Alan Weber, Treasurer

Alan Weber serves as staff economist for the Jefferson Institute, a non-profit corporation working with farmers on crop diversification. In this role, Weber provides economic analyses of alternative crop profitability and helps to develop market opportunities for producers growing alternative crops in Missouri and other parts of the Midwest. Mr. Weber is also a founding partner of MARC-IV, a consulting company that specializes in the development of industrial products from agricultural resources. Some of Mr. Weber’s current MARC-IV responsibilities include positioning biodiesel in the US alternative fuels marketplace. Active with biodiesel commercialization activities since 1991, Mr. Weber assisted with the establishment of the National Biodiesel Board’s Washington, DC office and continues to provide economic & technical support to their efforts.

Mr. Weber is a recipient of the 2007 National Biodiesel Board's Outstanding Service Award and the NBB Industry Outstanding Commitment Award in 2000. He was also selected for the Columbia, MO Business Times “Forty Under Forty” Class of 2005 Award. Weber has served as President of the Board of Directors for the Agricultural Leadership of Tomorrow Foundation and currently serves on the University of Missouri College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Ag Alumni Association Board. Weber completed his undergraduate training in agricultural economics at the University of Missouri, graduating with honors, Summa Cum Laude.