Mark Stewart, Agriculture Future of America

Mark Stewart serves as the president and CEO of Agriculture Future of America (AFA). He is responsible for leading the organization’s external relationships and strategic planning processes for short and long-term growth. He joined AFA in June 2011 as director of development and communications.

Mark was formerly the director of development and communications for the Don Bosco Centers, Kansas City, Missouri, where he supervised all development, fundraising and communications operations for the centers. He previously served as the vice president of Hartsook Companies, Inc., Wichita, Kansas, and held development roles for both Avila University and Northwest Missouri State University.

Mark is a graduate of Northwest Missouri State University where he received both his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees. He also earned his doctorate in educational leadership and policy analysis from the University of Missouri. Mark serves on the Board of Directors for the American Royal Association as well as Together We Grow, an agricultural diversity consortium. He is also a Farm Foundation Round Table Fellow and is active with many other industry associations and national meetings. Past volunteer involvement has included America’s Heartland advisory board, Northeast Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Northland Career Center (Kansas City) agricultural education advisory board, Northeast Kansas City HELP Center, Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Kansas City and serving on the Leadership Council at his church. Personally, Mark is married to his wife Megan, together raising their four daughters in Kansas City, Missouri.