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Sharing Advice

Steward T.A. Pickett shared insight into his career as an ecologist during Executive-in-Residence Program visit

As a child, Steward T.A. Pickett would travel to various Boy Scout camps with his father, who served as a unit leader. While Pickett would participate in a handful of organized activities, he was also free to do his own exploring since he wasn’t part of a troop. It was during those excursions that he found his passion for ecology.…

Helping to Develop Future Leaders

Ernie Verslues recently shared his experiences as a leader through CAFNR’s Executive-in-Residence program

When Ernie Verslues joined MFA Incorporated in 1987, he never envisioned one day serving as president and CEO of the cooperative. He said multiple opportunities within the company, as well as supervisors who put their trust in him, made his current role a reality. Verslues has served as president and CEO of MFA Incorporated since 2015. “It’s been humbling for…