Ohio Soybean Association elects officers for 2015-2016

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) Board of Trustees elected officers for 2015-2016 during the September board meeting. These executive committee positions include the offices of president, first vice president, vice president, treasurer and secretary.

The immediate-past president continues to serve on the executive committee as chairman of the board. 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.

Adam Graham of Logan County was elected president of OSA. This is Adam’s third term on the executive committee after previously serving as secretary and first vice president. He has taken on multiple leadership roles on the board and committees. He holds a degree in agriculture from Wilmington College and currently grows soybeans and corn on his farm in North Lewisburg and Marysville.

Elected first vice president was Todd Hesterman of Henry County. This is Todd’s second term on the executive committee, previously serving as treasurer. Todd holds a degree in agronomy from The Ohio State University (OSU) and is a Certified Crop Advisor and board member of the Henry County Soil and Water Conservation District. Todd grows soybeans, corn and wheat on his farm in Napoleon.

Also elected to his second term on the OSA executive committee as vice president was Allen Armstrong. Allen previously served as secretary on OSA and is a member of the Ohio Corn and Wheat Growers Association (OCWGA), Ohio Farm Bureau Federation (OFBF) and a former board member of the Ohio Soybean Council. He is also active in the Ohio 4-H program. Allen grows soybeans and corn on his farm near South Charleston.

Scott Metzger of Ross County was elected to his first term on the OSA executive committee as treasurer. Scott is a former ASA/DuPont Young Leader and graduate of the OFBF AgriPower program. He currently serves on the executive committee of the Pickaway County Farm Bureau and is a member of OCWGA. Scott holds a degree in agronomy from The Ohio State University and grows soybeans, corn and wheat on his farm near Williamsport.

Elected to his first term to the executive committee as secretary was Jeff Adams of Champaign County. Jeff is a former ASA/DuPont Young Leader and the first Beck’s Young Farm Leader of the Year. He is a graduate of OSU where he majored in Agricultural Business with a minor in Crop Science. Jeff currently grows corn and soybeans on his farm near Urbana and operates a custom fertilizer business.

Immediate-past president, Tommie Price of Putnam County, assumed the position of chairman of OSA. Tommie served last year as president and previously as first vice president, vice president, treasurer and secretary. He operates T&D Farms in Ft. Jennings where he grows soybeans and corn. Tommie is a member and past officer of the Putnam County Farm Bureau and Putnam Electric Cooperative, and was previously a Putnam County Commissioner.

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