The United Soybean Board’s (USB) Executive Committee recently named Minnesota farmers to to its target area, action team assignments for USB directors.
Martin County farmer and Executive Committee member Rochelle Krusemark will serve as target area coordinator for meal, and is Minnesota’s USB liaison. Her fellow Martin County farmer and USB Director, Lawrence Sukalski, was selected vice chair of the demand action team and named an alternate member with the National Biodiesel Board.
Joining Sukalski on the demand side is Bill Zurn, a Callaway farmer. Gene Stoel, a Murray County farmer, will represent USB on the Soy Transportation Coalition and the marketplace action team. Krusemark, Zurn and Stoel are also directors with the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council. Sukalski is a longtime director with the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association. Bill Gordon, a Worthington farmer and chair of the American Soybean Association, was named ASA’s marketplace liaison.
Work group and committee assignments are based on director interest, experience within other organizations and distribution of expertise throughout the checkoff leadership.
United Soybean Board’s 78 volunteer farmer-directors work on behalf of all U.S. soybean farmers to achieve maximum value for their soy checkoff investments. These volunteers invest and leverage checkoff funds in programs and partnerships to drive soybean innovation beyond the bushel and increase preference for U.S. soy. That preference is based on U.S. soybean meal and oil quality and the sustainability of U.S. soybean farmers. As stipulated in the federal Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service has oversight responsibilities for USB and the soy checkoff. For more information on the United Soybean Board, visit unitedsoybean.org. For more information on U.S. Soy, visit USSOY.org.