Vanderburgh County farmer and Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA) director Joe Steinkamp has been appointed to the American Soybean Association (ASA) Board of Directors and began his three year term in December 2012. “I look forward to serving Indiana soybean farmers on a national level through my role on the ASA board,” said Steinkamp. “As global demand for soy continues to increase, one of my goals is to keep U.S. farmers competitive globally through sound political policies.”
Steinkamp, a farmer from Evansville, Ind., currently serves on ISA’s executive committee as chairman of the membership and policy committee. He was elected to the ISA board in 2009. Indiana Soybean Alliance has two seats on the ASA board. Alan Kemper of Lafayette, Ind. is the other Indiana representative on the board. Steinkamp was appointed by the membership and policy committee of ISA to serve on the national board replacing Scott Fritz of Winamac, Ind. who served his full nine years on the ASA board. The American Soybean Association is the national organization that represents U.S. soybean farmers through policy advocacy and international market development. For more information on ASA, visit www.soygrowers.com/.