USA Management Profiles

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Bart Ruth - President


Bart Ruth is a sixth generation farmer operator in eastern Nebraska. Active in agricultural policy through involvement in numerous agricultural organisations at the state and national level. Bart has represented American Soybean farmers in International forums during his tenure with American Soybean Association. He also represented American agriculture as an Eisenhower Fellow in 2005. He also sits on the University of Nebraska Presidents Advisory Committee. Bart started his tenure as the President of Nuffield USA in late 2022 and he aims to secure funding to expand the Nuffield scholarship program in the USA. interact and assist scholars in arranging visits to the United States and frequently hosting visiting scholars.
Jean Lonie - Vice President


A 2018 Nuffield Scholar from the United States, Jean earned a Ph.D. in Agricultural and Extension Education at The Pennsylvania State University, where she also served as Director of Student Recruitment and Activities for the College of Agricultural Sciences. Her dissertation, "Exploring the Public Value of Nuffield International Farming Scholars Program," investigated how Nuffield Scholars perceive their experience in the program in terms of contributing to public value and having significance beyond the individual participant. Her professional background includes marketing and communications efforts for Farm Journal Media, the U.S. Holstein Association, the School District of Philadelphia, and American Mushroom Institute. In addition she was director of communications for the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. Active with the Nuffield program since 2010 when she helped coordinate the Contemporary Scholars Conference (CSC) hosted in the United States, Jean served as a delegate in 2012 and helped facilitate CSCs from 2013 through 2017. In addition, Jean is an alum of the Pennsylvania Rural Leadership Program. For more information about Nuffield in the USA: <a href=''>USA Brochure</a>
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