Mr. Welp and his family farm south of Wray Colorado.  He is a fourth generation farmer who has a passion for the sugarbeet industry. Alan has represented his local beet growers as a Director on the Colorado Sugarbeet Growers Association for the past 15 years. The past 14 years he has represented all of the Colorado Growers at the American Sugarbeet Growers Association, serving as President from 2008-2010. He has served as a volunteer fireman for over 30 years and on many different boards at Calvary Lutheran church. Mr. Welp raises sugarbeets, corn, dry beans, wheat and alfalfa.  He also runs a custom feedlot.