Message on behalf of Agtegra CEO, Chris Pearson - 

While this has been an unusual year, Agtegra is always here to serve our member-owners, employees, and our communities. This wouldn’t be possible without the support of our members and the communities we operate in every year.

The safety and protection of our members and employees is always our top priority. Therefore, the Agtegra Leadership Team and our Board of Directors have decided that the upcoming Annual Member Meeting — originally planned to be hosted at our Innovation Center in Bath S.D. — will instead be held as a virtual event. This one-day virtual Agtegra Annual Member Meeting will be held on Wednesday, December 16, 2020. 

It was another challenging year, but we will be able to report positive earnings to the membership.  We will reflect on the successes and challenges of the past fiscal year and talk about next year as well.  The meetings will include the traditional business session, reports from the various members of the leadership team, and the financial performance for fiscal year 2020.  There will also be the ability to text questions to staff and have them answered live in the meeting. 

We look forward to your involvement in what we hope is a one-time virtual Annual Member Meeting structure, as we hope to meet together face-to-face next year. We have worked hard to ensure this virtual meeting will provide you with all the information you need, and we have made the participation process as easy as possible. Please use the registration button below to reserve your place. Thank you for your continued support and dedication. We remain committed to serving the needs of our members, the communities that support us and our hard-working employees.


The Annual Member Meeting will be held virtually on Wednesday, December 16, 2020.


Early registration is encouraged. Confirmation and link to join the meeting will be sent to the email included on your registration.



1:00 PM   Zoom meeting open to join
 1:30 PM   Welcome and Call to Order
Meeting Notice and Quorum Report
Approval of Minutes of Prior Annual Meeting of the Members
Message from Board of Directors
Results of 2020 Director and Delegate Elections and Vote on the Resolution
Official Business:  None
Other Business:
Message from Management
Financial Highlights
Adjournment of Official Meeting
  2:30 PM   Leadership Team Q & A 
  3:30 PM   Guest Speaker - Randy Russell      
  4:30 PM   Adjournment

Guest Speaker

Randy Russell was born and raised in Virginia. Prior to joining the firm in 1986, Randy served in a number of agricultural policy positions, both inside and outside of government, including Chief of Staff for Secretary of Agriculture John R. Block, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Vice President for Agriculture and Trade Policy at the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives, Director of Government Relations for The Pillsbury Company, and the 1981 Farm Bill Coordinator for USDA. Randy also served on the Senate Agriculture Committee staff for former Senator Rudy Boschwitz (R-MN).
Randy attended George Mason University where he did both his undergraduate studies in Public Administration and graduate studies in Economics. He is a proud member of GMU’s baseball team, where he played catcher.
Randy currently serves as Chairman of the Board and is on the Executive Committee for the World Food Program USA, which raises awareness and funding to fight hunger around the world. The World Food Program was recently awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for its work addressing global hunger. He has also been actively involved in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters Program in Northern Virginia. He was a Big Brother for ten years and was named President, Vice President and Treasurer of the Northern Virginia Council of Big Brothers/Big Sisters and served on the Board of Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the National Capital Area. Randy is also on the Board of Governors of the Bryce Harlow Foundation, encouraging the highest standards for professional lobbying and government affairs, and has and continues to serve as a mentor for fellowship recipients interested in going into advocacy.
Randy and his wife, Beth, live in McLean, VA, and have six children. The Russells are co-founders of The Golden Phoenix Foundation, working to address the issue of childhood abandonment around the world. He and Beth are also active members of the National Council for Adoption, which helps promote domestic and foreign adoptions as well as foster care.

Randy and Beth have a small farm in Round Hill, VA where they raise alpacas, as well as an assortment of other animals.