NC Soybean Assoc. Elects New Members to Bd. of Dir.

Raleigh – The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association elected five new members to serve a three-year term on its board of directors at its 45th annual meeting in Durham, N.C. on January 13, 2012. Six members were elected to serve a second term on the board of directors.

As a director on the state soybean board, Bartlett is responsible for overseeing the soybean checkoff-funded research, marketing and communications work of the association, as well as conducting advocacy work on behalf of the state’s soybean industry.  Newly elected board members are:

Name/Hometown          Counties Represented
Wesley Johnson of Dobson  Surry Co. plus 24 Western N.C. Counties
Michael McPherson of Mebane Alamance, Caswell, Durham, Forsyth, Granville, Guilford, Orange, Person, Rockingham, Stokes
Ryan Cahoon of Fairfield      Bertie, Chowan, Dare, Tyrrell, Washington
Randy Edwards of Wendell   Johnston
Sherill Jernigan of Godwin    Cumberland, Harnett

The following directors have been elected to serve a second term:
Director   Counties Represented
Jeff Tyson of Nashville Edgecombe, Halifax, Nash
David Heath of Dover Carteret, Craven, Jones, Onslow, Pamlico
Phillip McLain of Statesville Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Davie, Davidson, Iredell, Lincoln, Randolph, Rowan
Henry Walker of Mocksville Alexander, Catawba, Cleveland, Davie, Davidson, Iredell, Lincoln, Randolph, Rowan
Travis Starnes of Monroe Gaston, Mecklenburg, Union
Lon Beasley of Magnolia Duplin

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association is a statewide trade association representing all N.C. soybean producers, responsible for research, education and promotion programs to benefit the state’s soybean farmers. The association is the qualified state board responsible for administering national soybean checkoff programs in North Carolina. The association is the state affiliate of the American Soybean Association (ASA.) is dedicated to serving the agricultural industry in the Carolinas and Virginia with the latest ag news, exclusive regional weather station readings, and key crop market information. The website is a companion of the Southern Farm Network, provider of daily agricultural radio programming to the Carolinas since 1974. presents radio programs, interviews and news relevant to crop and livestock production and research throughout the mid-Atlantic agricultural community.