The United Soybean Board farmer-directors have elected Jim Carroll III, a farmer from Brinkley, Arkansas, as chair at the annual board meeting this week.
“We’ve made great strides to innovate beyond the bushel and infuse every opportunity we can into growing markets and creating new uses for soybeans,” said Carroll. “We have a lot to be proud of but also have tremendous potential to further demand as we continue our progress through wise and strategic investments.”
Carroll said one of his priorities as chair will be to recognize the performance and sustainability of U.S. soy and to show their customers its many capabilities as a renewable alternative.
19 new directors appointed by Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue were also sworn in by the USDA.