WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — The National Association of Wheat Growers on Oct. 30 announced that David Schemm, president, has resigned to pursue other professional opportunities in Kansas. Schemm is a farmer in Sharon Springs, Kansas, U.S. Gordon Stoner, a past president of NAWG and Montana farmer, will assume the duties and role of president until the next officer election in 2018.
Schemm, a third-generation wheat farmer, was elected president in March.
“During his time as president of NAWG, David helped move the wheat industry forward, grew its presence on Capitol Hill and improved its relationship with the media and other farm organizations,” said Chandler Goule, chief executive officer of NAWG. “As president, Schemm wanted to ensure voices from all wheat farmers were heard. So he made monthly visits to wheat states to get a better understanding of what is and isn’t working for growers.”