 
  • Henry P. Smith  (1930-1931) 
  • Paul T. Rothwell  (1932-1933) 
  • Arthur F. Hopkins  (1934-1935) 
  • Carl J.B. Currie  (1936-1937) 
  • Frank C. Bowes  (1938-1939) 
  • Dean K. Webster, Jr.  (1940-1941) 
  • Frank J. Sennott1 (1942-1943) 
  • Joseph A. Bassett (1944-1945) 
  • Charles J. Koelsch (1946-1947) 
  • Granville M. Bond (1948-1949) 
  • John H. Lee (1950-1951) 
  • Dinsmore Worthing (1952-1953) 
  • R.E. Gubbin (1954-1955)  
  • John J. Field (1956-1957) 
  • John P. Brooks (1958-1959)  
  • Herbert F. Koelsch (1960-1961)  
  • Raymond C. Grandone (1962-1963)  
  • Roland C. Koelsch (1964-1965)  
  • Arno Hangas (1968-1969) 

Past Presidents – Eastern Federation of Feed Merchants

  • Orville E. Rising (1969-1970)
  • William H.P. Hopkins (1970-1971)
  • B. Quillin Chandler (1971-1972)
  • W.G. Tuman (1972-1973)
  • A.C. Goodrich (1973-1974)
  • Lincoln Welles (1974-1976)
  • Vincent Schoonmaker (1976-1977)
  • Virginia Mattison (1977-1979)
  • Duncan P. Nesbitt (1979-1982)
  • Edson K. Murdock (1982-1984)
  • Robert Nearing, Jr. (1984-1985)
  • Lloyd James (1985-1986)
  • Rene Lavoie (1986-1988)
  • Thomas Hitchings (1988-1990)
  • Robert Mattison (1990-1992)
  • Norman Van Ord (1992-1994)
  • Ken Van Wagner (1994-1996)
  • Allen Houghton (1996-1998)
  • William Colten (1998-2001)
  • John Griffin (2001-2003)
  • George Strong (1918-1933*)
  • Reeve Harden
  • W.S. Vanderzee
  • Fred M. McIntyre (1933-1936)
  • Albert J. Thompson (1936-1941)
  • Austin W. Carpenter (1941-1943)
  • Kenneth E. Eldred (1943-1949)
  • Scott B. Gray (1949-1951)
  • Arthur B. Stover (1951-1955)
  • Norman R. Dailey (1955-1957
  • Richard S. Demarest (1957-1959)
  • Simon B Rhoads (1959-1960)
  • Raymond F. Weld (1960-1962)
  • Gurdon Slosberg (1962-1963)
  • O. Sheldon Chandler (1963-1965)
  • Irving A. Linter (1965-1966)
  • George Langwick (1966-1967)
  • Ralph O. Phillips (1967-1968)
  • Donald Mattison (1968-1969)