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CNFA Appoints Lt. Gen John Castellaw to Board of Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. October 17, 2018: CNFA, Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture, an international agricultural development organization, announced that Lt. Gen John Castellaw, USMC (Ret.) has been appointed to the CNFA Board of Directors.

Castellaw is Chief Executive Officer of Farmspace Systems LLC., a precision agriculture data collection and management company he co-founded following a 36-year career in U.S. Marine Corps aviation. Castellaw, who concluded his military career as Deputy Commandant for Aviation and then for Programs and Resources at the Pentagon, participated in a range of humanitarian operations in Africa, Asia and Europe, including serving with the United Nations during the siege of Sarajevo, and commanding the U.S. forces in a multinational security and stability operation in East Timor.

“John adds an important new dimension to the CNFA Board,” said CNFA Chair of the Board Elin D. Miller. “As a recognized national security expert as well as an agricultural technology entrepreneur, John has a unique combination of skills and experience that will prove extremely valuable to our organization as we grow our work in increasingly complex environments around the world.”

“CNFA’s entrepreneurship-based model provides a practical, common-sense approach to international development,” Castellaw said. “I look forward to working with the CNFA Board of Directors to expand and grow the use of this approach to bolster the economic and social well-being of the world’s farmers.”

CNFA, an international agricultural development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in 17 countries, specializes in designing sustainable, market-led agricultural initiatives. CNFA builds strong local and global partnerships, incorporates innovative approaches in its programs, and fosters inclusive development to offer enhanced opportunities to under-served groups.

Patton Webb