Russell Morgan, CAC, principal with Convenent Accounting and Tax Services, Paducah, KY, was elected president of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants at the organization’s annual meeting held recently in Alexandria, VA.
Morgan holds bachelors and masters degrees in agricultural economics from the University of Tennessee. He ws employed by the University of Kentucky Extension Services for a number of years before starting his own accounting and consulting service in 2003. He has previously served as the Chief Financial Officer, Vice President and President-Elect of the ASAC organization.
Other newly elected officers for ASAC are: President-Elect Norman Brown, FBS Systems, Inc., Aledo, IL; Vice President Robert Mehrle, Ph.D., CAC, Agricultural Information Management, Lambert, MS, Chief Financial Officer Erin Pirro, Farm Credit East, Enfield, CT, and; Immediate Past President Paige Gilligan, Rabobank, N.A., Fresno, CA.
Elected to the Board of Directors were: Roy Ferguson II, CAC, Ferguson Group (Tulsa), Broken Arrow, OK; James Kastenak, Total Agri-Business Services, Inc., Albany, MN, and; Gary Snider, CAC, Farm Credit East, ACA, Mayville, NY. Continuing in a term on the board is Joseph Kluender, CAC, Farm Family Dynamics, LLC, North Mankato, MN.
ASAC is a non-profit organization centered around raising the standards and image of professional agricultural consultants. As such, it is the only association representing the full range of agricultural consultants.