The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association elected five new members to serve a three-year term on its board of directors at its 49th annual meeting in Durham, N.C. on Jan. 15, 2016. Five members were elected to serve a second term on the board of directors.
Directors on the state soybean board are responsible for overseeing the soybean checkoff-funded research, marketing and communications work of the association, as well as conducting advocacy work on behalf of the state’s soybean industry.
Newly elected board members are:
Dan McDuffie, Council, N.C., representing Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender Counties
Chris Hester, Bladenboro, N.C., representing Bladen, Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover and Pender Counties
Curtis Furr, Albemarle, N.C., representing Anson, Cabarrus, Chatham, Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Richmond and Stanly Counties
Shane Revelle, Murfreesboro, N.C., representing Gates, Hertford and Northampton Counties
Simmy Williams, Shiloh, N.C., representing Camden and Currituck Counties
The following directors were elected to serve a second term:
Mart Benson, Pantego, N.C., representing Beaufort County
Lance Herndon, Parkton, N.C., representing Hoke, Scotland and Robeson Counties
Chris Seymour, Kinston, N.C., representing Greene, Lenoir, Wayne and Wilson Counties
Isaac Boerema, Pantego, N.C., representing Hyde County
Bob Hyman, Oak City, N.C., representing Martin and Pitt Counties
North Carolina soybean producers elected the following officers for 2016: President, Jeff Peed of Aurora, N.C.; Vice President, John Fleming of Scotland Neck, N.C.; Secretary, Jeff Tyson of Nashville, N.C. and Treasurer, Bernard Lennon of Evergreen, N.C.