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Marsha Boswell - Director of Communications

Marsha
Marsha Boswell became Director of Communications on January 13, 2014.
 

Justin Gilpin - Chief Executive Officer

Justin
Justin Gilpin became Kansas Wheat CEO Sept. 1, 2009. From 2000 to 2006, Gilpin was International Marketing Specialist for the Kansas Wheat Commission. During his tenure at the KWC, Gilpin was the primary contact for international trade teams, was the KWC's lead for research and other contractual investments and coordinated harvest quality samples, tests and grading in conjunction with KWC partners. In 2006, Gilpin began working at General Mills, Inc., where he coordinated logistics for three flour mills. He executed daily wheat market orders at the Kansas City Board of Trade, worked with General Mills' flour sales, elevator and mill management, and sourced wheat from various classes. He has been involved in a number of U.S. Wheat Associates committees, is past-chair of the Kansas City Board of Trade Cash Basis committee and was an adjunct research scientist for Kansas State University's Department of Grain Science and Industry. He currently serves as Chairman of Heartland Plant Innovations. He is a 1998 graduate of Kansas State University's milling science and operations program. Justin and his wife, Angie, have two young children.
 

Cindy Falk - Nutrition Educator

Cindy
Cindy Hartwich Falk began at the Kansas Wheat Commission in 1985 as a volunteer "Speak for Wheat" spokesperson and part-time nutritionist from 1989 to 1994. Cindy is responsible for developing the annual KWC Recipe booklet, providing educational programs and supervising the spokesperson program. Since 1990 Falk has served as Co-Chair and Chair of the Kansas Festival of Breads baking contest and is currently Chair of the National Festival of Breads baking contest. Since 1993, Falk has served on the national Wheat Foods Council Executive Board and in 2002-2003 was Chairman. She earned a B.S. in Human Ecology from Kansas State University. In 2004, she was the recipient of the "Friend of Extension Family and Consumer Sciences" award. In 1994, Falk received the "Wheat Woman of the Year" award. Falk grew up on a farm at Laclede, Kansas. She resides with her husband in rural Onaga and enjoys spending time with their four adult children and grandchildren. Her hobbies include swimming, gardening, traveling and baking.
 

Aaron Harries - Marketing Director

Aaron
Aaron Harries has been the director of marketing with Kansas Wheat since July 2006. Prior to joining Kansas Wheat he was employed by the Kansas Grain and Feed Association in Topeka for 10 years. While at KGFA, he also had responsibilities with the Kansas Agribusiness Retailers Association, the Kansas Certified Crop Adviser Program and the Kansas Association of Ethanol Processors. Harries was raised on a diversified crop and dairy farm in Marshall County in Northeast Kansas. He graduated with a degree in agriculture communications from Kansas State University.
 

Dalton Henry - Membership and Government Affairs Specialist

Dalton
A May, 2010 graduate of Kansas State University, Dalton earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications and journalism, emphasizing in agricultural economics. He grew up on and is still involved with a diversified crop and livestock operation near Randolph. He was involved in 4-H and FFA, and was elected president of the Kansas FFA Association in 2006. While a student at K-State, he was a member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and served in the College of Agriculture Ambassadors and a charter member of the Collegiate Farm Bureau chapter. He was Student Body President in 2009-10.
 

Julie Owens - Office Manager

Julie Owens rejoined Kansas Wheat as Office Manager in October, 2005 after spending several years on staff at Kansas State University in the Department of Grain Science and in the Communications Department. Julie grew up in northeast Kansas. She resides in Manhattan and enjoys spending time with family and friends, her cats and working on handsewing projects.
 

Julie Winsor - Director of Finance and Human Resources

Julie
Julie Winsor joined the Kansas Wheat Commission in July 2000 as its receptionist and is now director of finance and human resources. A native of Michigan, she moved to Louisville, Kentucky where her family still resides. Julie has three children. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, cooking and baking. She is a business administration graduate of Colorado Technical University, with an emphasis in human resource management.
 
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