American Soybean Association elects new leadership
The American Soybean Association elected new farmer leaders during their annual meeting in St. Louis earlier this month.
Brad Doyle of Arkansas was elected President and Daryl Cates of Illinois was elected vice president for 2022. Cates tells Brownfield one of their top priorities will be working on the farm bill.
“We will start on listening sessions with soy leaders and farmers the first week of January and we will work through that throughout the year.”
He says the association is headed into 2022 with a great team dynamic.
“The last three or four years now I think our relationship with the whole soy family is about as good as I have ever seen it and I want to keep that relationship going strong.”
Serving alongside Doyle and Cates on the Executive Committee are Chairman Kevin Scott of South Dakota, Secretary Caleb Ragland of Kentucky and Treasurer Josh Gackle of North Dakota as well as at-large members Stan Born of Illinois, George Goblish of Minnesota, Ronnie Russell of Missouri, and Scott Metzger of Ohio.
The organization welcomed nine new directors to serve nine-year terms including: Jamie Beyer, Adam Guetter and Michael Petefish all of Minnesota, Roberta Simpson-Dolbeare of Illinois, Mike Koehne of Indiana, Fred Sipes of Kentucky, Ryan Rhoades of Ohio, Heather Feuerstein of Michigan and Jeff Harrison of Canada.
ASA also celebrated the efforts of retiring directors including: Bill Gordon of Minnesota, David Droste of Illinois, Bret Davis of Ohio, Davie Stephens of Kentucky, Joe Steinkamp of Indiana, Scott Persall of Ontario, Canada and Brad Kremer of Wisconsin.