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Illinois farmer elected ASA president

(photo courtesy of the Illinois Soybean Association)

Ron Moore, farmer from Roseville, Ill., and past chairman of the Illinois Soybean Association (ISA), was elected as president of the American Soybean Association (ASA).

Moore previously held vice-chair and secretary positions on the ASA board. He will represent farmers from across the United States on legislative affairs and issues.

“I am excited to be elected ASA president and work with this group of leaders who have the best interests of all soybean farmers at heart. As we face more regulatory challenges in agriculture, we want to manage the load and equip farmers to advocate effectively about the issues,” says Moore. “We want to continue to support the policies that make farmers successful.”

ASA also works closely with the Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) membership program to advocate for Illinois soy farmers on policy and trade.

Moore began farming in 1977 after earning his bachelor's of science degree in business administration and economics from Culver-Stockton College. He raises corn and soybeans, along with feeder cattle grazed on pasture. He and his wife, Deb, have three sons. He also has served on the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) board and is a past chairman of Illinois Council on Best Management Practices (CBMP). Moore begins his one-year term immediately.

Moore’s election comes as several other ISA representatives have also been elected to national positions in the last month. Dan Farney, past ISA director from Morton, was elected this week to the United Soybean Board (USB) executive committee.

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