The National Onion Association has selected Greg Yielding as its new executive vice president and director as of Jan. 2. He is taking over for Wayne Mininger, who is retiring after 33 years in the position. Greeley, Colo.-based NOA represents about 500 onion growers, shippers and suppliers across the U.S. Parts of Oregon, Idaho and Washington contribute substantially to the industry. Yielding, of Jackson, Mo., previously worked 14 years advocating and marketing for the rice industry around the world. He served simultaneously as director of emerging markets and special projects for the U.S. Rice Producers Association, as executive director of the Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council and as executive director for the Arkansas Rice Growers Association. Earlier, he was executive director of the Arkansas Cable Telecommunications Association for 10 years. He is a former North Little Rock, Ark., city council member and constable. He now chairs the Jackson Historic District Commission. “We are very excited to have Greg on board and look forward to him representing our industry through whatever challenges come our way, and as all of us know will come,” NOA President Doug Stanley said in a news release. “Greg’s background with association work and his extensive legislative background should serve our association well.” Yielding said he has grown to know farmers and agriculture while advocating for rice over the past 14 years. “I like representing the farmers and growers, he said. “I believe that everyone needs to be represented, and representing farmers is important to the country.”

The National Onion Association has selected Greg Yielding as its new executive vice president and director as of Jan. 2. He is taking over for Wayne Mininger, who is retiring after 33 years in the position. Greeley, Colo.-based NOA represents about 500 onion growers, shippers and suppliers across the U.S. Parts of Oregon, Idaho and Washington contribute substantially to the industry. Yielding, of Jackson, Mo., previously worked 14 years advocating and marketing for the rice industry around the world. He served simultaneously as director of emerging markets and special projects for the U.S. Rice Producers Association, as executive director of the Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council and as executive director for the Arkansas Rice Growers Association. Earlier, he was executive director of the Arkansas Cable Telecommunications Association for 10 years. He is a former North Little Rock, Ark., city council member and constable. He now chairs the Jackson Historic District Commission. “We are very excited to have Greg on board and look forward to him representing our industry through whatever challenges come our way, and as all of us know will come,” NOA President Doug Stanley said in a news release. “Greg’s background with association work and his extensive legislative background should serve our association well.” Yielding said he has grown to know farmers and agriculture while advocating for rice over the past 14 years. “I like representing the farmers and growers, he said. “I believe that everyone needs to be represented, and representing farmers is important to the country.”

The National Onion Association has selected Greg Yielding as its new executive vice president and director as of Jan. 2.

He is taking over for Wayne Mininger, who is retiring after 33 years in the position.

Greeley, Colo.-based NOA represents about 500 onion growers, shippers and suppliers across the U.S. Parts of Oregon, Idaho and Washington contribute substantially to the industry.

Yielding, of Jackson, Mo., previously worked 14 years advocating and marketing for the rice industry around the world.

He served simultaneously as director of emerging markets and special projects for the U.S. Rice Producers Association, as executive director of the Missouri Rice Research and Merchandising Council and as executive director for the Arkansas Rice Growers Association.

Earlier, he was executive director of the Arkansas Cable Telecommunications Association for 10 years. He is a former North Little Rock, Ark., city council member and constable. He now chairs the Jackson Historic District Commission.

“We are very excited to have Greg on board and look forward to him representing our industry through whatever challenges come our way, and as all of us know will come,” NOA President Doug Stanley said in a news release. “Greg’s background with association work and his extensive legislative background should serve our association well.”

Yielding said he has grown to know farmers and agriculture while advocating for rice over the past 14 years.

“I like representing the farmers and growers, he said. “I believe that everyone needs to be represented, and representing farmers is important to the country.”

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