Neal Bredehoeft, Alma, MO, takes over as president of the American Soybean Association and Ron Heck, Perry, IA, fills the chairman of the board slot.

Board members also elected Bob Metz from Browns Valley, MN, as first vice president, an office that places Metz in line to be ASA president next year. Also elected were Bob Rikli from Murdock, NE, as secretary and Ed Hegland, Appleton, MN, as treasurer.

Four vice presidents were elected: Johnny Dodson from Dyersburg, TN; John Hoffman from Waterloo, IA; Gary Joachim from Claremont, MN; and Richard Ostlie from Northwood, ND. These soybean producer-leaders form the nine-member ASA executive committee.