Eight Indiana soybean growers have been elected in an uncontested race for next year’s Indiana Soybean Alliance farmer board. The ISA farmer board manages checkoff investments and allocates funds to grow soybean markets and conduct research that strengthens Indiana’s soybean industry.
“The ISA farmer directors focus on wisely investing checkoff dollars in initiatives that benefit the long-term viability of Hoosier soybean farmers,” said Tom Griffiths, chairman of the Indiana Soybean Alliance. “Whether we’re discussing innovative new uses, expanding global markets or improving production efficiencies, the checkoff plays a vital role in Indiana’s agricultural economy, so we want to ensure that Indiana soybean farmers remain successful.”
Because this year’s election in all four districts is uncontested, Indiana soybean growers will not receive ballots for voting. In December 2018, the following eight soybean farmers will continue or begin their terms on the board:
- Kendell Culp and David Rodibaugh, both of Rensselaer, Ind., will begin their third terms representing District 1, which 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.
- Carey McKibben of LaGrange, Ind. and Larry Wilkinson of Kimmell, Ind. will both begin their first terms on the ISA board representing District 2, which includes Adams, Allen, Blackford, DeKalb, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Huntington, Jay, La Grange, Madison, Noble, Randolph, Steuben, Wayne, Wells and Whitley counties.
- Kevin Cox of Brazil, Ind. will begin his first term and Gary McDaniel of Boonville, Ind. will continue his term representing District 3, which 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.
- Roger Bommer of Brookville, Ind. and Keevin Lemenager of Monrovia, Ind. will both start their second terms representing District 4, which 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.
To read the bios for the farmers listed, and for more information about leadership opportunities through Indiana Soybean Alliance, visit: www.indianasoybean.com/elections.
Source: Indiana Soybean Alliance Press Release