Jim Krogh has been involved in the sunflower industry since 1975, when he started work with the sunflower unit of Agway Inc. in Grandin, ND. Jim started as the assistant to the sunflower plant breeder and eventually became responsible for grower contracting and seed sales. In 1978, he was named general manager of Agway Sunflower. In 2002 the Agway Sunflower business unit was sold to Cenex Harvest States (now CHS Inc.). Jim remained general manager/president of CHS Sunflower until his retirement in 2013. Jim served on the NSA Confection Committee since its formation and also served as the confection representative on the NSA Board of Directors from 1988-1997.