Tom Hall has been named stewardship director for the American Crop Protection Association. He will join ACPA in early May.

In his new position, Hall will direct stewardship for chemical and biotechnology products for the association at both the national and international levels. Additionally, he will be responsible for the launch of a national crop protection industry stewardship program and for the development of appropriate alliances and partnerships to support the program. Hall also will direct ACPA's participation as a Responsible Care Partner Association.

Hall joins ACPA from VantagePoint Network, where he served as environmental products manager responsible for developing Web applications to assist farmers and ranchers in developing nutrient management plans and in meeting state level nutrient management reporting requirements.

Previously, Hall he served as director, Internet services for Doane Agricultural Services; agronomist, Dekalb Genetics; market development specialist, Chevron Chemical; consultant, Crop Improvement Association and BioGro.

From 1990-2000, Hall also served as vice president, American Society of Agronomy, where he was responsible for membership services, certification programs, professional development and public affairs related to production agriculture. At ASA, he developed and helped initiate its Certified Crop Advisor Program.

Hall holds a bachelor's degree in Agronomy and a master's in agriculture and Extension education.

Organized in 1933, ACPA is the not-for-profit trade organization representing major manufacturers, formulators and distributors of crop protection, pest control and biotechnology products.