The Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) Board of Trustees elected officers for 2015-2016 during the December board meeting. These executive committee positions include the offices of chairman, vice chairman, treasurer and secretary.
Individuals in these positions are responsible for the implementation of board policies and procedures, as well as carrying out the roles for their respective offices.
Terry McClure of Paulding County was elected chairman. McClure previously served as OSC vice chairman and as a Soy Transportation Coalition board member. In addition to his volunteer leadership position with OSC, McClure is a member of the Board of Directors of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. Previously McClure was president of the Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, a board member of the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program, and a board member of the Paulding County Soil and Water Conservation District. He farms soybeans, corn and wheat.
Elected vice chairman after holding the office of treasurer was Steve Reinhard. Reinhard farms soybeans, corn and wheat in Crawford County. He earned a B.S. from The Ohio State University in Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Education. Reinhard is active in many agricultural groups including Ohio Farm Bureau Federation and the Crawford County Soil & Water Conservation District. He is a member of the Bucyrus Chamber of Commerce and Martin Luther Lutheran Church and also serves as a volunteer firefighter.
The board elected Bill Bateson of Hancock County to his first term on the executive committee as treasurer. Bateson produces soybeans, corn and wheat. In addition to being a grain farmer, he raises beef cattle and manages 30 cows in a cow to calf operation. Outside of agriculture, Bill is a member of Good Hope Church and coaches the junior high basketball team.
Gretchen Mossbarger of Ross County was elected to her second term as secretary. Mossbarger farms in Pickaway and Franklin Counties in Ohio on R Farm. She grows corn and produces soybean and wheat seed for retail sales and serves on the board for the Ohio Seed Improvement Association and the Soy Transportation Coalition. Gretchen is also a member of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Frankfort United Methodist Church and Ohio Farm Bureau Federation.