Dallas Wright, a soybean farmer from Millsboro, was recently sworn in as a director on the United Soybean Board during the organization’s annual meeting.
Appointed by U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, Wright will represent his fellow soybean farmers by investing soy checkoff funds in marketing, promotion and research projects that aim to increase the profitability of all U.S. soybean farmers.
He grows soybeans, corn and wheat on his farm and has held various community leadership positions.
“I’m looking forward to working with the other directors to help increase the profitability of U.S. soybean farmers,” says Wright. He adds that he’s particularly interested in projects involving meeting customer needs and expanding uses for soybean oil. His position on the Oil Action Team will allow him to help direct projects to increase the value of U.S. soybean oil.
The 70 farmer-directors of USB oversee the investments of the soy checkoff to maximize profit opportunities for all U.S. soybean farmers. These volunteers invest and leverage checkoff funds to increase the value of U.S. soy meal and oil, to ensure U.S. soybean farmers and their customers have the freedom and infrastructure to operate, and to meet the needs of U.S. soy’s customers. As stipulated in the federal Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service has oversight responsibilities for USB and the soy checkoff.
For more information on the United Soybean Board, visit www.unitedsoybean.org or go to www.facebook.com/UnitedSoybeanBoard. Follow at www.twitter.com/unitedsoy and view