John Meuret is a fourth generation farmer and elevator owner who sees a strong future for organic. His company has grown to become the largest distributor of organic grain to the west coast. His family has been farming and operating grain elevators in Nebraska for 100 years. They are the only elevator dedicated specifically to organic only shuttle trains. John has successfully converted 11,000 acres to organic and has developed a process to efficiently convert new land. John was instrumental in developing the Organic Evaluation Index (OEI) which Organic Farm Partners leverages to evaluate land for its portfolio. John serves as chairman at Siouxland Ethanol in Jackson, NE, and is chair of the risk management committee. He is a past president of the Nebraska Grain and Feed Association, and currently serves as treasurer for the local volunteer fire department.