A Hancock County farmer was named to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) advisory board. John B. Motter, from Jenera, was appointed to serve on the United Soybean Board. Motter’s three-year term will begin in December.
Motter is currently chairman of the Ohio Soybean Council (OSC) Board of Trustees. He previously held other OSC leadership positions including vice chairman, secretary and chair of the Producer Communications and Production Research Committees. Motter is active in several agricultural organizations near his hometown of Jenera, serving as a member of the Hancock County and State Extension Advisory Boards. He was previously a Hancock County Soil & Water Conservation District supervisor.
Motter serves as USB Vice-Chairman of the Audit & Evaluation Committee and on the International Marketing Committee.
“I am honored to be re-appointed to the United Soybean Board,” Motter said. “Agriculture has always been a part of my life and I believe in giving something back to an industry and a community that has given me so much. Through my work with OSC and USB, I will continue to work very hard to ensure that Ohio and all U.S. soybean farmers are represented and soybean checkoff dollars are invested in ways that will pay back to farmers.”
USDA Sec. Tom Vilsack selected the appointees from nominations submitted by Qualified State Soybean Boards. The United Soybean Board is authorized under the Soybean Promotion, Research and Consumer Information Act to develop and administer a coordinated program of promotion, research.