Bill Gordon who is an American Soybean Association director and Minnesota soybean farmer was elected American Soybean Association Vice President last week during the organization's December board meeting in St. Louis. Gordon farms in Nobles County near Worthington. He has served on the Policy, BNF advisory and Strategic Planning committees and also has served as association treasurer.

"I'm extremely excited to work on behalf of the country's soybean farmers during these challenging times," Gordon said. "We have a great leadership team at the American Soybean Association, and I think we're all ready to hit the ground running in 2019 and help advocate for policies that will improve the farm economy.

Remember the American Soybean Association is a voluntary organization. I choose to be a member and pay into the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association which makes me a member of the American Soybean  Association. It is a different organization than the Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council or mandatory check-off. The Council can only use funds for research, education and promotion. Because the association is voluntary I can have a voice in Washington D.C. and in St Paul at the Capitol.

There is a long list of farmers from Minnesota that have been involved in commodity organizations like the Minnesota Corn Growers, Soybean Growers, Pork Producers, Turkey Growers and others that have been elected to a leadership role at the National level.