During the US Grains Council’s 52nd Annual Board of Delegates meeting in Vancouver, Washington, members voted in a new slate of board of directors, selecting Don Fast as Chairman.
“All of us understand that 95% of the worlds people live outside the United States, and that many of them are making great strides economically. Our world is getting smaller and our markets are getting bigger, “Fast told attendees of the conference.
“That’s the reality we face and that’s what we’ve chosen as our theme for the coming year, ‘Smaller world, bigger markets.’ We have a lot of work to do, it will be a challenging year…but the strategic situation hasn’t changed.”
Fast is a certified seed grower, farming farm both an irrigated (flood and pivot) and dryland seed spring wheat and durum operation in Montana. He and his wife Sheila also raise sheep.
He received his bachelors degree in business from the University of Montana and went on to attend the US Army Officers’ Candidate School in Maryland. His military service was rewarded with several medals for participation in the Vietnam campaign, including the Bronze Star for meritorious service.
The 2012/2013 USGC Board of Directors includes:
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