C. Brooks Hurst of Tarkio to Lead Missouri Soybean Association through 2019

Atchison County soybean farmer C. Brooks Hurst was elected to a second term as president of the Missouri Soybean Association during the annual meeting in Jefferson City this week. As the Association’s president, Hurst will lead Missouri’s soybean policy, regulatory and outreach efforts on behalf of farmers statewide.

C. Brooks Hurst

“It takes a team to address the challenges farmers face, and we take our role as the advocate for Missouri’s soybean farmers very seriously,” Hurst said. “We’re truly a farmer-led organization, and I take a lot of pride in the work we’re doing to protect farmers’ freedom to operate and competitive advantage in the global marketplace.”

In addition to Hurst, the Missouri Soybean Association leadership team was re-elected. Ronnie Russell, a soybean farmer from Richmond, Mo., will continue serving as vice-president; secretary is Matt Wright of Emden, Mo. and treasurer is Renee Fordyce of Bethany, Mo. Each is serving their second one-year term in those roles, the maximum allowed under the Association’s bylaws.

Their terms officially begin after installation, held during the Commodity Classic conference at the end of February.

To learn more about how the Missouri Soybean Association works to increase the profitability of Missouri soybean farmers through advocacy and education programs, and to join the Association, explore mosoy.org.