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Iowa Soybean Association Board of Directors elects 2014 officers

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 10:49 a.m. CDT

ANKENY – Six farmers were elected to leadership positions at the Sept. 5 meeting of the Iowa Soybean Association (ISA) Board of Directors.

Brian Kemp of Sibley took his seat as president, and Tom Oswald of Cleghorn was elected president-elect. Rolland Schnell of Newton was chosen as treasurer, and Wayne Fredericks of Osage was elected secretary. Jeff Jorgenson of Sibley was also elected to the executive committee.

ISA directors re-elected Mark Jackson of Rose Hill, immediate past president, and Ray Gaesser of Corning to represent Iowa on the American Soybean Association Board of Directors.

In addition, the directors discussed a number of issues concerning soybean farmers including the Iowa Nutrient Reduction Strategy, consumer outreach efforts, new and continuing crop research, sustainability and more.

“Iowa soybean farmers look to these leaders as they work to be more efficient and productive on their own farms,” said Kemp. “ISA plays an important role in agriculture, from state to national to international levels; working to secure and strengthen new and existing markets for soybeans and support our farmers as they continue to be the leaders in national soybean production.”

To learn more about ISA, visit its website at www.iasoybeans.com.

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