About Us



    Brad Erker, Executive Director

    Brad was raised on a dryland wheat farm in Morgan County, Colorado. He joined Colorado Wheat in August 2017 as Executive Director. He has over 20 years of professional experience in small grains and holds a Bachelor’s degree in agronomy and a Master’s degree in plant breeding, both from Colorado State University.
    Email: Brad.Erker@ColoradoWheat.org
    Office: (970) 449-6994
    Tyler Benninghoven, Seed and Trait Specialist

    Tyler grew up in Northern Colorado and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Soil and Crop Science, with a minor in Soil Resource Conservation from Colorado State University. Tyler is a Certified Crop Advisor, who most recently was Regional Sales Manager of Town and Country Supply Association in Billings, Montana.
    Email: tbenninghoven@ColoradoWheat.org
    Office: (970) 449-6994


    Madison Andersen, Director of Communications and Policy

    Madison joined Colorado Wheat in January 2018. She was raised in Limon, Colorado and has a degree in Agricultural Communications and Agribusiness from Oklahoma State University.
    Email: mandersen@ColoradoWheat.org
    Office: (970) 449-6994