WASHINGTON, D.C. (February 2, 2021) – Farm Journal Foundation is pleased to announce two new hires who will help shape the organization’s future vision and strategy.
Todd Greenwood joins the organization as the Vice President for Business Development. As head of fundraising, Todd’s work to build new partnerships and strengthen existing ones will be crucial for the Foundation’s next successful chapter.
Prior to joining the Foundation, Todd served as Chief Development Officer for University Initiatives at the Purdue Research Foundation. Previously, he spent 10 years at the National FFA Foundation as Director of Strategic Partnerships and Industry Relations. While at FFA, he managed a team of corporate development officers and oversaw efforts that increased the organization’s funding portfolio by $6 million annually. In addition, Todd has over 15 years of experience in the hospitality and tourism industry, and most notably worked with the city of Indianapolis’s Visit Indy, where he coordinated agreements for events including the Olympic trials, NCAA Final Four, and Super Bowl. Todd is a graduate of Purdue University's hospitality and tourism school. He grew up in agriculture, and resides in Plainfield, Indiana, with his wife Kathie.
Whitney McFerron joins the Foundation as Senior Manager of Communications. She will oversee communications strategy, media relations, and dissemination of thought leadership content – helping to raise the profile of the Foundation and its work on agricultural research, food security, climate change, and other pressing issues.
Before joining the Foundation, Whitney worked in communications and business development for One Acre Fund, a nonprofit that enables smallholder farmers in Africa to increase their crop yields. Previously, she was a journalist for eight years at Bloomberg News, covering agricultural markets while based in Chicago and London. Whitney has a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University. She grew up in rural southeast Missouri, where her family farmed for more than a century.
About Farm Journal Foundation
Farm Journal Foundation is an independent, non-partisan organization dedicated to sustaining agriculture’s ability to meet the vital needs of a growing population through education and advocacy. To build support for sustaining American leadership in agriculture, Farm Journal Foundation engages with farmers and other producers, educates young people about agriculture, and helps policymakers understand the vital importance of agriculture to the U.S. economy and global stability. To learn more, visit: www.farmjournalfoundation.org.