Raleigh – John Fleming received the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association’s Meritorious Service award at the association’s 45th annual meeting in Durham on January 12, 2012. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to North Carolina soybean farmers by a producer and another individual in the soybean industry. Fleming received the Meritorious Service Award for serving as the first chair of the NC SoyPAC committee, the mission of which is to support federal candidates for election who support policies favorable to N.C. soybean farmers, serving as the organization’s first president and organizing its first fundraising activities. Jimmy Thomas, president of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association, presented the award to Fisher.
Since the NC SoyPAC was formed in Nov. 2010, Fleming has worked tirelessly on behalf of soybean growers by leading the organization and meeting with federal candidates both in visits to their districts and in Washington, D.C. to discuss policy issues which impact the soybean industry. He also organized the group’s first fundraisers, including a silent auction, raffle and the inaugural sporting clays challenge.
Fleming, a farmer from Scotland Neck, N.C., farms 1,600 acres of soybeans, cotton and wheat. He graduated from N.C. State University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture Business Management.
For more information, call Charles Hall, Chief Executive Officer of the North Carolina Soybean Producers Association at (800) 839-5775.