NEW PRAGUE, MINNESOTA (Dec. 11, 2017) – Robert Mehrle of Mid-South Ag Data based in Lambert, Mississippi, was elected president of the American Society of Agricultural Consultants (ASAC) at the organization’s annual meeting held recently in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Mehrle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from Southwestern at Memphis, now Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tennessee; a Master of Arts degree in International Studies from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina; and a PhD degree in Agricultural Economics from Mississippi State University, Starkville, Mississippi.
Mehrle owns Mid-South Ag Data, a company founded in 1999. The organization was an early Mississippi pioneer in the analysis of on-farm data using GPS and GIS tools. Mehrle consults with farmers and agronomists in the development of customized fertilizer applications. He also analyzes users’ data for spatial decision making. An ASAC member since 1995, Mehrle has held positions on the ASAC Board of Directors, including serving as Southern Region Director and the Chief Financial Officer.
Other newly elected officers for ASAC are: President-Elect Moe Russell, Russell Consulting Group, Panora, Iowa; Vice President/Secretary Mick Lewis, Fort Lewis, Inc., Dodge City, Kansas; Chief Financial Officer Russell Morgan CAC, Morgan Ag Consulting, Paducah, Kentucky; and, Immediate Past President, Julie Strain, Red Wing Software, Red Wing, Minnesota.
Elected to the organization’s Board of Directors were: Northern Region, Kurt Ehnle CAC, of Edelstein, Illinois; Southern Region, Roy Ferguson CAC, Ferguson Group, of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma; Western Region, John Alcorn, SunCrest Bank, of Fresno, California; Eastern Region, Ethan Robertson, Farm Credit East, of Auburn, Maine.
Founded in 1963, ASAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the standards and image of professional agricultural consultants. As such, it is the only association representing the full range of agricultural consultants.