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Past Indiana Soybean President now a USB Director

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Kevin Wilson in the CornKevin Wilson, a soybean farmer from Walton, Indiana, was recently sworn in as a director on the United Soybean Board (USB), during the organization’s annual meeting.

Appointed by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Wilson will represent his fellow soybean farmers by investing soy checkoff funds in marketing, promotion and research projects that aim to increase the profitability of all U.S. soybean farmers.

He grows soybeans, corn and tomatoes on his farm. Wilson has also been an active member of the Indiana Soybean Alliance, recently serving as president, and the Purdue University Agriculture Alumni Board.

“I’m committed to investing checkoff dollars into projects that will help secure the future of the U.S. soy industry,” says Wilson. “I’m excited to work with the other directors to shape this important work.”

Wilson will serve on the Oil Action Team and will help direct work to help increase the value of U.S. soybean oil.

USB also invests in projects to increase the value of U.S. soybean meal, ensure U.S. farmers and their customers maintain the freedom and infrastructure to operate, and meet the needs of U.S. soy customers.

“The United Soybean Board welcomes both the new and returning directors,” said USB Chairman Jim Call, a soybean farmer from Madison, Minn. “We know that they will make excellent additions to the board and are committed to overseeing the projects to maximize the profit potential of all U.S. soybean farmers.”

The 70 farmer-directors of USB oversee the investments of the soy checkoff to maximize profit opportunities for all U.S. soybean farmers. These volunteers invest and leverage checkoff funds to increase the value of U.S. soy meal and oil, to ensure U.S. soybean farmers and their customers have the freedom and infrastructure to operate, and to meet the needs of U.S. soy’s customers. 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.