Gary Vogen is Vice President, Corporate Affairs, for Yara North America, Inc. based in Tampa, FL. In his current role, he is responsible for leading Yara’s government and industry affairs and strategic policy initiatives in North America. He also serves as chairman of the board for Merschman Fertilizer, LLC, a joint venture fertilizer distribution business in West Point, IA. Since joining Yara in 2006, Gary has also been responsible for sales leadership in the Eastern and Midwestern US, Western Canada and the US Northern Plains.
He is an active member of TFI and Fertilizer Canada and currently serves on the Board of Directors of Fertilizer Canada, Agricultural Retailers Association, Responsible Ag and The Fertilizer Industry Roundtable.
Gary has an AAS degree in Agricultural Production Management and a broad range of agricultural business management experience spanning over 40 years, including 14 years managing his own grain and livestock farm enterprise in the Midwest. Prior to Yara, Gary spent 22 years in the GROWMARK cooperative system, serving as Plant Food Market Manager, and as the General Manager of 4 different Midwestern retail supply and grain cooperatives.
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