WASHINGTON — National Farmers Union President Tom Buis is stepping down, effective March 15, to serve as CEO of Growth Energy.
His successor will be chosen by Farmers Union delegates at the upcoming national convention March 8-10 in Washington.
Growth Energy is a new group focusing on expanding ethanol production and use in the U.S.
Buis was elected NFU president in 2006 and again in 2008. He has been with the organization since March 1998, previously serving as vice president of the government relations.
“It was not an easy decision, but I am excited to take on this new challenge and continue advocating for our nation’s family farmers and ranchers,” Buis said. “The production of renewable energy from our farms is the greatest economic opportunity for rural America that I’ve seen in my lifetime.”
Before moving to Washington, D.C., he was a full-time grain and livestock farmer in Indiana with his brothers.