Once again, USSOY.org will be sharing first hand accounts from the fields as we follow six featured U.S. soy farmers for the duration of the growing season. This year’s growers include:
Linda and her husband, David, grow soybeans, corn, wheat and hay on their farm in Union Bridge, Md. This is Linda’s first year as a United Soybean Board director.
Walter grows soybeans, peanuts, corn, cotton, wheat, sorghum and butterbeans and raises chickens in Pelham, Georgia. His wife, Rebecca, is a high school special education teacher. They have one son, Noah. This is Walter’s third year as a United Soybean Board director. He also serves as a director for the American Soybean Association.
Derek farms soybeans, rice, corn, cotton, grain sorghum, wheat and sesame seeds with his wife, Shannon, on their farm in Newport, Ark. They have one son, Judah. This is Derek’s second year as a United Soybean Board director.
Jim Miller is a fourth-generation Nebraska family farmer from Belden, Nebraska. Jim and his wife Jan, along with his two sons farm 3,200 acres of corn and soybeans, raise 140 cow calf pairs and have 120 sows farrow to finish. Jim currently serves as a director and vice chairman for the United States Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and also serves as a director for the American Soybean Association.
Ron Moore, a farmer from Roseville, Illinois, is Secretary of the American Soybean Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the United States Soybean Export Council. Moore raises 600 acres of corn and 400 acres of soybeans, along with 230 head of feeder cattle grazed on 250 acres of pasture. He and his wife Deb have three sons.
Jim, a fourth-generation farmer, raises soybeans and corn on his farm in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He and his wife, Janice, have three children, Kristin, Korey and Kathryn. Jim is Past Chairman of the United Soybean Board and a current member of the USSEC board of directors.