The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) and Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) celebrated the recent election of two of the organizations’ board members to the executive committees of the American Soybean Association (ASA) and United Soybean Board (USB).
OSA and OSC board member, Bret Davis of Delaware County, was elected as one of four ASA Vice Presidents. OSC board member, John Motter of Hancock County, was elected Treasurer of USB.
Motter is currently serving his sixth year as a USB board member and has previously served as the Vice Chairman of the Audit & Evaluation Committee and Chair of the Customer Focus Action Team. He has held multiple executive committee roles at the state level on the OSC Board of Trustees including as Chairman. Motter is active in many agricultural organizations near his farm in Jenera, where he grows soybeans and corn, including high oleic soybeans.
“I can’t express how excited and humbled I am by this opportunity,” said Motter. “Agriculture is changing rapidly and rising demand for soybeans is expected to continue. However, we also have new challenges to face in the coming years. I will work very hard with my fellow board members to ensure that we are doing all we can to ensure a profitable future for all U.S. soybean farmers.”
Davis is a past President of OSA and currently serving his third year as an ASA board member. He also serves as a member of the OSC Board of Trustees. In addition to his leadership positions with state and national soybean organizations, Bret is an active member of the Delaware County Farm Bureau and Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association. He grows soybeans and corn on his farm in Delaware County.
“I’ve been privileged to serve as a leader in Ohio and now I have this opportunity at the national level with ASA,” said Davis. “I love agriculture and I am passionate about ASA’s mission in serving U.S. soybean farmers. Farmers are only 1 percent of the population, but we are vital to the economic success of our country. I’m excited to get going and move our organization and our industry forward.”