Release No.: 178.13
Sam Jones-Ellard (202) 660-2268
WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2013 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the appointment of 35 members and three alternate members to the United Soybean Board.
Appointed board members are as follows: Derek M. Haigwood, Newport, Ark.; Dallas R. Wright, Millsboro, Del.; Wilfrid H. Bibus, Eastern Region (Chesterfield, N.J.); Douglas E. Winter, Mill Shoals, Ill.; Daniel E. Farney, Morton, Ill.; James E. Schriver, Bluffton, Ind.; Kevin W. Wilson, Walton, Ind.; Delbert J. Christensen, Audubon, Iowa; Robert N. Haselwood, Berryton, Kan.; Ronald R. Ohlde, Palmer, Kan.; Charles J. Cannatella, Melville, La.; G. Stephen Moore, Sudlersville, Md.; James B. Domagalski, Columbus, Mich.; David R. Williams, Elsie, Mich.; Robin H. Hanks, LeRoy, Minn.; James B. Willers, Beaver Creek, Minn.; David S. Wansley, Vicksburg, Miss.; C. Douglas Simmons, III, Leland, Miss.; Richard L. Fordyce, Bethany, Mo.; Gregg A. Fujan, Weston, Neb.; Gregory J. Greving, Chapman, Neb.; Ralph K. Lott, II, Seneca, N.Y.; Jacob J. Parker, Columbia, N.C.; Jared C. Hagert, Emerado, N.D.; Joel Thorsrud, Hillboro, N.D.; Dale L. Profit, Van Wert, Ohio; Keith L. Kemp, West Manchester, Ohio; Paul C. Fruendt, Cuthrie, Okla.; William L. Beam, Elverson, Pa.; Lewis G. Bainbridge, Ethan, S.D.; John H. Dodson, Halls, Tenn.; Cameron W. Gibson, Orange, Va.; Grant A. Watermann, Western Region (Vona, Colo.); Nancy Kavazanjian, Beaver Dam, Wis.; and Robert A. Derr, Marshall, Wis.
The alternate members appointed are: Richard F. Carlisle, Bridgeville, Del.; Jason E. Swede, Piffard, N.Y.; and Andrew W. Scott, Jr., Monte Alto, Texas.
The 70-member board is authorized by the Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act. The Secretary selected the appointees from soybean producers nominated by Qualified State Soybean Boards. All appointees will serve 3-year terms beginning December 2013.
Research and promotion programs are industry-funded, authorized by Congress, and date back to 1966, when Congress passed the Cotton Research and Promotion Act. Since then, Congress has authorized the establishment of 21 research and promotion boards. They empower farmers and ranchers to leverage their own resources to develop new markets, strengthen existing markets, and conduct important research and promotion activities. AMS provides oversight, paid for by industry assessments, which ensures fiscal responsibility, program efficiency and fair treatment of participating stakeholders.
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