Gilligan to Lead Ag Consultants Group

2010-asac-board-color.jpg(Nashville, TN) -- Paige Gilligan, CAC, a vice president with Rabobank, NA, based in Fresno, CA, has been elected president of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants at the organization’s annual meeting held here recently.

Gilligan holds a bachelors degree in agricultural business management from Purdue University and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She received her Certified Agricultural Consultant designation in 2007.

She currently manages the agricultural field and collateral inspection department at Rabobank and is responsible for all of Rabobank NA’s collateral verification services for both agricultural and commercial clients.

Other newly elected officers for ASAC are: President-Elect Peggy Raisanen, Hurley & Associates, Annandale, MN; Vice President/Secretary Gary Wagner, CAC, Great Earth Agri-Business, Inc., Madison, WI; Chief Financial Officer Russell Morgan, CAC, Morgan & Associates Consulting, Paducah, KY; and, Immediate Past President, Bill Zweigbaum, CAC, First Pioneer Farm Credit, Plattsburgh, NY.

Elected to the organization’s Board of Directors were: Northern Region, Kurt Ehnle, CAC, Edelstein, IL; Southern Region, Robert Mehrle, Ph. D., CAC, Agricultural Information Management, Lambert, MS; Western Region, Jerry Freeze, CAC, Legacy Farm Business Consulting, Inc., Wamego, KS; and, Eastern Region, Robert E. Lee, CAC, Lee Agribusiness Connections, Harrison, ME.

ASAC is a non-profit organization oriented around raising the standards and image of professional agricultural consultants. As such, it is the only association representing the full range of agricultural consultants.

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Gilligan to Head Up Ag Consulting Organization

Paige Gilligan, CAC, center, was elected president of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants at the organization’s annual meeting held recently in Nashville. Flanking her are officers and board members for 2010 including, from left, second row: Peggy Raisanen, President-Elect; Gary Wagner, CAC, Vice President/Secretary; and, Bill Zweigbaum, CAC, Immediate Past President. In the back row, from left, are, Russell Morgan, CAC, Chief Financial Officer; Robert E. Lee, CAC, Eastern Region Director; Robert Mehrle, Ph. D., CAC, Southern Region Director; and Jerry Freeze, CAC, Western Region Director. Kurt Ehnle, Northern Region Director, was not available for the photograph.

Carroll E. Merry

262-253-6902

For Immediate Release

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Carroll Merry

262-253-6902

cmerry@countryside-marketing.com

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