Water Management Leadership Group


Identify means by which AEM may better support this product group and provide direction to AEM service areas accordingly.


  • From a holistic perspective, identify product-specific challenges and areas of need.
  • Formulate solutions and/or determine means by which to address those challenges.
  • Employ and direct relevant AEM service teams and/or committees (or establish sub-committees/task forces) to take action on those solutions.


  • Provide a cohesive water story for all of agriculture.
    • Develop a unified industry message across AEM industry sectors.
    • Coordinate and align messaging with industry and commodity groups.
  • Promote scientifically sound, industry vetted best management practices that are based on technological capabilities, environmental impact, and crop needs.
  • Educate all stakeholders on water usage in agriculture.


  • A Chair & Vice Chair is elected by the Group and serves a two-year term.


  • Executives from AEM member companies that manufacture equipment for or have a vested interest in water management.


  • Either a face-to-face meeting or conference call/virtual meeting will be held at least two to three times each year or as required based on issues and activities.
  • AEM legislative team and any other relevant staff/committees will be invited to participate as required.
Group Leadership


Mike Mills


Vice Chair

Kurt Grimm


AEM Staff Contact

Austin Gellings

Director, Ag Services