Missouri Soybean Promotes Baylee Siegel to Director of Outreach and Education

Soybean staffer, Baylee Siegel, to assume new role for Missouri Soybean.

With the goal to build and strengthen relationships with key stakeholders, as well as educate consumers on the soybean’s value chain, Missouri Soybean has decided to create a new role and promote soybean staff, Baylee Siegel. Siegel previously served as Missouri Soybean’s external relations liaison. 

“This new role is a tremendous opportunity for not only Baylee, but for Missouri’s soybean growers,” said Gary Wheeler, CEO. “This promotion is a natural next step, working to develop our field service staff. We have and will continue to be increasing our many services to our members, which strongly meets our mission and vision for the organization.”

This position will be responsible for Missouri Soybean Association membership and grower services, which was consistent with Siegel’s previous role. The goal is to expand this program and build a team working to serve Missouri Soybean members and soybean growers from all corners of the state. 

The director of outreach and education will implement a robust program curated for the public to continue growth and awareness at the Center for Soy Innovation. Siegel will implement educational pieces to drive home Missouri Soybean’s key messages in a new, engaging way. 

“I am eager to facilitate and cultivate new relationships for Missouri Soybean, while building on the critical education piece that is the Center for Soy Innovation,” Siegel said. “We have a lot of great work to share within our organization and this is one way to streamline that news for a wide array of audiences.” 

Siegel grew up on her family’s generational diversified livestock and row crop operation in central Missouri. She earned her bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Siegel is also currently working on her Master of Business Administration in management from Northwest Missouri State University. Siegel will assume her new position effective immediately.  

The Missouri Soybean Association is a statewide membership organization working to increase the profitability of Missouri soybean farmers through advocacy and education efforts across the state.

The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council is a statewide, farmer-led organization focused on improving opportunities for Missouri soybean farmers through a combination of research, outreach, education and market development efforts through the soybean checkoff. To learn more, explore mosoy.org.