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Moon Serves 10 Years as Commissioner

The Idaho Wheat Commission and Idaho wheat industry thank Ned Moon, Heyburn, for his commitment, contributions, and decade of service as District 3 Commissioner.  Ned was first appointed to the Idaho Wheat Commission by Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter in 2011 and was reappointed to another term five years later in 2016.  Ned’s maximum term of service representing Southern Idaho wheat growers will be met on June 30.

Ned Moon is a second-generation wheat farmer from Heyburn, a small town nestled along the Snake River between Burley and Rupert in the Mini-Cassia area.  Ned has been the marketing manager for Jentzsch-Kearl Farms – a partnership that produces wheat, hay, potatoes, sugar beets, and seed beans – since 2002.  After graduating from Brigham Young University, Ned joined the U.S. Air Force and flew jets for more than 12 years.  After leaving the military, Ned ran his own business and was operations manager for a chemical production company before joining Jentzsch-Kearl Farms.

“Ned has always brought a wealth of knowledge and diverse experience to the commission, lending a very practical voice to the conversation,” said Executive Director Casey Chumrau.  “His thoughtful approach to decision-making has served Idaho growers well throughout his tenure.  Ned has loyally represented his fellow farmers across the state, nation, and the around the world.”

During his ten years on the Wheat Commission, Ned served as chairman twice.  He traveled extensively in Asia, South America, and Central America meeting with buyers of Idaho wheat in global markets and touring mills and end-use facilities promoting Idaho wheat.  Ned and his wife, Mary, have three grown children.  Ned will enjoy chasing grandchildren and pursuing his hobbies of woodworking, golf, and other outdoor sports.

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