Richard Wilkins, a Greenwood, Del. soybean farmer, is the new president of the American Soybean Association.
Wilkins assumed the role of president at ASA’s annual winter meeting in St. Louis Dec. 10. Outgoing president Wade Cowan from Brownfield, Texas, moves to the position of chairman of the ASA board, and Ron Moore of Roseville, Ill., was elected to serve as vice president. With his election as vice president, Moore is now in line to be ASA president in 2016.
“I’m honored to serve as president of this wonderful team of farmers, and I’m excited to move forward with what is a very full agenda for the year,” Wilkins said.
“These are an extremely important next few years for our industry,” said Moore. “The soybean industry and agriculture as a whole will need continuity and strength in its leadership, and I’m excited to continue that here at ASA.”
Also elected to form ASA’s nine-member governing committee were Secretary John Heisdorffer from Keota, Iowa; and At-Large Governing Board Members Bret Davis of Delaware, Ohio, Kevin Hoyer of West Salem, Wisc., Kevin Scott of Valley Springs, S.D., and Sam Butler of New Hope, Ala.. Current Treasurer Davie Stephens of Wingo, Ky., was elected to serve a second term in the same position.