Ohio Soybean Association elects new board members

The Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) elected new members to its Board of Trustees at its annual meeting, held in conjunction with the Ohio Grain Farmers Symposium, on Tuesday. Each person was elected to a 3-year term on the board.

Rusty Goebel of Williams County was elected to serve District 1, which includes Fulton, Henry, Lucas and Williams Counties. Goebel operates a 2,000-acre corn, soybean, wheat and livestock operation in Stryker, Ohio. He’s a board member for the Stryker Farmers Co-op Board and a trustee of Springfield Township. Goebel is also a member of Ohio Pork Producers, the Ohio Farm Bureau and the Stryker Chamber of Commerce.

OSA re-elected Derek Reusser of Holmes County to represent District 12, including Belmont, Carroll, Coshocton, Fairfield, Franklin, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Knox, Licking, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Stark, Tuscarawas and Wayne Counties. He farms 900 acres of soybeans and corn in Lakeville, Ohio. Reusser is a past Ohio Farm Bureau Young Ag Professional participant, FFA alumnus and an active 4-H advisor.

Kerrick Wilson was also re-elected. Wilson farms 375 acres of corn and soybeans in Preble County. He represents District 10, which includes Butler, Darke, Hamilton, Montgomery and Preble Counties. He previously served as OSA treasurer. Wilson is also a board member of the Preble County Farm Bureau chapter and a member of the Preble County Agriculture Society. He serves as the secretary of the Preble County Senior Fair Board.

“I want to congratulate Rusty, Derek and Kerrick for their election to the board,” said Scott Metzger, OSA president and soybean farmer from Ross County. “Derek and Kerrick have served our board well, and Rusty will be a great addition to our team. I look forward to working with all of them.”

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