Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns made 33 appointments and three alternate appointments to the United Soybean Board, the 64-member panel that oversees the use of soybean checkoff funds.
Newly appointed directors to the USB include: Jim Shriver, Ind.; William Wiley, Kan.; Marcus Domagalski, Mich; Robin Hanks, Minn.; Michael Thede, Neb.; James Bartlett, N.C.; Joel Thorsrud and Robin Pratt, N.D.; Dale Profit, Ohio; William Beam, Penn.; and Keith Dunn, Va.
Members that were re-appointed to serve another three-year term were: John Cooper, Ark.; Martin Ross, Del.; Richard Stern, Jr, Eastern Region; Phillip Bradshaw and Sharon Covert, Ill.; Joseph Meyer, Ind.; James Legvold, Iowa; Robert Haselwood, Kan.; Donald Zaunbrecher, La.; G. Steve Moore, Md.; Mary Lou Smith, Mich.; Robert Kirchner, Minn.; Marcus Curtis, Miss.; Richard Fordyce, Mo.; Charles Myers, Neb.; Russell Carpenter, N.Y.; Ronald Limon, Okla.; Lewis Bainbridge, S.D.; Kenneth Moore, Tenn.; Ross Waterman, Western Region; Vicki Coughlin, Wis.; and Charles Prellwitz, Wis.
The three alternate appointees were: Jeffrey Allen, Del.; James Sheppard Jr., N.Y.; and Robert Greenlee, Okla.