Last month the American Soybean Association (ASA) confirmed Richard Ostlie from Northwood, ND, as president, and Bob Metz from West Browns Valley, SD, as chairman. Board members also elected John Hoffman from Waterloo, IA, to serve as first vice president, an office that places him in line to be ASA president next year.

Also elected were Bob Rikli from Murdock, NE, as secretary, and Gary Joachim from Claremont, MN, as treasurer. Four vice presidents were also elected: Johnny Dodson from Dyersburg, TN; Alan Kemper from Lafayette, IN; Ted Glaub from Jonesboro, AR; and Rob Joslin from Sidney, OH.

These soybean producer-leaders form the nine-member ASA executive committee.