USSEC Welcomes USB Officers
The United Soybean Board (USB) held its annual board meeting in St. Louis last week, electing Jim Carroll III from Brinkley, Arkansas as Chair at on December 11. In addition, 19 new directors, appointed by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, were sworn in by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
“We’ve made great strides to innovate beyond the bushel and infuse every opportunity we can into growing markets and creating new uses for soybeans,” said Mr. Carroll. “We have a lot to be proud of but also have tremendous potential to further demand as we continue our progress through wise and strategic investments. One of my priorities as Chair is to recognize the performance and sustainability of U.S. Soy and show our customers its many capabilities as a renewable alternative.”
Along with Mr. Carroll, USB also elected nine directors to serve on the Executive Committee. They include:
– Dan Farney, Vice Chair — Illinois
– David Iverson, Secretary — South Dakota
– Meagan Kaiser, Treasurer — Missouri
– Woody Green — South Carolina
– Tom Oswald — Iowa
– Mark Seib — Indiana
– Belinda Burrier — Maryland
– Ralph Lott II — New York
– Andy Fabin — Pennsylvania
In addition, three farmer-directors were elected to serve on the Strategic Management Committee: Doug Winter of Illinois; Ed Lammers of Nebraska; and Philip Good of Mississippi.
USB’s 78 farmer-directors work on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers to achieve maximum value for their soy checkoff investments.
USSEC congratulates the new USB officers and looks forward to continuing its work with USB to create preference and demand for U.S. Soy.