Steve Swaffar assumed the position of Executive Director in February of 2014. Steve has spent 25 years working for agriculture producer organizations and natural resources agencies. He has a strong background and experience in agriculture policy and conservation programs.
Steve grew up working on his grandparent’s wheat and cattle farm near Billings, OK. The values he absorbed during those formative years still underpin his mission to help producers balance stewardship and productivity. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in ecology from the University of Kansas. He and his wife, Donna, have two sons, Tyler, 17 and Nathan, 14.