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April 13, 2010 - Mark Nelson, Director of Commodities at Kansas Farm Bureau in Manhattan, Kan., has been named as Chairman of ASTM International Committee F10 on Livestock, Meat, and Poultry Evaluation Systems. Nelson has been member of ASTM International since 2003, serves on five of F10's eight subcommittees, and is Vice Chair of Subcommittee F10.50 on Terminology. After graduating Kansas State University, he worked there as NW area economist and began working at Kansas Farm Bureau in 1997.

Mark Nelson Named Chair of ASTM International Committee on Livestock, Meat, and Poultry Evaluation Systems

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ASTM International
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West Conshohocken, PA, 19428-2959

Press release date: April 9, 2010

W. CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. - ASTM International Committee F10 on Livestock, Meat and Poultry Evaluation Systems has named Mark Nelson, director of commodities at the Kansas Farm Bureau in Manhattan, Kan., as its new chairman.

The work of Committee F10 has been determined to be of the highest priority to the U.S. Department of Agriculture and is supported by a wide range of stakeholders to achieve fair and competitive markets for the livestock, meat and poultry industry. A member of ASTM International since 2003, Nelson also serves on five of F10's eight subcommittees, and he is vice chair of Subcommittee F10.50 on Terminology.

Upon his graduation from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kan., where he earned both a B.S. and an M.S. in agricultural economics, Nelson accepted the position of NW area economist at the University in 1986. He then spent time as a field representative and merchandiser at Northern Sun in Goodland, Kan., before assuming his role at the Kansas Farm Bureau in 1997.

ASTM International is one of the largest international standards development and delivery systems in the world. ASTM International meets the World Trade Organization (WTO) principles for the development of international standards: coherence, consensus, development dimension, effectiveness, impartiality, openness, relevance and transparency. ASTM standards are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems and commercial transactions.
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