About Us



   Derek Teal, Pomeroy Grain Growers  

1st Vice President

   Ryan Boese, TEMCO, LLC  

2nd Vice President

   Carolyn Hotchkiss, United Grain Corporation


   Pat Yerxa, Ritzville Warehouse Company

Immediate Past President

   Trudi Allenbach, Pacific Northwest Farmers Cooperative

Board Members

Brian Chastain, Laughlin Cartrell, Inc.

John Cranor, Northwest Grain Growers

Aimee McKay, HighLine Grain Growers

Mark Weber, Tri-Cities Grain, LLC

Committee Members

If you are interested in serving, please contact the Association office. 

Export Trade Council

  • Ron Williams - Chair, Columbia Grain, Int.
    • Roger Hsieh, BNSF Railway

Grades Committee

  • Chris Peha - Chair, Northwest Grain Growers

Honored Alumni Committee

  • Bud Riedner - Chair, The Andersons

Legislative Committee

  • Idaho:  Open
  • Oregon:  Justin Miller - Oregon Chair, Mid Columbia Producers, Inc.
    • Brian Chastain, Laughlin Cartrell, Inc.
  • Washington:  Randy Ward, Washington Chair, Tri-Cities Grain, LLC – Washington

Membership Committee

  • Margerie Vis, Director PNWGFA

News Bulletin Advisor

  • Mark Platt, Chair, PNW Commodities, LLC

Northwest Feed Council

  • Brian Chastain, Chair, Laughlin Cartrell, Inc.

Scholarship Committee

  • Ken Anderson - Chair, Shaver Transportation Company
    • Ted Lowe, Columbia Grain, Int.
    • Derek Teal, Pomeroy Grain Growers (BOD Liaison)
    • Steve Shaver, Shaver Transportation Company
    • Greg Zanavich, Tidewater Barge Lines

Transportation Committee

  • Steve Shaver, Shaver Transportation Company
  • Roger Hsieh, BNSF Railway


Event Committee Members

Annual Convention Committee

  • Darrell Booth - Chair, Northwest Grain Growers
    • Beau Duff, HighLine Grain Growers, Inc
    • Margerie Vis, Association Director

Country Elevator Council Meeting & Golf Tournament Committee

  • Pat Yerxa - Chair, Ritzville Warehouse Company

Idaho Trout Fry & Golf Scramble Committee

  • Margerie Vis, Association Director

Southern Idaho Pesticide Conference Committee

  • Margerie Vis, Association Director

Warehousemen's Conference & Trade Show Committee

  • Mark Weber - Chair, Tri-Cities Grain, LLC
    • Marty Hughes, H&S Services
    • Brent Schukay, Ritzville Warehouse Company
    • Lincoln Short, Northwest Grain Growers
    • Brad Wiley, HighLine Grain Growers


The Association is a non-profit organization which is committed to advancing, protecting and developing the common interests of those related activities, and the promotion of friendly relations within the industry. The services and programs available to all member companies are directed by a (9) nine member Board of Directors, representing member firms from each segment of our diverse membership. 

The Association’s office is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, which is the center for much of our nation’s grain and feed trading activities. An investment in annual membership provides each member with access to a comprehensive list of services which these companies cannot provide for themselves. These services help members solve mutual problems, and enable companies to improve operating efficiencies and profitability in today’s competitive markets

Association Management

Association Director
Margerie Vis

email: [email protected]
phone: (503) 227-0234
fax: (503) 253-9172 

9600 SW Oak Street, Suite 565
Tigard, OR 97223