A Wisconsin producer has been elected chairman of the National Alfalfa & Forage Alliance (NAFA). Tom Braun of Reedsville will take over the duties from Mark Wagoner of the Washington Alfalfa Seed Commission, who will remain on the board as a director. Braun has been an alfalfa and forage grower for close to 40 years. He has also been active in the Wisconsin Forage Council and Midwest Forage Association.

Established in April 2006, NAFA is a hybrid of the former National Alfalfa Alliance and other industry organizations. It was formed to serve as an umbrella organization of forage and alfalfa interests. NAFA offers a forum for consensus-building in an effort to be an effective advocate on behalf of the alfalfa/forage industry on a national level.