INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (September 23, 2015) — Eight Indiana soybean farmers were recently elected to the Indiana Soybean Alliance board. The board members will start their terms in December to help direct checkoff programs that drive the success of Indiana’s soybean industry.
"As the soybean industry continues to evolve and new opportunities and challenges arise, it is vital that we have grassroots leadership at the state level to ensure that the needs of Indiana soybean farmers are understood and acted upon,” said Kevin Wilson, ISA governance committee chairman and a Cass County farmer. “The commitment of our board members plays a vital role in growing the Indiana soybean industry, an industry that not only benefits farmers but also the state of Indiana.”
Each year, ISA conducts an election to place farmer-leaders on its board of directors representing each of the state’s four districts. In this year’s election, four farmers were re-elected and an additional four farmers were elected to their first term on the board.
In District 1, Kendell Culp of Rensselaer and David Rodibaugh of Rensselaer will continue to serve on the board for another term. District 1 includes Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Elkhart, Fulton, Howard, Jasper, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Lake, Marshall, Miami, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Starke, Tipton, Wabash and White counties.
In District 2, Tom Griffiths of Kendallville and Don Wyss of Fort Wayne will continue to serve on the board. District 2 includes Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Huntington, Jay, LaGrange, Madison, Noble, Randolph, Steuben, Wayne, Wells and Whitley counties.
In District 3, Martin Evans of Terre Haute and Brent Lyke of Evansville will begin their terms in December. District 3 includes Clay, Daviess, Dubois, Fountain, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Montgomery, Owen, Parke, Pike, Posey, Putnam, Spencer, Sullivan, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, Warren and Warrick counties.
In District 4, Roger Bommer of Brookville and Keevin Lemenager of Monrovia will begin their terms in December. District 4 includes Bartholomew, Boone, Brown, Clark, Crawford, Dearborn, Decatur, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Harrison, Hendricks, Jackson, Jefferson, Jennings, Johnson, Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Ohio, Orange, Perry, Ripley, Rush, Scott, Shelby, Switzerland, Union and Washington counties.
To learn more, visit www.indianasoybean.com/elections.
The Indiana Soybean Alliance works to enhance the viability of Indiana soybean farmers through the effective and efficient investment of soybean checkoff funds and the development of sound policies that protect and promote the interest of Indiana soybean farmers. The ISA is working to build new markets for soybeans through the promotion of grain marketing, livestock, aquaculture, production research, biofuels, environmental programs, and new uses for soybeans. ISA is led by an elected farmer board that directs investments of the soybean checkoff funds on behalf of more than 28,000 Indiana soybean farmers. Visit www.indianasoybean.com for more information.
This communication was funded with Indiana soybean checkoff dollars.